In 2020, The Rose of Tralee International Festival had been canceled for the first time in its 61-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was due to take place in Tralee, Co Kerry from August 21 - 25, but organizers decided to cancel the large event, which our Center supported as the right decision.
The popular festival is proposed to take place again in October 2021. However, following the news of the 2020 Festival not moving forward, all Rose Centers who were intended to participate may not be eligible at this time, with preference given to Centers in and close to Ireland to mitigate health and travel concerns. This, unfortunately, means that the San Francisco Rose Center will not be able to send a Rose representative until the year 2022. For more information regarding the Festival rules and format, visit here.