The Rose of Tralee International Festival has 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 eventin what they described as "the right decision."
The popular festival is set to take place again in August 2021. However, following the news of the 2020 Festival not moving forward, all Rose Centers who were intended to participate this year will instead take part in 2021. This, unfortunately, means that the San Francisco Rose Center will not be eligible to send a Rose representative until the years 2022 and 2023. For more information regarding the Festival rules and format, visit here.