The Board of Directors of the Marietta Riverfront Roar voted during a teleconferenced meeting on Thursday evening to cancel the 2020 event, scheduled for July 10–12, 2020.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but there are a lot of moving parts, and in the interest of everyone’s safety, we thought it prudent to cancel this year,” Roar chairwoman Carmen Taylor said. “But it’s our intention to bring the boats and excitement back next year and to celebrate the 20th anniversary in July 2021.”
First held in 2001, Marietta Riverfront Roar takes place every July at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta. The three-day festival features nationally sanctioned powerboat racing, live music, fireworks, concessions, and activities for children.
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