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Organizers cancel Italian Heritage Festival due to COVID-19

Posted at 2:14 PM, May 12, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — You can add the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival to the list of summer events that will not happen in 2020.

Organizers have canceled the two-day event, scheduled for July 18 and 19 in Niagara Square, due to COVID-19.

"For the health and safety of our guests, vendors and board members it was essential to come to this decision," organizer Marco Sciortino said in a message to vendors and supporters.

The decision comes a day after organizers of Western New York's largest summer food fest, Taste of Buffalo, announced this year's eventwill be held virtually.