By Selene Raj
One Tamarac, the city’s annual multicultural festival launched in 2018, has become one of the city’s most popular events. Despite the current pandemic, there is a chance residents will still get to enjoy it in 2021.
Typically scheduled for February or March, the city has tentatively pushed it back due to COVID-19.
At the city commission meeting on January 13, Parks and Recreation Director Greg Warner recommended the tentative date of May 8 — likely to become a permanent change.
“With all of our events, we’re planning as if they’re going to be in-person going into the future,” said Warner, “As we get closer to those, we can back off of that and make them virtual if needed.”
Right now, the department is unsure of where the COVID-19 pandemic will be — as cases continue to rise while vaccinations are underway.
The final decision to hold One Tamarac will be assessed in March or April, whether in-person or virtual, along with the potential artists who will perform.
For now, the department remains hopeful the event will be practical and are moving forward.
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- Selene Raj is a writer and a Florida International University graduate. Born in Trinidad and raised in America, she completed her Master's in Mass Communications in 2020, and has been living in Coral Springs since 2004. She is passionate about the communities she lives and works in and loves reporting and sharing stories that are as complex and meaningful as the people who live in them.