ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (WLS) — The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 33rd annual Ribfest, announced Sunday that the July festival would be canceled amid health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival had previously been held in Naperville but was scheduled to be in south suburban Romeoville July 2 through 5.

Organizers have spent the past few months in situation analysis and discussion, in order to assess the current climate for summer festivals, they said in a statement Sunday. In consideration of the current COVID-19 conditions and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the state, the club has concluded that the health and safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers and entertainers cannot be guaranteed for such a large-scale public event.

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