The City of Richardson announced on July 13 that the fall celebration of its semiannual Cottonwood Art Festival, scheduled for Oct. 3-4, and Huffhines Art Trails and Pawtoberfest, scheduled for Oct. 17-18, have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Planning for the event takes several months and typically would already be underway. With the unknowns regarding whether large gatherings will be allowed this fall, the City of Richardson determined the events could not be safely held in 2020.

For further information about these event cancellations, or to monitor for new information about future City of Richardson festivals and events, please visit,, or the Parks and Recreation Department’s social media channels.


(All updates related to the coronavirus and its impact on City services and events can be found on the City of Richardson’s COVID-19 news page at