Bravo Italiano Festival canceled, other events hold out hope at Watertown arena

May 13, 2020 226

BY: Erin Bischoff

Usually, each summer there's a number of great events put on at the Watertown Municipal Arena. But this year, some are canceling, while others hold out hope. For a weekend each summer, Italian food, music and people fill the Watertown Municipal Arena for the Bravo Italiano Festival. But this year, the Italian-American Civic Association has decided to cancel the August event due to COVID-19.

"There's too much unknown at this time with schools closing until the fall. A lot of other local events have closed so it only made sense to make that decision that we can't have the event cause we usually draw a couple thousand people so that could put safety in jeopardy," said Julian Alteri, treasurer, chair of the festival.

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