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Three cheers to the organizers of the Cypress Community Festival!

A year and a half after the State-ordered pandemic lockdown, Cypress threw a party.

The Cypress Community Festival Association set the dates for the 2021 Cypress Community Festival back in April. Breaking with tradition, the Festival Association decided to hold a concert the night before the “regular” Festival.

They decided on other changes, too.

The entire footprint of the Festival grounds changed. The fence line was shoved well south of where the grounds used to begin at the edge of the parking lot along Orange Avenue. In order to make beer and wine sales available throughout, the entire Festival grounds were fenced in — except for the Youth area, which was fenced separately. The Festival main stage was moved to back up against the fence separating Oak Knoll Park from Cypress High School.

The chili cook-off and car show were south of the ball field — many Festival visitors had to ask where they were hiding!

The Cypress Kiwanis had a big booth at the now-centralized food court instead of offering pancakes and sausages from the Community Center.

From all accounts received, the Friday-night concert was a great success. The revamped kid’s area was a bit hit.

The Saturday activities enjoyed plenty of foot traffic and lots of smiling faces, with many kids of all ages.

The Cypress Police Department K-9 teams wowed the crowd late in the afternoon.

Everybody had a great time!

Three cheers to the organizers of the Cypress Community Festival for a job well done!

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  1. I had my doubts about all these changes because of all the other pandemic changes around us, but it was a FANTASTIC FESTIVAL. Every change made improved the Festival. Keep it in October when the weather is so much more comfortable.

    Chairman Jimmy Fuller and the entire Festival committee did an outstanding job. Wherever you looked, people were enjoying themselves. What was also great was seeing that the vast majority of attendees and most vendors were NOT wearing the ridiculous mask. Congratulations to all!

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