It's a NO GO for 2021 and the Columbia River hydro boat races. The annual Columbia Cup and Over-The-River airshow put on by the Waterfollies is canceled for 2021.

According to Kathy Powell Event Director, “We gave it our best shot, to no avail”.

The event brings over 65,000 spectators to watch the hydroplanes and airplanes in the air but this year it's not going to happen due to the lingering effects of the pandemic.

One of the reasons is the guidelines for COVID-19 for Washington State don't allow for the massive crowds that the Waterfollies bring to the Tri-Cities.

The event generates over 3 million dollars a year to the region and employs over 1200 volunteers to put on the event.

I'm sad to see this happen and I'm curious what that means for other events over the next few months. There is a concern that Benton and Franklin counties will slide back into Phase 2 with the rise of new COVID-19 cases.

You can read more about the cancellation here.

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