Red Poppy Festival goes virtual

Apr 23, 2020

The 21st annual Red Poppy Festival is going virtual due to COVID-19.

While the festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 23-25, the City is offering an interim virtual festival for fans to celebrate from home.

The online festival will include live music from Dysfunkshun Junkshun, a video replay of the 2019 Red Poppy Parade, and a presentation of the history of red poppies in Georgetown by The Daytripper star Chet Garner.

Special T-shirts commemorating the 2020 Red Poppy Festival: Virtual Edition, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place. For more information, visit

Join the event on Facebook for updates on the celebration and to watch the virtual events and videos.

2020 Red Poppy Festival: Virtual Edition schedule

Friday, April 24
7 p.m. Virtual Concert by Dysfunkshun Junkshun

Saturday, April 25
10 a.m. Virtual Parade Video Watch Party
2 p.m. Video with Chet Garner as Okra Compton: Fun Poppy History & Coloring Contest Winners
6 p.m. YouTube Playlist Featuring originally scheduled Saturday night entertainers, including, Matthew McQueen, Dale Watson, and Mark Chesnutt

WHERE:        Live streamed on the 2020 Red Poppy Festival: Virtual Edition Facebook event

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