FORT WORTH, Texas — The 34th annual Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival canceled its Saturday activities due to heavy rain, wind and potential for severe weather.

On Saturday, organizers made the decision to close the festival on Saturday as a safety issue for guests and vendors. 

The event sent the following statement to WFAA:

“Out of consideration for the safety of our guests, artists, volunteers, vendors, and performers, we will be closing today,” said Jay Downie, event producer for MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival. “This is not a decision we take lightly; however, our number one priority is the safety of all who are involved. We hope everyone stays home and stays safe today, and will come out tomorrow for a beautiful Sunday.”

The event will resume normal activities on Sunday.

Widespread showers and storms moved through North Texas during the morning into midday and early afternoon hours on Saturday. Showers and storms will decrease in coverage through the afternoon into evening, but lingering showers will be out there into the evening. 

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The main concern is hail through the afternoon as southern counties in North Texas remains under a Thunderstorm Watch until 3 p.m.

Remember to download the WFAA app to check one of our dozens of local radars near you as well as the latest forecast, cameras and current conditions.

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