Yet another Central Coast popular events has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara is canceled this year.
Event organizers with the Children's Creative Project said the event usually brings in about 25,000 people to the Santa Barbara Old Mission with street paintings on display, live music and Italian food.
It was scheduled to happen May 23-25.
"With the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty as to when the community can safely gather again, the Children's Creative Project made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival scheduled for May 23-25, 2020. This annual event brings 25,000 people together to enjoy the spectacular street paintings created with chalk pastels on pavement by artists of all ages, live music, and Italian food at the Santa Barbara Old Mission," the organizers said in a statement.
Organizers said they are looking forward to presenting the festival during Memorial Day weekend next year.