SAN ANTONIO — You won’t be able to eat chicken on a stick this year. Fiesta San Antonio is canceled for 2020 due to the threat of coronavirus.

“The highest priority is the health and safety of our Fiesta guests and volunteers. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to subside sufficiently at any time in 2020 and, in light of public health directives from the governor, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio we must forgo Fiesta 2020 in November,” the Fiesta San Antonio Commission said in a press release.

The event was initally pushed back to November earlier this year. Fiesta San Antonio is set to return April 15-25, 2021. 

This is the first time the event has been canceled since World War II. 

The event, known as San Antonio’s party with a purpose, is traditionally a 10-day long event in April that helps raise funds for local nonprofits across the Alamo City area.