Cleveland Indians cancel Tribe Fest 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic, hope to bring back event in 2022

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tribe Fest, the Cleveland Indians’ massive annual winter fan festival, has been put on ice for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the club hopes to bring the event back the following year if conditions improve. © David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS Addisyn Klabik, 5, of […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tribe Fest, the Cleveland Indians’ massive annual winter fan festival, has been put on ice for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the club hopes to bring the event back the following year if conditions improve.



a close up of a child wearing a shirt and tie: Addisyn Klabik, 5, of Shalersville has a flower painted on her face. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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Addisyn Klabik, 5, of Shalersville has a flower painted on her face. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

“Our organization deeply misses the Tribe community and is hopeful to see fans back at Progressive Field next season in 2021 and bring back Tribe Fest in January 2022.”

The annual hot stove event moved to the Huntington Convention Center in 2018 and expanded to include more interactive games and attractions for fans who attended, while also more than doubling the space from previous Tribe Fest events.



a group of people in a room: Tribe pitcher Shane Bieber talks to a fan as Carlos Santana signs an autograph in the All Star Autograph Session. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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Tribe pitcher Shane Bieber talks to a fan as Carlos Santana signs an autograph in the All Star Autograph Session. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

The majority of players from the Indians 40-man roster typically attended the event to provide autographs and interact with fans in a variety of ways, including on-stage interviews, games and demonstrations with youngsters on an indoor baseball field.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Since 2012, proceeds from Tribe Fest have benefitted Cleveland Indians Charities.

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A young fan looks on as Jose Ramirez signs an autograph. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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A young fan looks on as Jose Ramirez signs an autograph. Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

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a person swinging a bat at a baseball game: Thousands of Cleveland Indians fans showed up for Tribe Fest 2020 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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