The news we were absolutely dreading has arrived in our email inboxes. With a heavy heart, we are here to say that Midsummer Scream 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID19 outbreak. We knew it was coming and we didn’t want to believe it. Midsummer Scream has quickly become one of our favorite events of the year. Halloween, Haunt and Themed Entertainment fans alike enjoyed a sense of community and togetherness at MSS that no other event could recreate. Although we are extremely saddened by this news, the slight silver lining to all of it is that it will be returning in 2021 and the creative team behind MSS has some other small fun things planned.

We do have to say, although it’s painful news, it shows that the team behind MSS truly cares about the community. Making a difficult decision like this to keep our community safe and healthy is the right one to make, the healthy and safety of our community supersedes everything.

Lastly, we want to thank every single person who helped put their blood, sweat and tears into MSS20. Helping it be the best possible product that our community deserves. Although we aren’t going to see the fruits of their labor, we know that we will get to see the incredible work in 2021.

Below is a statement from the Midsummer Scream Team regarding this news.

To Our Beloved Fans and Community:
We are saddened to announce the cancellation of Midsummer Scream 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19. However, we’re excited to announce that plans are already underway for Midsummer Scream 2021 to take place July 9 to 11 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Tickets already purchased will be automatically transferred and honored for Midsummer Scream 2021. Current ticket holders are encouraged to retain their tickets to keep the current rate. Ticket holders may also receive a refund by visiting this page and submitting a request.
As state and government officials have advised that life won’t return to “normal” for months, our team discussed and deliberated at length a variety of contingency plans in hopes of keeping Midsummer Scream going in 2020. Each fell short of our promise to deliver the show this community wants and deserves. The heartbreaking decision to cancel is seen as the best way to serve our community and encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy so we may rally and support Halloween events in Southern California this fall.
Midsummer Scream will continue to remain engaged with our community as champions of Halloween, haunters, and fans everywhere year-round. This will come in the form of spooky new merchandise, social media engagement, and pop-up events as soon as conditions allow, including our annual dark holiday event – Season’s Screamings!
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and make sure you are signed up for our mailing list so that we can keep you informed about what’s happening in the community and what our plans are as we begin the march toward Midsummer Scream 2021.
We thank our vendors, theme park partners, haunters, and team for the work and excitement that goes into Midsummer Scream. And to the entire Halloween community, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your unwavering support.
Words cannot adequately express the disappointment we all share.  We will get through this together!
-David Markland, Claire Dunlap, Gary Baker, Rick West, and the entire Midsummer Scream Team

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