MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – To protect the health and well-being of the club’s fans, partners, players, staff, employees and communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Twins today announced they have cancelled the 2021 Winter Caravan and TwinsFest, both originally scheduled for January. The Twins will instead bring fans a series of specially-designed virtual experiences throughout the offseason; details will be announced in the coming weeks.
“An offseason without our longstanding and beloved fan events is certainly tough to digest, but our top priority is, and always will be, the health and safety of Twins Territory,” said club President & CEO Dave St. Peter. “With COVID-19 certain to be present at some level in January 2021, we feel it is the prudent, responsible and correct decision to cancel our events that would have otherwise brought together large groups of people in confined, indoor spaces. As we’ve all done so much in these unprecedented times, we will adapt. We’re excited to roll out some unique, fun ways for Twins fans to safely engage with the back-to-back American League Central champions this winter, and we’re already looking forward to the 2022 return of Winter Caravan and TwinsFest.”
The Twins Winter Caravan had been held annually for each of the last 60 years, while TwinsFest – the largest annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund – began in 1989. The Twins’ full plans for digital offseason fan engagement opportunities is forthcoming.