Covid Safety

Since the beginning, Florence Night Out has aimed to create a community gathering place within the vibrant arts and culture of the Village.

We are especially excited to be planning an in-person festival again, with the health and safety of our community as a top priority. Nearly every part of FNO can be accessed outdoors–from interactive art-making, to live music, to art installations, to food and beverages. Our film screening and after party will also take place outdoors. Even though we’ll be outside, masks are required for everyone over the age of 2, per Northampton City Council’s mask mandate.

Florence Night Out is taking careful steps in following the guidance of local governmental and public health agencies to create a safe environment for volunteers, artists, and attendees. With that in mind, we ask that guests Register to ensure that we can keep an accurate headcount and implement contact tracing.

Please take a moment to review our audience policies so that you can do your part to help ensure that the event is both safe and comfortable for everyone involved.

Attendance Policies

  • If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home and seek appropriate medical attention.
  • If you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home and seek appropriate medical attention.
  • As part of registration, we collect contact information for contact tracing purposes from all attendees including first and last name, email address, and zip code.


Following CDC, state, and local guidelines, we require that all attendees over the age of 2 wear a mask for the duration of the event, except when eating and drinking. Please make sure that your mask fits properly and covers both your nose and mouth. There is plenty of room in downtown Florence for everyone to spread out.


Please observe social distancing wherever possible, including inside and  around the mobile art boxes. All attendees should wear a face covering when viewing art or listening to music, standing in line for food or restrooms, and when moving about in close proximity to others.


A little kindness goes a long way. Some folks have lost loved ones to the pandemic or have underlying vulnerabilities. Some children are too young to be vaccinated. Others have emerged from this period reasonably unscathed. We ask that you honor the needs of those around you – whether that’s a desire to dance with wild abandon or to take a little extra space. We are all here to celebrate together!


We will have masks and hand sanitizer on-hand at the Information Tent on Main St. and at the Artisan Market. Stop by to visit us with questions, concerns, or for supplies.