Watermelon Festival on for 2021 Posted in: Lifestyle The sweetest part of summer in McDade is back this July after last year’s pandemic-caused hiatus. The members of the McDade Watermelon Festival announced on April 27 that they decided to hold the street dance and festival again this year. Last year, local festivals including the McDade Watermelon Festival were canceled due to safety concerns because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 festival would have been the 72nd annual Watermelon Festival. The McDade Watermelon Festival, always the second Saturday in July, will take place on July 10, with arts and crafts, live music, fresh watermelon and much more. The McDade Watermelon Festival’s street dance ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!