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Concerns Prompt Event Cancellations

Post Date:07/28/2020 8:00 AM

Carmel, Indiana: A Partnership for Tomorrow
City of Carmel
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032


Date:                July 28, 2020
Contact:          Nancy Heck, 317-571-2494
Release:          Immediate

COVID-19 concerns prompt cancellation of 2020 Events

Carmel, IN – To ensure the health and safety of our community, the City of Carmel has canceled several community events due to continued challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have drawn large crowds in congested areas, making it difficult to respect physical distancing recommendations by the CDC and raising the risk of spreading the virus.

The following events have been canceled for 2020:

  • Artomobilia
  • Art of the Dog
  • Carmel on Canvas
  • Late Night on Main
  • Chinese Mooncake Festival
  • Music on the Monon
  • Oktoberfest
  • Holiday at Carter Green
  • Holiday in the Arts District

“After much thought and consideration of many options, we have had to make a tough call and cancel these large events,” said Nancy Heck, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development. “These community events are loved by so many and we are grateful for the ability to provide an outlet to gather with friends in the community each year. However, it’s important for us to prioritize the long-term health and safety of our vendors, sponsors, attendees and event coordinators."

The possibility of virtual events to occur on Social Media through a streaming device or on the government channel, Carmel TV, is still being considered on a case-by-case basis. Follow the City of Carmel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates.

“We remain committed to providing the community with top-notch entertainment and events in the future and look forward to a brighter and healthier 2021 for the return of our live event lineup,” Heck said.


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