July 3rd Independence Day Celebrations Cancelled;
New Buffalo Farmer’s Market Moves Ahead
Virtually NEW BUFFALO, MI- On April 20th, at the New Buffalo City Council virtual meeting at 6:30 pm, the City Council approved the New Buffalo Business Association addendum to their special events applications, including the cancellation of July 3rd Independence Day celebrations, spring sidewalk sales and the transition of the New Buffalo Farmer’s Market into a virtual market experience.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Buffalo Business Association amended the plan for the Spring/Summer 2020 event season in accordance with the governor’s orders & safety concerns in mind. The May 23-25 Spring Sidewalk Sales are cancelled and the New Buffalo Farmer’s Market is postponed until the beginning of July. The Farmer’s Market will evolve into a virtual platform organized by the NBBA, continuing to create relationships between farmers and the community. The July 3rd celebrations including the LaPorte Symphony Orchestra will also be cancelled and moving fireworks to the Ship & Shore Festival pending social gathering restrictions.
“With so much impact of COVID-19 on special events, we know there must be questions and concerns around insurance for businesses, events, and future projects,” said Audrey Tuszynski, Secretary & Co-Chair of NBBA Events Committee. “We will continue to assess how we can hold virtual/no-contact events for the surrounding community without compromising their safety, for the remainder of the social distancing season.”
The New Buffalo Business Association is a partnership of business and community members who share a common goal to promote healthy business growth in our communities through activities and events.