What a year it’s been – and it’s only June!
We, as the New Buffalo Business Associations, in collaboration with Open Air Events, decided
to cancel the annual Ship and Shore Festival for August 6-9 2020. This may not come as a
surprise, given the neighboring communities cancelling their summer celebrations.
The health and safety of our residents, business owners, and visitors are always going
to be our number one priority. As businesses come out of pandemic hibernation, we are noting a surge of positive COVID-19 cases revisiting communities across the country. Our single-stop-
light beach town needs its visitors and tourists to be safe and healthy.
We are approximately 60 days away from when the event would take place, however, we want to take these precautions now. We are taking these precautions so our restaurants, shops, real estate offices, beaches and water activities can continue operating for you and your family, safely, as the summer progresses.
Our NBBA mission statement reads – “The NBBA is a partnership of business and community members who share a common goal to promote healthy business growth in New Buffalo through activities and events” Though it may not be known, it is our organization that hosts most of the events in the City of New Buffalo, year round. As a non-profit, our funds for every single event come directly from the donations of our business owners. It would be unjustifiable for us to ask our local businesses to donate more than they already have, while still trying to figure out how to get back on their feet after the COVID pandemic. Even though we may not have our normal summer festivals, we encourage you to shop, dine, relax and recharge in New Buffalo and around Harbor Country. Let’s take the remainder of our year and focus on building our businesses bigger than ever!
We thank you for your continued support!