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COVID-19 Sinks Lakefest 2020

(LaPorte, IN) - Losing the annual Great Lakes Grand Prix to COVID-19 is huge, but other tourism-related events have also been cancelled due to the virus. One is Lakefest 2020 in LaPorte.


The first one was planned in August, but there are just too many unknowns regarding safety right now.  Jack Arnett, the Executive Director of the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau 

said, Tthe decision to cancel the inaugural Lakefest 2020 was made after talking things over with mayor Tom Dermody, who was looking for another major event to bring people here." 


Arnett says the annual coho tournament on Lake Michigan was among the other events cancelled by the virus. For now, though, he says the annual Sunflower Fair in September in LaPorte is still on.

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