(Michigan City, IN) - The high fuel cost could be a factor in an upcoming boat parade in Michigan City being canceled.
The Venetian Night Boat Parade scheduled for June 25 was canceled because there weren’t enough boat owners willing to participate, said Michigan City Special Events Director Terry Greetham.
“I believe that the current cost of fuel and the unknowns of a first-time event caused the lack of participation,” Greetham said.
The Venetian Night Boat Parade was part of the city’s Fourth of July festivities spread over two weeks.
Greetham said the other events, such as the Patriotic Parade scheduled for July 2 and the Fireworks Spectacular at the lakefront on July 4, are still scheduled. He expressed a commitment to have Venetian Night at some point in the future.
“We will have Venetian Night down the road, and I truly believe it will become an annual event that displays Michigan City as a vibrant lakefront community,” Greetham said.