FROM LOCAL SOURCES
CELESTINE -- Organizers of this year’s Celestine Streetfest have decided to cancel this year’s event due to the pandemic.
It was originally set for Saturday June 21st, but the governor’s Back-on-Track plan does not allow for festivals until July 4th at the earliest.
In a statement, event organizers said, "We did consider postponing to a later date in 2020, but after consulting with a number of our chairperson and leaders of the fest in meetings, the consensus was that there would be too many conflicts with potential rescheduling dates and too much uncertainty in the current situation."
See the full statement from event organizers below....
Community of Celestine Inc. has decided to cancel the Celestine Streetfest 2020. The event will return on Saturday, June 26, 2021. We were still planning to have the event until the announcement of Indiana’s Back on Track plan on May 1st. This prevents any festivals taking place before July 4th at the earliest.
We did consider postponing to a later date in 2020, but after consulting with a number of our chairperson and leaders of the fest in meetings, the consensus was that there would be too many conflicts with potential rescheduling dates and too much uncertainty in the current situation.
We want to offer a sincere thank you to our sponsors who have generously donated to funding what would have been our best Streetfest ever in 2020. We have elected to roll those donations forward to put on the 2021 event. The 2020 sponsors are now 2021 sponsors.
As always, we are very appreciative of the various organizations, groups, teams, and chairpersons who power our event. We thank them for the diligent planning they have already put in for 2020, and we know they will step up to make Streetfest 2021 another big success.
There is a chance that some kind of fundraiser event may take place in the Celestine community on the 2020 Streetfest weekend. Please watch local and social media for details.
We encourage you to support the events and fundraising efforts of the main groups in the community that typically benefit from the profits of Streetfest: Celestine Community Club, Celestine Park, Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, Northeast Dubois Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, and St. Isidore Parish. They all do important work in our community and need your support.