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City of Madison Suspends Festivals/ Events

Should the group gathering and social distancing restrictions be lifted, events may go on as planned.

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(Madison, Ind.) - After discussion with Visit Madison, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison Main Street Program, and our local festival board presidents, the City of Madison has decided it is in the best interest of the public to postpone all festivals and events scheduled during the next 60 days. The city encourages festival boards to hold off on making non-refundable deposits for the near future.

"We understand our community looks forward to the many events and festivals our city has to offer.  Our restaurant and small business owners, in particular, look forward to the extra foot-traffic during the festival season; however, community safety and curbing the spread must be our top priority during this time. This was a difficult decision, but a precaution we must take," said Mayor Bob Courtney. 

"For now, this situation is our reality. It is scary and confusing, but as a community, we see people coming together as never before. Madison will continue to support each other because that is what the people of Madison do. The staff at Visit Madison will work hard to support our tourism partners and to create new ways to introduce and persuade visitors to come and experience the "magic of Madison." Our best days are ahead of us. Madison Indiana will lead the way in reintroducing southern Indiana to friends, family, and visitors," said Tawana Thomas, Executive Director of Visit Madison. 

The city is continuing to monitor the situation and is remaining in contact with all parties involved in city festivals and events planning. The city will continue to evaluate this decision as new information becomes available. Should the group gathering and social distancing restrictions be lifted, events may go on as planned.



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