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Fort Wayne Pride postponed due to COVID-19 concerns


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Organizers of the Fort Wayne Pride Festival on Wednesday announced that the event will not take place this year because of concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a social media post and on the group website, Fort Wayne Pride said the Board of Directors decided to move the event to Sept. 25 and 26.

"We hope that moving the date will allow additional time to see how our community, state, and country is affected by larger group gatherings and life returning to 'normal,' the post read, in part. "We will continue to be in contact with local and state officials to make the best possible decisions moving forward."

The possibility remains that the event may not take place at all in 2020, and the Pride March will not be part of the activities if the festival does happen.

The 22-year-old festival takes place at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne and features entertainment, food, workshops and more.

It was scheduled for July 24 and 25, several weeks after the dates set by Gov. Eric Holcomb for the permitted return of festivals.

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