Another local summer celebration cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Grand Meadow’s Meadowfest celebration recently became one of the latest local summer town events or festivals to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic as because of the pandemic, the Grand Meadow Lions have announced they will not continue to plan their Meadowfest 2020 events.

Grand Meadow Lions member and Meadowfest Coordinator Greg Lamp announced the decision to the Grand Meadow City Council during its May 11th meeting.  Meadowfest had been scheduled for June 26th through the 28th.  The City of Austin and the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce recently cancelled Freedom Fest activities on July 4th, including the parade and events held at Bandshell Park.  The Austin City Council officially cancelled the fireworks display for the celebration at their meeting Monday evening.

Other area summer celebrations and events that have been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic include Dairy Days in Adams, which were to have been held from June 12th through the 14th, the Lyle 150th Celebration, which has been postponed until June 25th-27th of 2021, the City of LeRoy’s Summerfest celebration, which was to have been held from July 19th through the 21st, and Blooming Prairie’s 4th of July celebration.  The Rose Creek City Council will decide at their meeting on June 1st as to whether the city will hold its annual Fun Days celebration in July.