South Bend's Best. Week. Ever. cancelled
South Bend's Best.Week.Ever. summer celebration has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Venues Parks and Arts announced Tuesday.
The event was originally scheduled for May 31 through June 6, but was rescheduled for the first week in August.
The August dates have now been cancelled.
The city had tried to find a way to hold a modified version of the event, but concerns about COVID-19 cases in the region caused the cancellation.
In a press release, organizers wrote, "BWE is and has always been about celebrating creativity, culture and progress in the city of South Bend, and we find ourselves harnessing those fundamentals even more during this pandemic. We would like to thank our community partners, event organizers and sponsors, especially our presenting sponsor United Federal Credit Union, for their support and optimism as we work to re-frame our 2020 event. We look forward to celebrating our resilient community even bigger in 2021."