Below is a press release from the City of Port Huron on March 30th, 2020.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the City of Port Huron and Downtown Development Authority are dedicating all resources to the conclusion and economic recovery of this pandemic. Therefore, Blue Water Fest 2020 will be canceled as we deem it inappropriate to fundraise for this event during this time.
“Blue Water Fest is planned almost a year in advance, and we fundraise about $130,000 from private donors and companies to support this event. We cannot, during this difficult time, ask for funds for a festival when we know they are needed elsewhere,” voiced DDA Director Cynthia Cutright. “Our priority remains the economic recovery of Downtown Port Huron and the greater Bluewater Area.”
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The City and DDA will reevaluate in early summer to see if any type of celebration can be hosted downtown, although in a much different scope. This does not affect the annual Bayview to Mackinac Race.