Kalamazoo’s Pride festival cancelled due to COVID-19

The annual event would have taken place the first weekend in June.

OutFront Kalamazoo has announced they are cancelling this year’s Pride festival.

Originally slated for June 5-6 at Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Festival Site, organizers said coronavirus concerns prompted the cancellation.

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“This has been a difficult decision to make, but our highest priority has always been the health and safety of Pride attendees, performers, volunteers and staff,” said OutFront Executive Director Amy Hunter in an article on MLive. “Kalamazoo Pride attracts thousands of attendees and gathering a crowd of that size any time this summer would not be a responsible choice.”

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