The Indiana Black Expo has announced an adjusted schedule for its Summer Celebration, after last year’s event was canceled because of the pandemic. The organization says some of its more high-profile events such as the Corporate Luncheon and Exhibition hall have been canceled this year, while others including the 50th Summer Celebration Gala and free Outdoor Concert will still take place.
The organization says it has worked with local and statewide partners to determine how best to host a safe Summer Celebration.
“In making the decision on which events and initiatives to continue this year, we looked at whether large crowds can occur in sufficient open spaces where one is unlikely to get or spread COVID-19,” the organization said. “Because outdoor spaces are safer than indoor spaces, we decided that most of our events with large gatherings will take place in outdoor venues that provide an abundance of space or be delivered virtually.”
The organization says several events will not occur due to seating restrictions, capacity limits, or inability to socially distance in an indoor space. In addition to the Corporate Luncheon and Exhibition Hall, the canceled events include the Entertainment stage, Celebrity Basketball Game, Cultural Arts Pavilion, and Amateur Boxing.
You can view the full calendar of events by clicking here.