The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce officials have canceled their annual Street Dance event after Indiana officials announced they would pause the state’s reopening plan.
On July 15, state officials extended Stage 4.5 of the state’s reopening plan. The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce’s Street Dance was scheduled with the hope the state would enter Stage 5 of Indiana’s reopening plan, when more than 250 Hoosiers can gather, by Aug. 1.
“We continue to discuss, monitor and evaluate current conditions and collaborate with local leaders as we make decisions relating to events currently on our calendar,” the chamber stated in a social media post. “Our mission remains to support our members, the larger Zionsville community, and the town of Zionsville through thoughtful action. We will always look for ways to serve the community we love.”
To comply with the state’s new requirements, the chamber stated they would submit event plans to the Boone County Health Dept. for Thursday evening A Night on the Bricks events scheduled for July 23 and July 30, as well as the Brick Street Market, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 29.
“Street Dance is just one of many chamber events that support the business community within Zionsville,” the chamber stated in a social media post. “We encourage anyone who might have attended Street Dance to support these valuable companies that have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. Please remember that we as members of this community are in this together and we should support our local businesses whenever possible.”
The chamber previously planned to host Street Dance 2020 again this year, but with a host of changes to ensure public safety.
In accordance with guidelines outlined by the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the chamber hoped to employ myriad mitigation strategies to try to ensure a safe public environment for the event.
The chamber decided to move the event to Lion’s Park, in an effort to find a larger public space where attendees can social distance. The even typically attracts 6,000 to 7,000 people a year, ZCC Events Manager Rachel Vining said, but this year, the chamber had planned to limit the number of tickets sold to maintain capacity and position hand sanitation stations throughout the event.