Lakes of Fire 2021 canceled due to COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Lakes of Fire 2021 canceled due to COVID-19.

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The 2021 Lakes of Fire event held annually at the Lucky Lake Campground in mid-June has been canceled due to COVID-19, organizers announced Sunday Feb. 7.

“I come to you with a heavy heart and bad news,” states a post on the group’s Facebook page. “You probably saw it coming. Lakes of Fire 2021 has been canceled.

“As you may recall, the 2020 event was canceled due to a life-threatening global pandemic,” states a message from the Great Lakes Experimental Arts Board of Directors on the LOF website. “Unfortunately, the pandemic remains a significant safety concern as we enter 2021. We are heartbroken to announce, as a continued expression of civic responsibility: Lakes of Fire 2021 is canceled.”

The multiple-day camping event draws over 2,200 people each year to the campground near Rothbury.

“While vaccine roll-out is underway, it is not clear that we will reach the widespread vaccination levels needed before June.

“Because we cannot know what the next year will bring, we are refunding all tickets. Our next event faces many unknown factors, such as possible required reductions in population size, additional insurance requirements, or increases in infrastructure costs related to COVID-19. We are refunding all tickets sold with as close to a complete refund as we can while ensuring we can continue onward as an organization and event.”

No cancelation has been announced for the four-day 2021 Electric Forest Festival, which is held annually at the end of June at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury.

EF attracts 40,000 or more attendees from across the US and other countries, and organizers last December secured two alternative time slots in August of 2021 in case the COVID-19 pandemic prevents the festival from happening during its normal June time frame.

The festival is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 24-27. However, alternative dates of Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 19-22 have been secured.

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