Duluth Airshow cancels 2020 event, will go ahead in 2021

Tickets bought for this year's event will be honored for next year.
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The Duluth Airshow has announced Wednesday it's pushing back its 2020 event to next year as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event at Duluth International Airport is hugely popular, regularly attracting more than 50,000 spectators over its two days.

It was due to take place this year over the weekend of July 18-19, but has now been postponed to June 26-27, 2021.

Organizers say that next year's event will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

The decision to postpone comes with there still being no indication as to when large-scale gatherings will be permitted again, with the state recently having loosened restrictions to allow gatherings of fewer than 10 people.

"The Duluth Airshow routinely draws upwards of 50,000 spectators over the weekend from across the Midwest," Duluth Airshow President Ryan Kern said. "The Airshow places a high priority on the safety of its performers and spectators and believes a gathering the size and scale of our event creates an unnecessary and unpredictable risk for the community in 2020."

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Organizers say that tickets bought for the 2020 show will be honored in 2021, otherwise ticket holders can get a refund, with emails explaining how to apply for a refund to be sent to purchasers.

The airshows generates an estimated $10 million for the local community, and the airshow is calling on the public to "keep their plans to visit Duluth, Lake Superior, and the North Shore."

"While gathering in large crowds for an event like the Duluth Airshow poses a health risk to our community, we would still love for you to visit when it is safe to do so. Spread out and take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Duluth and the North Shore!" he said.

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