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Luxembourg Fest week sees adjustments amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 1:00 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:08:17-04

BELGIUM — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Luxembourg Fest is making adjustments to their event schedule with some events going virtual, while others are postponed.

COVID-19 has already taken a lot of festivals from local communities, and Luxembourg Fest is the latest one to go.

The festival, which was originally scheduled for Aug. 6 to 9, will now see many of its events taking place Aug.13 to 15, 2021. These events include the parade, live music, car show, Luxembourg Street Market, Kids Zone, Ansay International’s “Taste of Luxembourg”, World’s Largest Treipen Contest, Vern Arendt Photo ID station, and other activities.

“We plan to take advantage of having additional time to plan our 2021 Luxembourg Fest to ensure we burst out of the gates with a Fest that is bigger and better than ever before,” says Luxembourg American Cultural Society (LACS) operations director Sara Jacoby.

In addition to the activities that were rescheduled for next year, the festival usually draws in even more events. Some of these events have now gone virtual while others have postponed.

The Green Heart Gala, which is LACS' only annual fund-raising events, has gone virtual. LACS has teamed up with a popular Luxembourg band to host “Live from Luxembourg: Featuring the Music of Luxembourg’s Zero Point Five”- a virtual benefit concert.

On Tuesday, June 23 you can tune in to the LACS YouTube page at 8 p.m. to catch the show. The LACS is also accepting sponsors for the virtual concert.

“During this isolating time, it is more important than ever to create a sense of community, and what better way to bring people together than through music,” says Patricia Lutz, Executive Director at the LACS.

Additionally, the cultural conference called “Votes for Women- Celebrating 100+ Years of Universal Suffrage in Luxembourg and America,” will be held as a webinar on Aug. 6 to 7, 2020.

With this festival, the LACS has also suspended their large-group in-person events for the summer, including the July 10 Luxembourg Beer & Wine Garden.

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