Submitted by Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
Haggen, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham and the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, today announced the cancelation of the 2020 Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration.
Following the guidance of public health authorities and government leaders, the three organizations decided to cancel now in the best interest of the community. Planning for the annual festival, which traditionally culminates in fireworks over Bellingham Bay, begins months in advance. This year, the coronavirus pandemic has made planning difficult, with local food and entertainment vendors unable to commit to the festival, and sourcing of supplies and the fireworks themselves uncertain.
“Canceling this event has been an especially difficult decision, given that this would have been our 25th consecutive year of celebrating the Haggen Family 4th of July with our Whatcom County friends and neighbors,” said Pilar V. Hari, Marketing Events Coordinator at Haggen.
Founded in 1933 in Bellingham, Washington, Haggen has built its business on providing guests the freshest and most local products with genuine service, while supporting the communities it serves. Throughout more than eight decades in business, the company has supported regional farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable food economy. For more information about Haggen, visit haggen.com.