I'm just about as sick of seeing headlines like these as much as you are. All the best events this year are dropping one by one while we do everything we can to safely reopen the state while social distancing. Sadly, some of those events just can't do both at the same time. The upcoming and always anticipated Summer Bizarre Bazaar at Bell's Eccentric cafe has been cancelled for that reason.

The event which was planned for Sunday, July 26th featuring local art, music, and beer from local artists, crafters, and makers in the Bells Brewery Garden Area is still fully planning to go forth with their holiday Bizarre Bazaar this winter as of now. The announcement was made yesterday on their Facebook page:

For the safety of patrons and artists, the summer biz baz has been canceled due to COVID-19. we will see you in November for our holiday event! Bells is re-envisioning the event space for the summer and possibly fall to accommodate social distancing and safety measures for guests and staff.

The Bizarre Bazaar is a community event featuring artists who handcraft a variety of goods in and near the Kalamazoo area. They provide local artists a place to sell and show their work and introduce the community to both a fresh and unique experience each year. Bizarre Bazaar works in collaboration with Bell’s Brewery and The Can-Do Kitchen. Bell’s generously donates the event space and the artist’s entrance fees support The Can-Do Kitchen. Let's just hope we can celebrate the holidays.

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