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 Volume 12, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2020


2020 Fête de la Musique of Laguna Beach has been canceled

The City of Laguna Beach has officially canceled or postponed City-sponsored summer events to comply with the mandated stay-at-home orders and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the city’s announcement, Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association (LBSCA) will align with the Pageant of Masters, The Laguna Playhouse, and other summer traditional events, and is canceling the Fête de la Musique Laguna Beach for 2020, which was scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 12 - 4 p.m.

The LBSCA released the following statement: “With sincere disappointment the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Board of Directors officially announces the cancellation of the Fête de la Musique scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020. As large gatherings are discouraged around the country, ‘Stay at Home’ orders and ‘Social Distancing’ guidelines are the prevailing wisdom.

“However, in the French tradition and spirit of the Fête, we invite you to take the opportunity to share a DIY musical moment, using your voices and instruments to echo all over your neighborhood, bringing joyful attention to World Music Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. What a lovely way to participate in global understanding and friendship.

2020 Fete de La Musique Mime

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Photo by Charlie Dickerson

A colorful mime leads the Children’s Parade on the Main Beach boardwalk during the 2019 Fête de la Musique

“We have every reason to look ahead with hope and confidence, and we look forward to seeing you at the Fête de la Musique in Laguna Beach on Saturday, June 19, 2021.”

Originating in France in the 1980s, the Fête de la Musique, also known as the International Day of Music, celebrates the beginning of summer and the close affiliation Laguna Beach has with its sister city, Menton, France. The day’s events are free, and promote the lively arts through music by a variety of musicians, singers and performers.

To view photos and videos from past Fêtes, visit www.lagunabeachsistercities.com/fetedelamusique.

Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association has three sister cities: Menton, France; San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; and St. Ives, England. Since its inception, Laguna Beach Sister Cities, established in 2008, has been focused on cultural, educational, and social exchanges. It is a broad-based, Laguna Beach City Council approved, all volunteer, nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID #80-0188779). It is a membership-based organization, with renewals beginning in May/June. Contact information: P.O. Box 1011, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Call 949.715.7241, visit www.lagunabeachsistercities.com, and view the organization’s Facebook page.

 

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