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Dear Kona Brewers Festival Ohana,

The Ke Kai Ala Foundation, host of the Kona Brewers Festival, has decided to cancel the 2020 Kona Brewers Festival anniversary celebration due to global COVID19 concerns.

This was a difficult and unanimous decision rooted in our commitment to do right for the well-being of our whole community for long term wellness. The Kona Brewers Festival has been following this situation closely, and has adjusted to each phase of information offered by the CDC and the State of Hawaii. The Kona Brewers Festival acts in alignment with its values as follows:

Community Collaboration – cultivating aloha among diverse groups through celebration that benefits nonprofits

Sustainable Legacy – perpetuating a model of interconnectedness between humans, culture and environment

Responsible Guidance – acting with integrity and generosity for future generations

This Festival is rooted in joy, and celebration. We know that people come from near and far, investing so much in this beloved event. Like you, organizers had hoped the Festival could continue on, as we have for so long… through rain, shine, and even a Tsunami in 2011. We had hoped to do so with all the surprises and delights that we are so famous for.  While this was our hope, the health and well-being of our island community is, and forever will be, our highest priority.

With more than 600 volunteers, sponsors, beneficiaries, artists, musicians, restaurants and brewers involved in working year round for this sold out event, the Kona Brewers Festival would like to thank you all for your hard work. Thank you for all of your continued support for the Kona Brewers Festival.

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