Indian Summer Festival making changes due to production expenses

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One of Milwaukee's cultural festivals is moving and making some changes. 

The Indian Summer Festival is usually held on the Summerfest grounds the weekend after Labor Day. The organizers announced Monday, some popular parts of the festival will be held throughout the city instead. 

“Our mission to educate people about American Indian cultures, showcase the diversity that exists within tribal cultures, provide economic opportunities to our people, and strengthen communication and understanding will continue,” said John Warren, president of Indian Summer Festival, Inc.

Warren continued, “We have been embraced by Milwaukee and its surrounding communities with respect and support. For this we are forever thankful. As a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, it has become increasingly difficult to meet expenses associated with producing a large festival. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, our volunteers, the city’s other ethnic festivals and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. They have all helped make our festival possible for the past 32 years. On behalf of the festival’s Board of Directors, “Thank you to all who have supported, attended and enjoyed our festival. We look forward to seeing you again soon.”

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