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‘The spirit of Winter Carnival remains alive:’ McCall event will go on, with changes

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During a year full of cancelations and postponements, McCall is planning to host one of its most well known events. 

It is the 56th annual McCall Winter Carnival. 

The press release says the “essence” of the carnival will stay. Though, some events and activities will not happen or go through changes to keep the carnival as safe as possible. 

“Many events may look a bit different this year,” McKenzie Kraemer of the McCall Area Chamber said. “But the spirit of Winter Carnival remains alive and well.”

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McCall is delaying big crowd events including the Mardi Gras Parade, firework shows and main stage music. 

“While we know it is disappointing to not be able to host these events, they are simply going to have to wait until we are clear of the pandemic,” Kraemer said.

People attending the carnival can still take part in outdoor recreation, look at snow sculptures and stop by different vendors. 

The ten-day festival will take place from January 29 through February 7, 2021. Updates on the carnival are available on the Visit McCalls website

“Winter Carnival was started to get people outside, break the cabin fever and build community,” Kraemer said. “This is exactly what you will find this year, and something we could all definitely use.”

Autum Robertson
Autum is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Ketchum, McCall and general news. Contact her at autum@boisedev.com.

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