DETROIT — The 26 th annual Woodward Dream Cruise has been canceled, officially, due to public health concerns caused by the COVID-1 9 pandemic.

Organizers posted the report on the cruise website Monday morning: “Notice: Due to public health concerns caused by COVID-1 9, all society events planned to take place the 26 th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise have been canceled. Stay safe. Be responsible.”

This year’s event was given for Aug. 15, but previously communities along the 16 -mile route in Oakland County had called off all special events associated with the cruise, including “Mustang Alley” in Ferndale, and various patronized events.

The Woodward Dream Cruise commonly captivates around 1 million people and 40,000 autoes to the stretch of the M-1 freeway from the Detroit border to Pontiac, Mich.

Just last year, juttings for the event were idealistic as the cruise “ve brought” more supports, totaling 35 sponsors. The grow produced 2019 ‘s sponsorship dollars to $500,000, up from $483,000 the previous year. The stores normally went toward a range of event expenditures, such as tent set-ups and live music, while residual funds were given to the nine participating cities.

The Dream Cruise has been run officially each year since 1995 when it started as a regional fundraiser and has grown to include automaker and supplier sponsorships, big spectacles, automobile proves as well as watch gatherings, parades and fame meet-and-greets.

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