Chowdown in Campustown
Street Fest is coming to campustown for the first time with a jam-packed afternoon of music and entertainment, and a new mouth-watering food event, Chowdown in Campustown! The event is FREE to the public and open to all ages!
Street Fest is presented by City of Champaign and JSM Living and powered by Champaign Center Partnership with support from community sponsors.
COUNTDOWN TO STREETFEST!
September 9, 2023, 1 - 7 pm
in front of Jip Bap (601 S Sixth Street, Champaign, IL)!
Volunteer during the Event!
You can help us make Street Fest the best event in campustown Champaign! Be part of the action when you volunteer. Opportunities include set-up, information booth, assisting vendors, and clean-up.
- Volunteer for 2 hours and receive recognition and an event t-shirt.
- Volunteer for 4 hours or more and receive recognition, an event t-shirt, a meal, and an invitation to our Halloween social event later in the season.
Main Stage Performances
Experience the magic of live music on the main stage, brought to you by the dynamic partnership of the Champaign Park District and The Music Shoppe, as it reverberates through the heart of the campustown. From local talents to renowned artists, the stage will come alive with a symphony of sounds that span genres. Get swept away by captivating live music on the main stage of StreetFest, which promises to be an unforgettable afternoon.
Funk, Jazz, Indie, and Country.
Haki N' Dem
American R & B, and Soul
Funk, Rock, Reggae, and Ska
Green Street Performers
Unleash your inner dancer and join us for a special performance area with FREE, high-energy street dance entertainment that will take your breath away. Brought to you by The Axe Bar, your ultimate destination for entertainment and excitement, this one-of-a-kind event promises to be an unforgettable experience for dance enthusiasts of all ages. Plus, find our talented balloon artist for a free balloon art!
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Flow, ribbons, hula, etc.
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Fire breathing, poi, etc.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
5:30 - 6:00 pm
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Browse local businesses and vendors including shops, local artists and makers, community services, and UIUC resources. Sponsored by Illini Union Bookstore.
Shops and Artists: Fire Doll Studio, nuEra Cannabis, Planted, Discardistry, The Wright Soapery, Good ‘Ol Days, Smiling Snake, Clara de la Fuente, Pastel Moonrise
University: Illini Union + Bookstore, U of I Police Department
Food: Jet’s Pizza, Champaign County History Museum’s Popcorn Wagon, Taste of Both Worlds
Attractions: The Axe Bar, Lab Escape
Services: C-U Public Health District, Stanfield Chiropractic
CHOWDOWN IN CAMPUSTOWN
The $5 Food + Drink Walk
Explore a global array of delicious bites and beverages during Chowdown in Campustown sponsored by Kung Fu Tea!
Instructions: Pick up menus at the info booth or at any participating restaurant during the event. For every purchase of a $5 bite at a participating business listed in the menu, you get a stamp. Collect four stamps and submit your entry at the Champaign Center Partnership information booth located in the main event area in front of Paris Super Crepes for a chance to win! Prize: Enter to win the grand prize including
- $30 gift card from Plant Mode,
- 2x $20 gift cards from Martinelli’s Market,
- 2x $20 gift cards from Watson’s,
- 3x $10 gift cards from Esquire Lounge,
- $20 gift card from Big Grove Tavern,
- $20 value gift from Jane Addams Book Shop, and
- $20 value gift from Greener Goods.
One winner will be drawn at random. The winners will be announced on September 12 via the contact information provided.
$5 specials can’t be combined with any other offer.
- American + European
- Coffee + More
- Bubble Tea + More
- Desserts + Treats
MAP + GUIDE
Click to download the map and guide. Guides will be available at participating restaurants and at the information booth in the festival area.