GOOD FOOD.
GOOD MOOD.

 

Street Fest is returning to downtown with a jam-packed evening of music and entertainment, and a new mouth-watering food festival, the Downtown Throwdown! The event is FREE to the public and open to all ages! BYO chair!

Street Fest is presented by the City of Champaign and powered by Champaign Center Partnership with support from community sponsors.

 

COUNTDOWN TO STREET FEST!
August 3, 2024, 5 – 11 pm
Location TBA

Street Fest 2024 Countdown
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SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK.

Thank you for participating in the 2023 Downtown Champaign Street Fest! We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. We want to hear your feedback so we can improve this event and other events in the future. Please complete this quick survey and let us know your thoughts.


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2023 StreetFest performer in daylight

2023 StreetFest crowd in daylight

2023 StreetFest band performing at night

2023 StreetFesat crowd during nighttime

2023 StreetFest artist

2023 StreetFest break dancer

 

2023 StreetFest attendee

 

2023 StreetFest crowd during nighttime

ENTERTAINMENT

Music

We will have a jam-packed line-up of musical talent at the Street Fest stage sponsored by Champaign Park District and The Music Shoppe. The Stage will be located at the corner of Walnut and Chester by Esquire Lounge and the city building.

The lineup of musicians will be announced at the end of June. Those interested in potentially performing should email Jenna at director@champaigncenter.com. 

Family and Community Zones

Explore the NEW family zone with FREE caricatures, giant bubbles, crazy balloons, and face-painting from 5 – 9 pm, sponsored by WMI Automotive. Plus, browse our community zone featuring over 20 vendors including local artists, non-profits, and small businesses, proudly sponsored by Clanin Marketing.

Downtown Festival District

The Downtown Festival District is back for this event. That means that event attendees can purchase and take open containers of alcohol from participating licensed premises for consumption in the public right-of-way located within a designated festival during the event. Customers will receive a wristband, and drinks will be served in plastic cups.

To purchase alcohol, you must be 21 years or older with a valid photo ID. Please consume responsibly.

Participating restaurants and bars:

  • Hamilton Walker’s, 201 N Neil St.
  • Esquire Lounge, 106 N Walnut St.
  • The Space, 1 E Main St, #107
  • Barrelhouse 34, 34 E Main St.
  • Guido’s, 2 E Main St.
  • Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St.
  • Watson’s Shack and Rail, 211 N Neil St.
  • Big Grove Tavern, 1 E Main St.
  • Nando Milano Trattoria, 204 N Neil St.
  • Blind Pig Brewery, 120 N Neil St.
  • The Blind Pig, 120 N Walnut St.
  • Farren’s Pub, 117 N Walnut St.

DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN

2024 Hot Dog & Pasta Competition

Community members can vote on their favorite hot dog and pasta dishes and pick winners of the 2024 People’s Choice award! Enjoy food samplers at participating businesses during this mouth-water competition! Paper ballots and ballot boxes can be found at participating businesses and the event information booth on Walnut Street.

Restaurants looking to get involved in this year’s competition should email Jenna at director@champaigncenter.com.

2023 People’s Choice Award (Pork and Mac n’ Cheese Competition): Martinelli’s Market

3 CHEESE MAC: Mornay Sauce, Vermont Cheddar, Alpine Swiss Gruyere, Pecorino Romano, Herbed Garlic, and Bread Crumb Topping.

 

2023 EVENT SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSOR


City of Champaign

STAGE SPONSORS


Champaign Park District

The Music Shoppe

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY ZONE SPONSORS


Clanin Marketing

WMI Automotive

PORKER SPONSORS


Rantoul Foods

Experience Champaign Urbana

DIxon Graphics

Corson Music

MAC-N-CHEEZ SPONSORS


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Greater Community AIDS Project

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The Venue CU

Logo for Martinelli's Market, Bakery and Deli
Martinelli’s Market Bakery & Deli

EVENT CHAMPIONS


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WEFT 90.1 FM

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Elliott Counseling Group