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 City of Champaign and powered by Champaign Center Partnership with support from community sponsors.
COUNTDOWN TO STREET FEST!
July 15, 2023, 5 - 11 pm
in front of Esquire Lounge (106 N Walnut Street, Champaign, IL)!
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Rabbit in Red
Hailing from Effingham IL, Rabbit In Red brings a high energy mix of alternative rock, funk, and hip hop viewed through a tie-dyed jam band kaleidoscope.
Afro D & Global Soundwaves
A socially-conscious hip hop/jazz/funk band based in Champaign, IL.
Midwestern Singer/Songwriter inspired by traditional artists adding a modern indie/folk appeal.
Candy Foster & Shades of Blue
Candy Foster has been performing classic rhythm and blues throughout the Midwest for 40 years. With his full band, Candy is the undisputed king of Street Fest
Family and Community Zones
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 are and 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.
Pork & Mac-n-Cheese Competition
Community members can vote on their favorite pork and mac-n-cheese dishes and to pick winners of People’s Choice award! Enjoy $5 food samplers at participating businesses during this mouth-water competition! Paper ballots and ballot boxes can be found at all of the participating businesses and at the event information booth on Walnut Street.