Belmont Street Fair
SE Portland, Oregon 97214
Photo by a tea leaf
Great picture of Belmont Street fair street park setup. This year’s fest should be even better than previous years with the addition of Circa 33, Straight From New York Pizza, and Sweet Hereafter moving to the 34th block. After you go this fair, you’ll wonder why they don’t always shut down SE Belmont to cars/buses between 33rd & 37th–It just feels right.
2011 Belmont Area Street Fair Press Release:
15th Annual Belmont Street Fair
September 10th, 2011 from 12 | Noon to 8PM
The “downtown core” of Belmont from SE 34th to 37th.
More info: belmontdistrict.org
Belmont Street Fair coming Saturday, Sept. 10, Noon to 8pm This year’s Belmont Street Fair promises to be a spectacular event with all the best of past fairs plus some new and exciting twists. Our theme this year is Imagine! Imagine the possibilities of a thriving local community!
Imagine: art on every corner | community potluck dinners | great local businesses within walking distance | backyard eggs for all | human powered transport on car free streets | Belmont Street between 33rd and 37th will be car free once again. As one fair enthusiast said last year, “After you go to this fair, you’ll wonder why they don’t always shut down SE Belmont to cars/buses between 33rd and 37th-it just feels right.”*
A free Ecoshuttle will link special events along Belmont between 20th to 48th Avenues. The Sunnyside Neighborhood Green will return to 34th and Belmont. You’ll find an expanded Kids Fun Center, with activities for kids of all ages, an integrated bouncy house and mini-golf course, and juggling with Do Jump. Be sure to visit the Artist’s Alley, showcasing the work of local artists, and the alternative transportation exposition, which this year will feature cargo bikes. Local musicians will perform on multiple stages, with a main stage lineup that is sure to please:
- Chazz Funk All Stars (12:00 – 12:45 pm)
- Dusu Mali (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
- Sarah Moon & The Night Sky (2:15 – 3:15 pm)
- Sweet Juice (3:30 – 5:00 pm)
- Brothers of the Baladi (5:15 – 6:15 pm)
- Saloon Ensemble – featuring members of March Forth Marching Band (6:30 – 8 pm)
The Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, from Noon to 8pm. The fair is a collaboration between the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and the Belmont Area Business Association, and organizers (Katie from Hall of Records and Tim from SNA) have been working overtime to make this year’s fair a fun-filled, car-free community event filled with local artists, musicians, street vendors, and family-friendly activities, and where you can just imagine the possibilities.
For more information or to obtain a vendor (or artist) booth application, visit http://belmontdistrict.org/whats-happening/street-fair or call (503) 774-2832. This event wouldn’t happen without volunteers, so please consider joining us! For more information on volunteering and some of its many perks, please call Josh at 503-287-1515.
* Hey, that’s my quote! :)