Streetfest returns for sixth year

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June 11, 2015 8:15 AM

For the sixth time in as many years, Downtown Summer Streetfest is taking over Lloydminster.

“It’s a really nice community event,” said Dawn Hames, chairperson of Streetscapes. “It just showcases so much of our art and culture and entertainment and food.”

Since its inception, Streetfest has evolved into signature event for the Border City. This year’s event takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will have attractions set up on 50 Avenue, 49 Street and 50 Street.

Around 5,000 people attended Streetfest in 2014 and with a variety of activities for people of all ages, there’s no reason to believe the event can’t bring out as many, if not more people this time.

“This event is listed as one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Saskatchewan,” said Haynes. “It’s lots of local and regional content, it’s definitely a cultural event and it’s showcasing some of the best art and crafts and cooking and entertainment that we have to offer and it’s free to attend.”

While there are plenty of attractions geared towards adults, such as the art and farmers markets as well as a car show, Hames says that the event has lots to offer to the younger crowd, too.

Some of the children’s activities include bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, a bubble garden, Disney princesses and a photo booth. The kids zone will feature magic shows and a clown.

See “Streetfest,” Page 13

Anyone interested in some athletic-type competitions can find the sports zone, which will involve hockey and soccer shootouts, an obstacle course and laser tag, amongst other activities.

Streetfest also includes carnival games like a dunk tank, miniature golf and ring toss.

The main stage, meanwhile, is set to feature a different form of entertainment throughout the day.

“They have some local singers, they often have dancers,” Haynes said.

Indeed, the main stage will include local acts, with performances from Studio Encore and Fame Dance Studio, as well as larger musical acts including headliners Sister Grace.

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