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Eastown to celebrate 40th annual Streetfair

On September 14, Eastown will kick off their annual street fair starting at 9 a.m. The whole community comes together to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Music and Locations

Music Featured:

SE Jazz Quintet

Otis Blueswell Jr

The Veloras


Flashing Blue Lights

Chemical Edge

Dutch Henry


Seritas Black Rose

Astro Bats


Jake Stilson


Chip Fundy

Fled Five



Wealthy St Stage

Corner of Wealthy St and Lake Dr.


Billy's Stage--Billy's Lounge

1437 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids MI

"It's a really great time for Eastown residents, as well as visitors, to celebrate Eastown and see all the local businesses and restaurants." says Lindsey Ruffins, Director at the Eastown Community Association, "It's a chance to get a good feel for our community as a whole."

This Saturday, Wealthy Street, through the central Eastown business district, will be full of activity. The streetfair begins at 9 a.m., with 100 booths displaying art, food, music, nonprofit organizations and other businesses.

Along with the booths, there will be various music performances. Bands and musicians will take the stage at Billy's lounge as well as the Wealthy Street stage throughout the whole day. Starting with Jazz to kick off the day at 10:30 a.m., the day has a lineup of a variety of genres of music.

This will be the 40th year that the StreetFair happens, but it is only in recent years that they have offered children's activities. The event offers face painting and break dancers, as well as other events to spark their attention. 

"We've been doing the childrens activites for a couple of years," says Ruffins. The kids really love watching the break dancers."

This event was put together by the Special Events Committee of the Eastown Community and Business associations. All the help came from volunteers. This year, the committee and its volunteers expanded their reach to local farmers and artists, working to get everyone involved in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Eastown Streetfair.

"This is definitley our biggest fair yet," says Ruffins. "The vendor spots filled up three weeks ago. This is the first time they have filled up so fast."

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