DOWNEY - The Downey Street Faire, the annual community event that brings together hundreds of vendors, antique vehicles and family-friendly entertainment on Brookshire Avenue, attracting thousands of residents, returns this Saturday, May 7.The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Brookshire Avenue outside Downey High School. Admission and parking are free. This year's event will feature more than 200 vendors, including crafters, businesses and organizations, along with several food and drink options. Live entertainment will be provided by OnStage Dance Center, the All About Me band, New King James Group of Calvary Chapel, Roadhouse Ron, Route 66 band, Kuuipo O'Hula and the Jazz Ensemble Choir from Warren High School. Food vendors will be selling different varieties of food and drink, including pulled pork sandwiches, empanadas, Navajo fried tacos, sweet potato pies, pizza, kettle corn, barbecue chicken, Cuban pastries, funnel cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Children can enjoy a kids' area in Downey High's south parking lot, featuring an obstacle course, inflatable jumpers and a 40-ft. tall, 100-ft. long slide. More than 300 classic cars from the Old Memories SGV Car Club will be judged in a car show featuring vehicles from as far back as the 1920s. The show, held in the school parking lot, will also include custom motorcycles and pedal bikes. The fair, now in its 18th year, is produced annually by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.
********** Published: May 5, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 3