Livermore is gearing up for the return of the Downtown Street Fest this weekend with wine, craft brew, arts, crafts, shopping, dining and live music.
The festivities are set for this Saturday (May 20) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (May 21) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will be located on First Street from L Street to Maple and on South Livermore Avenue from Railroad Avenue to Second Street.
This year's event will offer two live entertainment areas as well as beer and wine tasting lounges featuring beverages from local breweries and wineries including Altamont Beer Works, Pennyweight Craft Brewing, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Cuda Ridge, Charles R Vineyards, Ehrenberg Cellars, Wood Family Vineyards and more.
The lounges and entertainment stages will be located at Stockmen's Park (29 S. Livermore Ave.) and the Bankhead Plaza (2400 First St.).
With a full lineup of music planned for each day, festival-goers can hear sounds from several popular acts formed right out of the Tri-Valley, including Crawdad Republic, Meredith McHenry, Foam Riders, Damn Dirty Apes and Dustbowl Travelers, among others.
In addition to the music, Joya Yoga will be hosting free yoga in the park on Sunday at Stockmen's Park from 10-11 a.m. as part of the Street Fest activities. Children can also experience the Kids Zone with carnival rides and play structures.
Due to the weekend-long event, there will be road closures for residents and motorists to be aware of. Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday (May 19), the two parking lots on the corner of South Livermore and Railroad avenues (behind Sauced) will be closed.
Starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, the following road closures will be in effect and delays at nearby roads and crossings are to be expected:
- First Street will be closed from Maple Street to L Street
- McLeod, J and K Streets will be closed from First Street to Second Street
- South Livermore Avenue will be closed from Railroad Avenue to Second Street
Sunday’s Farmers Market (May 21) will not be affected and will still take place on Second Street from J Street to L Street.
Vehicles parked on the streets where Street Fest will be held will be towed Saturday at 4 a.m. Organizers advise planning accordingly and considering alternative methods of transportation.
Free outside parking including ADA parking is available at the parking lot at Stockmen’s Park and the parking structure at 216 Maple St.
For more information, tickets and the complete lineup of entertainment, visit www.livermoredowntown.com/events/2023-downtown-street-fest