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Danville gears up for return of Summerfest

Annual festivities to resume Saturday and Sunday for first time since pandemic onset
Danville-Summerfest
Summerfest in downtown Danville prior to two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danville is hosting its 29th annual Summerfest for the last weekend of June, marking the return of the previously annual event following a two-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is a longstanding collaboration between the Town of Danville and the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, with the latter taking the lead on organizing.

This year's Summerfest is set to kick off on Saturday (June 25) with a health and wellness fair under the slogan "Let's Get Back to Living" on East Prospect Avenue, sponsored by ValleyCare. The event will see numerous health- and fitness-oriented small businesses featuring activities such as yoga and spinning.

The weekend will also see the return of its classic car show, featuring surprise celebrity judges, on Sunday (June 26), which was on hiatus during the pandemic, alongside other Summerfest activities.

In addition to the health fair and classic car show, Summerfest will consist of a two-day-long business expo, under the theme of the town's "Live Locally" slogan. Local businesses will showcase their wares and services on Hartz Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Church Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout both days of the weekend.

All in all, the weekend is set to see more than 150 crafts and food vendors throughout the weekend, according to Danville and Chamber officials.

Town officials have also announced street closures throughout the weekend to accommodate the event, beginning at 2 a.m. June 25. These consist of Hartz Avenue between Diablo Road and Hartz Way, Prospect Avenue between the municipal parking lot entrance and Front Street, School Street between Hartz and Railroad avenues, and Church Street between Railroad Avenue and the Village Theatre parking lot on Front Street. The closures are scheduled through 11 p.m. Sunday.

The partnership between the town and the Chamber of Commerce for the weekend's festivities is one of many between the two organizations, with the latter seeking to bring to life Danville's official "Live Locally" slogan in events that draw residents and visitors alike.

Front Street and Railroad Avenue will remain open throughout the weekend, which will also offer free parking with no time limit in all of the town's municipal parking lots surrounding the event that weekend.

More information on Summerfest is available here.