With festivals and events being canceled left and right this summer, there is at least one new event coming to the community on Wednesday, June 24: The Summit Avenue Street Fair.
The biweekly summer event will include art, music, history, sidewalk sales, and of course, plenty of "fair food," courtesy of area food trucks.
Once every two weeks starting Wednesday through Aug. 19, the DL Ice Cream Truck, Fork in the Road and Wood Fire Pizza will be parked in the lot north of the Historic Holmes Theatre for three hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"There may be more trucks added in the future," said Holmes Theatre Director Amy Stearns, "and any vendors, musicians or artists that are interested in getting involved should contact us."
This new biweekly event is organized by the Holmes Theatre, Becker County Museum and Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Street fair visitors will also be able to stroll through a variety of vendor booths offering everything from museum-sponsored STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) kits for the family to books, artwork and apparel. Future street fairs may include everything from on-site art classes and demonstrations, to live music and a special art fundraiser.
"We would like people to donate some of their old (or original) artwork to the theater for an August art sale," said the theater's outreach director, Beth Gilbert. "We would then offer it for sale to the public."
Stearns added that not only could people take advantage of the opportunity to refresh the look of their home by donating their old artwork, but they could find some new pieces at the sale — all while helping to raise some money for the theater.
Becky Mitchell, director of the Becker County Museum, said that the chamber would also be selling some of its own apparel at the street fair, and there would be information available about local tourism and history.
For more information, contact the museum at 218-847-2938, the Holmes Theatre at 218-844-7469, or the Chamber at 218-847-9202.