Louisville Downtown Street Faire

Friends, Family, Community and the Magic of Live Music

For three or four hours, eight summertime Friday evenings, life is just like it should be. Babies don’t cry, dogs don’t bark, and wise elders feel nineteen again. The Muse visits the musicians pretty much every night and dances when the spirit moves her. We don’t know why this all happens here, we’re just glad it does.

Great American Music 2011

  • Jun 10 CJ Chenier

    Straight from New Orleans it’s the Real Zydeco Deal – CJ and the Red Hot Louisiana Band tore it down last year and are sure to have the Steinbaugh hoppin’ again.

    http://www.myspace.com/cjchenier
  • Jun 17 Little Feat

    Hello Street Faire friends and family. Little Feat in little ol’ Louisville. Crazy, right? Let’s make it crazy cool. Come ready to dance and have fun, but also come ready to be kind and mellow with your fellow music lovers – ’cause there’s going to be a lot of us.

    Peace. The Street Faire Staff.

    http://www.littlefeat.net/
  • Jun 24 The Samples

    We’re thrilled to have The Samples at The Steinbaugh for the first time! It’s going to be a rock-n-reggae party with local-boy-made-good Sean Kelly and band.

    http://www.thesamples.com/
  • Jul 1 No Faire

    See ya next week!

  • Jul 8 A Very Special Evening with Chris and Hazel

    Two of Colorado’s most beloved and talented musicians, Hazel Miller and Chris Daniels, have each played the Faire a record six times – join us for lucky seven.

  • Jul 15 Great American Taxi

    “Americana Without Borders” is how GAT describes their no-limits sound. It’s going to be an evening of amazing musicianship and good jam band vibes at the Steinbaugh.

    http://www.greatamericantaxi.com/
  • Jul 22 Tab Benoit

    Pure. Talent. More of that Louisiana vibe that seems to work so well at the Faire – Tab Benoit brings his take on the blues – from deep in his soul directly to Historic Downtown.

    http://www.tabbenoit.com/
  • Jul 29 Firefall

    They call the Steinbaugh “home.” Join 5000 of your closest friends for a magical evening with Jock Bartley and the timeless tunes of this legendary Boulder band.

    http://www.firefall.com/
  • Aug 5 Hamilton Loomis

    If you’ve seen him, you know—if you haven’t—it’s time. Hamilton is flat out amazing—taking the Bo Diddley Beat right to your feet. Let’s dance.

    http://www.hamiltonloomis.com/
  • Aug 12 Marcia Ball

    Straight from N’awlins and back by popular demand, Marcia and her smokin’ hot band are making their third consecutive appearance at the Faire. 

    http://marciaball.com/

The Street Faire runs 5–9:30pm. Music is 6:30 to 9ish — rain or shine.

The Street Faire is at the Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street.

There is excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries, and, because of our awesome sponsors, this event is FREE!

New this year — Happy Hour drink pricing from 5–6pm!

Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules! Well, actually we do, for courtesy and legal reasons.

  1. PLEASE do not bring alcohol to the Faire—it is illegal and just not faire to the folks bringing you this free event. Alcohol sales fund the Faire!
  2. PLEASE do not carry alcohol outside the Faire boundaries—this is also illegal
  3. PLEASE do not bring your own chairs or blankets anywhere under the tents or under the pavilion
  4. PLEASE park in legal spaces only or you will get towed
  5. PLEASE be courteous of our neighbors! Stay out of yards and gardens and do not leave trash or bodily fluids
  6. The Street Faire is a NO SMOKING event

FAQs

Q: Can I bring food to the Faire?
A: Yes, but why not try a Downtown restaurant or some of the excellent Faire cuisine?
Q: Can I bring alcohol to the Faire?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: What beverages are for sale?
A: We sell Avery Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing and Gravity Brewing beers, Milagro Margaritas, and Fetzer wines. Water is available from our food vendors for purchase. Enjoy Happy Hour from 5–6pm (two for one drinks).
Q: Are credit cards accepted?
A: Yes!
Q: Can I bring my dog to the Faire?
A: Due to the crowd size and potentially hot weather, we do not feel the Faire is a good place for your dog. That said, it is not illegal. They must be able to handle crowds and you must take very good care of them—dogs are not allowed under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Can I bring folding chairs to the Faire?
A: Yes, but the chairs CANNOT be set up under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Where is First Aid?
A: Look for the First Aid booth staffed by the Louisville Fire Department located in the library parking lot.
Q: Is there a lost and found?
A: Yes, at the north ticket sales booth.

Auto Parking

You can park in any legal space, but PLEASE be courteous to our neighbors:

  1. Do not park in restaurant lots unless you are eating there
  2. Do not block driveways—you will get towed
  3. Do not walk through residents’ yards
  4. DO NOT leave body fluids in residents’ yards
  5. NEW THIS YEAR: Use the new DELO parking lot and walk UNDER the overpass to the north entrance of the Faire! The walkway is ADA accessible.

Take the Shuttle to the Street Faire!

Bicycle Parking

The Street Faire Bike Corral is located due west of the Steinbaugh, behind Bittersweet and next to Por wine bar. Bring a lock!

Shuttle Up!

Take the Shuttle to the Faire — It's Free!

Park in front of Hobby Lobby — Look for the Red Shuttle Flag
Downtown drop off and pick up in front of the Louisville Museum — 1001 Main Street

Shuttles run 5pm to 10pm on Faire Fridays
Shuttles are ADA accessible

Map of Shuttle route and banner

Image Rights

The Downtown Business Association takes video and still photography during all Street Faires for promotional purposes. By attending the Street Faire, you give the DBA permission to use your likeness in promotional materials, waiving further notice or compensation.