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 2014

  • Jun 13 BoDeans

    How good were BoDeans at last year’s Faire? So good that tears flowed and time stood still… or maybe it was just me. Watching frontman and resident genius Kurt Neumann transform from road-weary rocker to Shaman of the Steinbaugh was something to behold. What a night. BoDeans and Street Faire—sometimes you get it right.

    http://www.bodeans.com/
  • Jun 20 Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

    First, a tip of the Baldoni to our good friend C.J. Chenier. C.J. played five straight years at the Faire, and every single show was great. And speaking of great, let us introduce Mr. Terrance Simien. This Zydeco master—a two-time Grammy winner—and his groove huggin’ band are gonna bring that Louisiana thing. Louisville and Louisiana: separated at birth?

    http://www.terrancesimien.com/
  • Jun 27 MarchFourth Marching Band

    This is impossible to explain, you’ll just have to be there.

    http://marchfourthmarchingband.com/
  • Jul 4 Dark

  • Jul 11 Los Lobos

    Hi friends, about this Friday: Los Lobos is a great band (duh) with fun loving, cool fans. That’s why they’re here.

    If this is your first visit to the Faire, please know the venue is not big. We are putting in extra speakers for this show so those outside the tents and pavilion can fully enjoy the festivities. If the Pavilion is full, Please don’t Squeeze!

    Come ready to dance and have fun, but also come ready to be kind and respectful to your fellow Faire attendees and volunteers.

    Peace, the Street Faire Staff

    ps – if the forecast says rain, bring an umbrella or raincoat, only a small part of the Faire grounds is covered

    http://www.loslobos.org/
  • Jul 18 Young Dubliners

    Ahhh, high summer in Colorado, sunflowers in bloom, romance in the air, musical mayhem on Front Street. There’s no better way to spend a Friday night than dancing to the never-had-too-much-fun sound of these mega-talented lads. And yes, if the stars align and everyone behaves, the Steinbaugh stage may ring out with the sound of a good clogging.

    http://youngdubliners.com/
  • Jul 25 The Iguanas

    Did you know the iguana is the world’s premier party lizard? Well, it is. So imagine what happens when you get a group of Iguanas from New Orleans together. That’s right, a big freaking bash. So hop in Benny’s Cadillac, catch a ride to Front Street, and have yourself a real good time with one of the world’s great dance bands.

    http://www.iguanas.com/
  • Aug 1 Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

    He’s a poet. He plays guitar like a sorcerer. He was an underground sensation in everybody’s favorite City. They didn‘t want to share him, but his talent landed him on Letterman and sent him spinning across the globe in a burst of genre-busting creativity. Join us for a San Francisco-infused artful kind of evening with the Prophet and his most excellent band.

    http://chuckprophet.com/
  • Aug 8 Samantha Fish

    If Tab Benoit was a woman, he would probably be Samantha Fish. Hi Samantha, we know you read these blurbs and hope you appreciate that statement, because it’s true. This young lady can play, she can sing, and she has that undefinable something that mesmerizes music lovers and those who soon will be.

    http://www.samanthafish.com/
  • Aug 15 subdudes

    Featuring the original Boulder-based lineup and three decades of tunes, the ‘dudes are coming back to the Steinbaugh, a place they have graced with some of the greatest performances in Faire history. Like Papa Dukie says, “love is a beautiful thing, can’t wait to see, what the new day brings.” This Friday it’s gonna bring lots of great music and memories.

    http://subdudes.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.