Downtown Pekin Street Fair

Downtown Street Faire

The full day celebration starts with the second annual "Pekin Appreciates It’s Volunteers" community picnic, followed by the Bicentennial Downtown Street Faire.

Community Picnic
The community picnic will offer lunch to anyone who has volunteered anywhere in our community. Last year we filled the 400 block with tables and chairs and gave away almost 300 lunches to our local volunteers.

Street Fair
The street faire will feature street performers, a performance stage, kids art show, a QR code walking tour of downtown buildings, recreation of the photo with the banner and Pekinites, carnival games, beer tent and food trucks.

Schedule of Events...
10:00 AM: Kids Choir Parade, starting in the 500 block of Court Street.
10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Kids art show in 400 block of Court Street pocket park.
10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Performance Stage with various musical, dance and other performances, even a dog show and old-time contests for best handlebar moustache, longest beard and strongman contest. (Apply for a spot by emailing:
11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Community Picnic - Free box lunch (while supplies last) to anyone who volunteered anywhere in our community this past year.
11:00 AM-4:30 PM: Kids' games including old-time carnival games.
11:00 AM-10:00 PM: Vendor food trucks/alcohol tent for purchase.
1:00 PM: Group photo - recreation of the 1924 Centennial photo with all attendees under the banner.
7:00 PM-10:00 PM: 2nd Chance Band (classic and modern rock).

Additional Activities
• Rhythm and Brews: set up as old-time saloon
• Artistic Community Theater: freak show, oddities and barker
• Street Performers
• Motorcycle Raffle
• Face Painting
• Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln
• QR Code walking tour of the history of certain downtown buildings

Like to volunteer for this event? Email your information to: