The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.
AUGUST 4 & 5, 2018 | 10AM-6PM | DOWNTOWN
It Attracts Nearly 400,000 People Annually And Has Activities And Entertainment For The Entire Family:
- Over 500 top-quality Art & Craft booths
- Unique services and special deals on products in Business Marketplace
- Artisanal prepackaged food sales in Gourmet Marketplace
- Food booths benefiting non-profit organizations
- Food trucks offering a variety of delicious street eats also benefiting non-profits
- Beer, wine and margarita sales in branded glasses
- Kids slushies in collectible cups
- Continuous music featured on 2 stages
- Street performers, including face painters, henna tattoos, balloons and more
- 2 sections of rides and games just for the young ones in Kid City & Kid City West
- Kid friendly performances and demonstrations on the stage in front of Kid City
Just How Big Is The Festival? Take A Look At Some Of These Stats…
- 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts. The first festival was held in 1983 in the Fremont Hub.
- 18,526 ice cream bars are consumed at the Festival.
- Approximately 13,230 glasses of wine are enjoyed during the two-day festival.
- 23,552 mugs of ice-cold beer are poured during the Festival.
- More than 35,000 frosty cans of soda and bottles of water are sold to thirsty festival attendees each year.
- Nearly 10,000 pounds of ice is used over the weekend to cool off the Summer heat.
- The Festival of the Arts generates averages 3.3 tons of recycle materials and 1.75 tons of organic materials.
- Over 3,000 volunteers are needed to run the festival. The Chamber utilizes at least 800 for operations, 24 people sit on the Festival Planning Committee which is supported by 4 Chamber staff. Other volunteers work at a variety of non-profit booths throughout the festival.
- The Festival of the Arts has served as one of the largest fund raisers for local non-profit organizations. Nearly $11,000,000 has been raised over the festival’s 35-year history. Non-profits have used these monies to fund scholarships and medical research; support at-risk children and families in need; provide safe environments for high school children; fund after-school and sports activities.
- If you lined all the booths and attractions up in a straight line there’d be almost 4 miles of Festival fun.