Fremont Art Festival

Fremont Festival Of The Arts – August 4th-5th

The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.

AUGUST 4 & 5, 2018  |  10AM-6PM  |  DOWNTOWN

FREE ADMISSION

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.

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