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Festivals | Street Fest 2015

44th Annual Street Fest presented by Great Southern Bank

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Bix 7 Weekend

Downtown Davenport

July 24 & 25, 2015

FREE Admission!

Don’t miss the Quad-Cities Biggest Homecoming Party!

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Date & Time
Friday, July 24 2015; 10AM – Midnight
Saturday, July 25 2015; – 9AM – Midnight

Location
Street Fest is located on 2nd Street between Brady & Ripley in the heart of downtown.

What to Expect

TONS of festival food & drinks
Great live music
Firefighters Water Fights
Dozens of Arts & Crafts vendors
Family Fun Area
Video Games Etc. Tournaments
More to be announced!

Band Lineup

Friday, July 24
11:30 – 1:15 p.m.                QC Rock Academy feat. Vanderveer, Plot Twist, & Mississippi 3
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Johnny Don’t
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.         Justin Morrissey and Friends
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.         Rude Punch
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.         The Cal Stage Band
10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.     Electric Shock – The AC/DC Show

Saturday, July 25
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Doug Brundies Bid Acoustic Show
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Jordan Danielsen
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         Natty Scratch
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         The Blackstones
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.         The Knockoffs
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.          North of 40
10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.      10 of Soul

Video Games Etc. Tent
Video Games Etc. is hosting various tournaments all weekend.  It will start at noon on Friday and run until 10PM Saturday.   Here’s your chance to show off your gaming skills AND win cool prizes!

Family Fun Area
The Family Fun Area is located in the grass in front of the Ground Transportation Center between Ripley and Harrison Streets on 2nd St.

Friday – Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thank you to our Family Area sponsors Davenport Parks & Recreation and Happy Joe’s!

Firefighter Water Fights

This year’s festival will feature the 4th Annual Firefighter Water Fights.  Fire fighters will compete for cash prizes, bragging rights, and trophies! Registration runs from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25. The women’s division starts at noon and the men’s division is scheduled to follow! Check out this clip to see last year’s competition!

Standard Byke – BMX Show

Street Fest welcomes the first ever BMX show on 2nd St! Elite BMX riders will twist, turn, and almost fly through the streets of downtown. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25th, so get there early to see the action up close and personal! Thanks to Standard Byke for bringing this new event to Street Fest! 

Street Fest Vendors – 2015
Would you like to be a vendor at Street Fest in 2015? Stay tuned for links to our vendor applications.

SF Food Concession Contract 2015
SF Specialty Food Contract 2015
SF Art Craft Vendor Contract 2015
SF Commercial Vendor Contract 2015
SF Roaming Vendor Contract 2015
SF Non-Profit Contracts 2015

Contact Information

For questions related to Street Fest, please email our Event Director, Jason Gilliland, at [email protected] or call 563-823-2681.  Street Fest is produced by the Downtown Davenport Partnership, a division of Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from Street Fest go to support economic development efforts downtown.

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