Downtown Edmond Annual Arts Festival May 1-3, 2009

Celebrating the Arts in Downtown Edmond this year will be an event that you will not want to miss. You will be able to visit over 100 artist, enjoy the mouthwatering food from 20 food vendors that will satisfy festival-goers cravings for onion blossoms, Indian tacos, catfish, German food, pizza, fried pies, funnel cakes, onion fried burgers, kettle corn, cool drinks and smoothies along with wine tasting from some of our Oklahoma wineries.

New this year will be live entertainment at its best in the Festival Market Place Plaza with Edgar Cruz headling a weekend of great performances. Appearing will be Stephanie Jackson , Dolce, The Stringents, Zu. Zu’s Petals, students from Charles Haskell, Cross Timbers and Encore from St. Mary’s Espispacal Church. Appearing for the first time will be the 145th Army Jazz Trio, Edmond Memorial & Cimarron Jazz and the Edmond Faculty Band. Also a treat for our festival visitors will be the show choir from Armstrong College and The Metro Fiddle Club to name a few.

The Children’s area will be held in the Festival Market Place for the 2nd year and will offer face painting, pony rides, a giant slide, moon walk and climbing rock wall. A new addition to the Children’s area are children’s specialty vendors located in the Festival Market Place gazebos.

Downtown Edmond’s 30th Annual Arts Festival is sponsoring Parents Helping Parents, a non-profit organization that reaches out to parents who believe their children may be using alcohol or drugs. PHP offers hope through education, resources and shared experience.

NO ANIMALS will be allowed at the 2009 Arts Festival due to insurance liability.

Downtown Edmond Streets will be closed from 2nd and Broadway North to Hurd. First Street will be closed west to the rail road tracks and east to the alley. Main Street will be closed both east and west to the alley. For a preview of our 30th Annual Arts Festival check out http://www.downtownedmondok.com/. For further information you may call 249-9391.