Dates: June 15, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Pekin Bicentennial Street Faire

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

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 fair 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.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids art show in pocket park 400 block Court St.

10 a.m.
Kids Choir Parade, starts 500 block Court St.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Picnic- free box lunch (while supplies last) to anyone who volunteered anywhere in our community this past year

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
vendor food trucks/alcohol tent for purchase

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
kids' games including old-time carnival games

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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

1:00 p.m.
Group photo: recreation of the 1924 Centennial
photo with all attendees under the banner

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2nd Chance Band-classic and modern rock

Other 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 thehistoryofcertain downtown buildings

Volunteers needed for the event.
You may volunteer by emailing Chris Dunn at

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