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Street Fair will be July 13-15

 


More than 200 vendors plan to set up shop along Olympic Avenue at the Arlington Street Fair which returns this year from July 13 to 15.

The annual event from the Downtown Arlington Business Association fills the downtown with vendors selling various handmade items and other goods.

“A lot of hand-crafted vendors, the majority are the handmade actually, and then we have some direct sale/commercial vendors. And several businesses along Olympic Avenue are participating as well,” said Jeri Rugvedt, the main organizer for this year’s event and a member of DABA.

“It will be from First Street to Fifth Street, so it will be pretty big,” she said.

This year includes a chainsaw carver who will be doing some live carvings and new vendors like “Stardust Memorial.”

“They take pet ashes and they create glass-blowing projects with them,” said Rugvedt.

She said that people enjoy all of the different vendors that come down for the street fair.

“People definitely like the variety of vendors and the fact that it is a small-town, home-town feeling,” said Rugvedt.

“I love talking to everyone, and the variety of vendors. It’s so much fun to see the local vendors from Arlington and what our community members create. It’s absolutely amazing,” she said.

A number of children’s activities will be hosted by nonprofit organizations at the event as well, including a bouncy house this year.

For adults there will also be music at Legion Park.

“There’s going to be the live entertainment at the new stage, so we’re excited for that,” said Rugvedt.

Bands are scheduled to play all three days of the event, as well as one play.

DABA puts on the event to bring people to downtown Arlington and to raise funds for the association.

“The reason we do this is that it is an annual fundraiser for DABA so we can ensure that the downtown can remain up-to-date,” said Rugvedt.

In addition to supporting local nonprofits, DABA helps to provide downtown improvements.

“So events like the Street Fair help provide us money for that kind of stuff,” said Rugvedt.

More information about the Arlington Street Fair is available at arlingtonwa.org.

 

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