Claremont Insider: Wednesday Night Family Fest Begins Tonight

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Night Family Fest Begins Tonight

The Daily Bulletin's Wes Woods has an article about the Claremont Family Festival (a.k.a., Claremont Wednesdays). The weekly street fest begins tonight in the Claremont Village Expansion at 5pm an runs through the end of October. Woods tells us:

Organic produce, arts and crafts, health and wellness products as well as other items will be sold at the festival while music - which tonight will be performed by Big Papa & the TCB - will be performed on the Second Street Stage.

The festival runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Village on Second Street west of Indian Hill; Oberlin Avenue between First and Second streets; and First Street between Oberlin and Cornell.

At the same time, a green market will be taking place at the Packing House.

Woods' article also says that an organization called Volunteer Network International and its "beneficiary project Xela Aid" have organized the festival, along with the City and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Woods says there will be 100 vendor booths.

The Claremont Family Festival has an official website, complete with printable coupons that you can redeem with vendors tonight. If you want 50% off a donut boat from Tina's Tiny Donuts, make sure to print out your coupon and take it with you tonight.

The City's website has more info:

Claremont Wednesdays!

Experience an evening of fun for the whole family at Claremont Wednesdays launching on April 29. There will be live music, taste-tempting entrées and specialty finger foods, fresh certified organic produce, quality wares and services of local merchants, gift-perfect local arts and craft items, wellness services, products and new technologies for green living. Plus, there's a whole street of fun for children of all ages, featuring a climbing wall, bouncers, and petting zoo.

Date: Wednesdays, April 29 through October 28
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Claremont Village (First Street, Oberlin, and Second Street), North of the 10 fwy. on Indian Hill Blvd.

Valuable coupons and special offers at

Listings about Festival musical entertainment can be found weekly at

Volunteer Network International ( and beneficiary project Xela Aid ( is presenting the Celebrate Claremont Family Festival in partnership with the City of Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call (951) 733-2588.