The all-ages event is free to attend. Festival attendees will be able to browse four blocks of local artists, crafts and some of the most delicious food in the neighborhood. While tasting delicious foods ranging from Columbian to Cajun, attendees will groove to a variety of local San Diego bands as well as a musical headliner. A full list and schedule of musical talent will be announced soon.
The San Diego Reader will be sponsoring the VIP Experience at the Festival, which will include five (5) beers and a meal for $15. Must be 21+ for this VIP ticket. As the event date gets closer, more details about this package will be available.
“From its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today, the Greater Logan Heights area is the ‘melting pot’ of San Diego,” said Monte Jones, chief executive officer, BAME Community Development Corporation. “The Imperial Avenue Street Festival offers San Diegans the opportunity to explore Imperial Avenue and all the great sights, tastes and personal style to celebrate the diverse culture of one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods.”
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is hosted by BAME Renaissance Community Development Corporation (BAME CDC) a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthening residents and businesses in Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth and housing development. Through the Festival, BAME CDC aims to fuel the spirit of prosperity the Greater Logan Heights neighborhood and mark the commercial corridor as a destination for unique cultural and culinary experiences. BAME CDC also wants to further create an innovative economic development approach to generate capital back into the local economy.
In 2014, more than 4,000 people attended the inaugural Imperial Avenue Street Festival, and this year, organizers aim to attract over 10,000 attendees. Sponsorships are still available. For more details, visit www.ImperialAvenueStreetFest.com or contact Ebony James at ebony.james@BAMECDC.org.
Event Calendar Details
BAME Renaissance, Inc.’s (BAME CDC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen residents and businesses in the Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth and housing development. Serving the Greater Logan Heights (Grant Hill, Logan, Memorial, Sherman and Stockton communities), BAME CDC recognizes that in order to promote and provide for a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community, there must be a strong infrastructure of services. As such, the organization strives to strengthen and rebuild the fabric of the community through business, community and economic development. For more information on BAME CDC, please visit www.BAMECDC.org. Connect on Facebook or Twitter.