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Funk rockers Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will bring their signature sound to downtown Sanford on April 13 for the third annual Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks, a day-long celebration of downtown’s revitalization.
The City of Sanford, Downtown Sanford, Inc., the Sanford Area Growth Alliance, title sponsor Central Carolina Hospital, the Visit Sanford Tourism Development Authority, and local businesses and nonprofits will offer music, food trucks, demos, a corn hole tournament, yoga, and more. The evening will be capped off with fireworks.
Downtown streets will close early that morning for The Salvation Army’s Kettle Krush 5K Fun Run. Steele, Carthage, Moore, and Wicker streets will remain closed all day.
Local favorite Nakia Latrelle will take the stage at 1:00 p.m., followed by Big Bump & The Stun Gunz and Cory Leutjen & The Traveling Blues Band. Big Booty Band will ignite downtown with their “intergalactic funk” starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a second stage all day with a live DJ and a showcase of local talent.
Downtown restaurants will be open all day and feature StreetFest specials. Food trucks will be set up around downtown for lunch and dinner, including Mr. Mongolian, Kat-n-Around Authentic German Food, Tacos Las Gringas, Will and Pops, Baton Rouge Cuisine, NC Wings & Things, Hibachi Xpress, Tacos El Primo, Kono Pizza, and Kona Ice.
The StreetFest is family friendly. The festival’s Fun Zone will be located on Carthage Street with a game truck, inflatables, and face painting. Several demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, including a martial arts demonstration by Black Belt Leadership Academy and a salsa dancing demonstration by Sanford Latin Dance. There will also be kid-friendly activities at many of the vendor booths.
As the live music winds down, head to Depot Park for a dance party complete with Face 2 Face by Tiffany Vale and Coke beverages while we wait for fireworks to decorate the sky over downtown.
To join the festival as a sponsor, entertainer, or volunteer, contact Jennifer St. Clair at 919-718-4659 x 1400. To stay updated on the day, visit www.sanfordstreetfest.com or join the Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks event on Facebook.