INDIO StreetFest LIVENS UP OLD TOWN INDIO
The Indio StreetFest launched the winter season festivities with a pumpkin patch and a Halloween haunted house. Eighteen vendors initiated the first festivities. The street festival is beginning to gain steam and will be held every third Tuesday of the month until May 2009.
There was plenty of music, food and a beer garden. Visitors took the opportunity to visit with old friends, stroll around and contemplate on the coming together for a season which will offer a renewed Old Town Indio. December when the Tamale Festival arrives, the project on Miles Street will be completed and downtown merchants will be able to enjoy the fruits of huge crowds.
The StreetFest has come up with innovative and creative ways to entertain the crowds and this year it will be no different. For next month on November 18th, leading into Thanksgiving, there is a call for a “Gathering of Turkeys”. If it all falls in place, fit and trim turkeys will be asked to compete in turkey races. There were new vendors visible for the first event including Tarbell Realtors, World Gym, Mexicali Style Hot Dogs, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Face Painting, date and arts vendors. Willies was of course present, Big Willie always participates with his world class sandwiches and meats.
City Manager Glenn Southard, Dave Ison, members of the Indio City Council, Glenn Miller, Jim Curtis, Dave Ison and many local merchants were seen strolling and enjoying a fun night.