30 Oct Get a Taste of Gilbert at the Off the Street Festival
Gilbert is a tight-knit community. It's a town that looks after our own and supports each other all the time. One of the best displays of that spirit is the Off the Street Festival, a two-day celebration of all things Gilbert.
Taking place in the Heritage district of Downtown Gilbert November 2-3, this festival will be a chance for Gilbert residents to enjoy the skills and creativity of their neighbors. There will be live music, food, crafts, face painting, street performers, and so much more!
The cornerstone of any good festival is the music. And the Off the street Festival won't disappoint. There will be 2 stages offering local favorites and tribute bands for you to love. Check out a night of rock and roll with U2 tribute band Wide Awake and Bon Jovi enthusiasts Ultimate Bon Jovi Band. Both bands will take the main stage Friday night starting at 4:30 and going til 9 pm. On Saturday, groove to the tunes of Just Jimmy, who will be playing anything from Beastie Boys to Tom Petty with a coffee house flair. Catch the country-blues stylings of Jim Bachmann, or The Real Thing Variety Band, who cover the decades from the 40s to today, and genres from jazz to country to funk to rock. All this and more on the Fountain Stage or the University Stage.
There will be lots of entertainment for folks of all ages. In the activity tent, kids can explore the fun of bubbles with the Bubble Maniacs. They can have fun while unleashing their creativity with the Gilbert Visual Art League. Or take home a unique souvenir made of balloons with the Balloon Cowboy. Plus, check out the clowns, jugglers, and face painters scattered throughout the festival! And for the shopping fans in the crowd, there will be plenty of vendors and craftsmen with tables showing their handmade wares and artworks.
After the success of their first event last May, Taste About Gilbert is back as the presenting sponsor of the Off the Street Festival. More than 50 local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and artisan food producers will take part in offering a sampling of locally sourced foods and drinks. Friday night will be a Happy Hour Street Party, where vendors will offer their happy hour drinks specials and appetizers. Saturday will be the main event, with restaurants showing off the rest of the best of their menus. Tickets can be found here.
This is an event you won't want to miss! Get out and meet your neighbors, enjoy some food and fun, listen to great music, and make a weekend of it! Be sure to show us your pictures from the festival on Facebook and Instagram. And follow our blog here for more fun events around Gilbert in the future!