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Address: Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with...
The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.
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Thursday nights do head downtown and take in the festival. Really great vendors and good food. Friendly and energizing vibe! Don't eat before as the food is abundant and smelled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Thursday nights do head downtown and take in the festival. Really great vendors and good food. Friendly and energizing vibe! Don't eat before as the food is abundant and smelled heavenly!

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We came upon it by surprise and did not know what to expect . It is a terrific street market . Well organized and juried so that it is not just a bunch of thirty sales booths . We did not try the street food but it looked pretty good . Very good vibe . Everyone seemed in a good... More 

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Burnaby
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The event has been going on for years - this was our 4th year - I have to say not much changes from one to the next. Having said that it is fun just to be in the carnival atmosphere, lots to look at, lots of food stands with tasty items. I'll go again next year for sure. ;)

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

a night at the market is a fun experience. Go for the good street food, the date and nuts venders, the crafts and the good music. We loved the Boys and Girls Club Big Band and an incredible guitarist, Christopher Thomas, whose guitar case quickly filled with dollar bills.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's a great way to spend a Thursday evenning after a hot day in Palm Springs. The streets are closed to traffic so you can walk in the street for approximately 4 blocks. There are numerous craft stalls with many unique items for sale. There are also several food choices but then you're on Palm Canyon Drive so there are... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Not much to see and your standard food vendors. There was competing music at and near the Hyatt. Street is narrow so you feel like cattle just trying to get to the end to see if you missed anything. Pass.

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Santa Rosa, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a Thurs evening event covering an 8 block section of downtown. Lots of vendors, and entertainment on every block. We enjoyed watching the spray painter make beautiful paintings, and the musicians entertain. we are into organic produce etc, but there was little to choose from in that area, but we managed to find some things and went to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

An outdoor shopping experience everyone should try. So much selection, good deals, fun people and great food.

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Indio, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are looking for something to do on a nice night on a Thursday, go the Village Fest. It is about 8 blocks of blocked-off streets right in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs.

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Portland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We enjoyed this outdoor VillageFest. Many food vendors - unfortunately the two we tried were just okay. We had no problem finding a table to sit at to eat our food. We purchased some dried fruit and nuts to snack on during our Palm Springs stay. Look out for the lane reflectors in the street - we tripped on them... More 

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