Street Fest will be back this summer in full force thanks in part to a decision at Monday night’s regular meeting of Humboldt City Council. Council agreed to the road closure on Main Street that would allow three full blocks of Main Street to be the base for all the downtown action.  

The Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District made the request to City Council prior to the February Council meeting at which time Council agreed to refer the request to administration. The purpose was to double check conflicts with any other events or with scheduled road maintenance.  

The event is planned for August 23 and 24. The request was for Main Street to be blocked to vehicle traffic in order to accommodate pedestrians, displays, vendors, outdoor staging and activities. The restrictions would be from the south side of Highway 5 to the north side of 5th Avenue. The intersections of Main Street with 6th and 7th Avenues would also be closed at the alley ways. The City of Humboldt would provide appropriate barricades and signage as has been the case at past Street Fest events. 

The City reported that there were no other planned events or construction that would interfere with the plan.  

City Council voted unanimously to approval the closure, allowing the event to proceed.  

“We are all super excited about the decision,” said Alyssa Hergott, chair of the Humboldt Downtown BID, “We’re glad that we can start planning and moving ahead with bookings. It took a couple months from when we first reached out, so we’re glad we have the decision, and we’re excited to bring the event back to the city.” 

Along with sidewalk displays, local and regional vendors, Street Fest will feature a street dance for the first time in years. A Kids’ Fest on Saturday is also a big part of the plan. The Humboldt Downtown BID will be releasing more details as bookings are finalized.  

For now though, mark August 23 and 24 on your calendars as a full-blown Humboldt Street Fest makes its return.