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5 things Kitty loves about the Willy Street Fair

Wow! Summer sure went by fast...as evidenced by the fact that it's already time for the Willy Street Fair.

It happens this Saturday and Sunday on Willy Street, with 3 music stages on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. And it's all free!

Here are five of my favorite things about the fair.

1)The music:  I seem to always get turned on to new bands, and expand my musical horizons. This year I'm really looking forward to seeing the Jimmy's as they wrap up the festival on the Main Stage Sunday night. But I'm sure I'll fall in love with another performer or 2.

2)The colors:  It seems everyone is dressed in wild colors, some tie dye, some not. Some people even wear elaborate costumes for the occasion!  If you really want to see a color explosion, get there by 11am Sunday for the parade.

3)The food:  I always get chicken satay from Bahn Thai. This is a requirement.  I also really love the tiny cucumber salad that comes with it.

4)The t-shirts: Every year I buy a Willy Street Fair t-shirt, which supports the Wil-mar Neighborhood Center (as does the entire fair). And I always enjoy perusing the big pile of seconds and random shirts from Wildwood Productions. In fact, one of my festival shirts, which features the lady from Job Rolling Papers, was purchased from Wildwood Productions!

5)The people:  And this is the most important!  I always run into lots of friends--some whom I haven't seen last year's Willy Street Fair. It's great to reconnect...even though we all have that scary thought in the back of our minds. Winter is coming.

Find out more about the Fair here.



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