A food pod is circling the wagons at Courthouse Square on the last weekend of August to celebrate the Big Ballyhoo, Cruise Salem and Salem Sunday Streets. Two days of music, food, art and transportation option activities occur at the transit center and radiate throughout city, county and state property around downtown. Multiple stages, Millennium Market, walking tours, foot races, fire spinning, a car cruise and sidewalk sales are a few of the events planned for the weekend. Saturday will focus on motorized transportation and Sunday is devoted to bicycle and pedestrian activities.
Salem Creative Network worked with Marion County and Salem-Keizer Transit District to create the event permitting process for Courthouse Square and Marion County Courthouse. The process was lengthy and is being finalized this week, so the complete schedule will be released August 24. Make plans to visit downtown during the last weekend in August and use your public space to build community.
VENDOR SIGN UP
There’s still room for vendors at Millennium Market (Courthouse Square 12p-10p Sat and 10am-4pm Sun) Cruise Salem Market (Capitol Mall 8am- 2pm Saturday) and Makers Art Fair (Capitol Mall 10am to 4pm Sunday).
RACE SIGN UP
Two races are planned for the weekend:
MIDCENTURY MILE $15 Run around a mile of midcentury cars among the midcentury architecture of nine Pietro Belluschi buildings.
BALLYHOO 5K $15 Run among nine Pietro Belluschi buildings downtown and on the Willamette University campus.
WALK/BIKE RALLY SIGN UP Come together with your neighbors to rally for bike, pedestrian and public transportation.