The 38th annual Willy Street Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20. Thirty-seven great years of service to the City go hand-in-hand with 38 years of fantastic music, delicious food, and community celebration.

Willy Street will once again become the city’s largest block (actually 3 blocks) party with seven music stages, a multitude of impromptu street performances, fantastic foods and drinks from across the globe, fabulous arts and crafts, a legendary parade and an irresistible community raffle with over 150 prizes.

Kicking things off will be the return of the Saturday Willy Warm-up from 2-9 p.m. on the 900 block of Williamson St. This year, there will be 3 stages; the World Music Stage, the Folk Stage and the DJ Stage for those who like to look, listen, and most importantly, dance, dance, dance. All the great food and original crafts that visitors expect from the traditional Sunday event is on hand, just in smaller doses.

Sunday’s festivities begin with the wild, wacky, and colorful parade sponsored by the Greater Williamson Area Business Association at 11 a.m. After eight ½ hours of fun, great music, food, beverages and visiting, the Fair will end at 7 p.m. after the much anticipated raffle drawing. This year, there will be nearly 150 vendors lining the street and five fantastic music stages throughout the day. The music will include prominent artists from all over the world as well as hot local and regional bands. If you’re interested in a fantastic day of great music wherever you turn, meeting old friends, making new ones, enjoying great food and crafts from around the world, and having a beer or two, the Willy Street Fair is the place to be and be seen.

The Willy Street Fair is a major fundraiser for Common Wealth and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.