The Orange International Street Fair will be hopping this Labor Day weekend, from Friday, Sep. 1 to Sunday, Sep. 3, at the Orange Circle in Orange, near Plaza Park in the historic Orange downtown district.
Thirty food vendors will provide international food, arts and crafts and music at the Orange International Street Fair.
The food vendors are located at the different spokes of the Orange Circle and will include:
- Polynesian Street
- Asia Street
- France Street
- Lebanon Street
- Australia Street
- Germany Street
- Greek Street
- Italian Street
- Swiss Street
- English Street
- Mexico Street
- Children Street
- And new this year – Brazil Street (featuring Acai Bowls)
There will be lots of music this year as usual. The Opening Ceremony is on Friday, Sep. 1, at 5 p.m. followed by the band American Vagrant at 6 p.m. and the Fenians at 8 p.m.
Other headliners at the Main Stage include Minor Strut on Sep. 2 at 6 p.m., Power Serge on Sep. 2 at 8 p.m., Harlis Sweetwater on Sep. 3 at 6 p.m., and Wild Adults on Sep. 3 at 8 p.m.
The headlining acts at the All American Stage include Los Naranjitos on Sep. 1 at 5 p.m., the New Originals on Sep. 1 at 7 p.m., the Party Punks at 6 p.m. on Sep. 2, the Mango Band on Sep. 2 at 8 p.m., All Tones on Sep. 3 at 6 p.m. and Jessica Kaczmarek on Sep. 3 at 8 p.m.
There will be additional performances throughout the weekend at the German Street Stage, the Polynesian Street Stage, the Irish Street Stage, the Greek Street Stage, the Children’s Street Stage and the Mexico Street Stage.
In 1973, The City of Orange was looking for ideas to celebrate its one hundredth year. Inspired by the Orange Street Fair of 1910 it was decided that for their centennial celebration, Orange would have the Orange International Street Fair (OISF). The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend. The Fair is located near Plaza Park in the historic downtown district.
The Orange International Street Fair raises a ton of money for local nonprofits, who operate the food and alcohol booths.