5 things to prepare for Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024

Can you believe we’re literally just days away from Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024

On Saturday, June 8th, 12-6pm, from Davies Ave to Empire Ave along Queen East, delicious food, live entertainment, special sidewalk sales, and exciting activities await visitors for the much-anticipated festival.

Whether you are seasoned or a first-timer to the festival, think of it as going on a trip–it wouldn’t hurt to do a little preparation. To ensure you have the best time possible, we’ve got a handful of tips for you. Here are 5 things to prepare for this year’s Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest:

1. Come up with a game plan.

You should know, there’s going to be a lot happening during the six hours of Riverside Eats & Beats, so consider making a list of things you want to see or check out so you can plan accordingly, whether it’s the sidewalk sales at your favorite vintage stores or things that are more time-sensitive like the brewery tour at Eastbound Brewing Co or Pooch Pride at Joel Weeks Park.

2. Choose the right outfit.

Come rain or come shine, Riverside Eats & Beats is happening so it’s best to be prepared for all types of weather. Pack a cap and sunglasses for when it gets super sunny, or an umbrella and waterproof shoes in case it rains. You also might want to consider using a crossbody bag so you’re handsfree throughout the day.

3, RSVP to the event.

If you’re coming to the festival (and we hope you are), make sure to RSVP through the Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024 event page and let us know you’re coming. Once you sign up, you’ll get access to the full event guide with the schedule + an early sneak peek of the perks and promos! 

4. Download Vibemap.

To make things a little more interesting for this year’s Riverside Eats & Beats, you can participate in a fun challenge through Vibemap. The mechanics are simple: download the free app, create an account (very quick!), visit places on the map, check in, share photos, tips or vibes to earn points to win prizes! Vibemap is free to download on Google Play and the App Store.

5. Tell your family and friends.

Riverside Eats & Beats has something for everyone. It’s got sidewalk sales for the fashionistas, patio dining for the foodies, interactive activities for the kids, and even fun festivities for the pooches! The festival is best enjoyed with good company, whether that’s family or friends. You can even participate in the Vibemap challenge together!

How ready are you for Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024? For updates and highlights on what to expect during the festival, follow @riverside_bia on Instagram!