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Local folkster Nick Jaina and band played the Courtyard stage while eager onlookers sipped New Belgium Brews under the coveted umbrellas.

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Mississippi Avenue was jam-packed with local artists, musicians, food carts, restaurants, and breweries for the 10th annual street fair. Last year’s fair drew over 30,000 people, and from the looks of it, this year’s event met (if not exceeded) that number as hordes of people hit the streets on July 9.

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B-Line, a sustainable delivery company, took to the overcrowded street, selling organic yerba matte tea from a delivery cart pulled by a bicycle and manned by an actual fairy princess.

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From Left: Cassandra Matthews, McKenzie Kinden, 6, and Juwuan Poke, 6 dawn painting shirts as they transform a boring car into a work of art, donations went to helping CHAP, Children’s Healing Art Project. The organization is striving to fund art programs for children in hospitals.

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A friendly apartment representative on Mississippi Avenue hands out balloons to passersby, filling the street with even more color—not that the Mississippi Street Fair needed any extra.

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As temperatures soared and brows began to boil, anything served with ice became a popular stop for fairgoers.

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Space was limited at the overcrowded street fair, but people still found room to set up and jam out.

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Local taqueria Por Que No? was extremely busy due to its proximity to the dance stage and its serving of refreshing pomegranate margaritas.

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Singer Sara Hernandez of The Angry Orts gave an energetic, hip-thrust inducing performance on the main stage.

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A fairgoer contemplates the window paintings of one of the many art vendors. Every medium of art known to mankind seemed to be available for purchase along the avenue.

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Demonstrating their hula-hoop skills, two fairgoers feverishly work their hoops into a multi-colored vortex.

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The sweet and savory smells of kettle-corn, a street fair staple, wafted throughout the air as samples were generously doled out.

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The infamous pink Voodoo Donut truck made an appearance serving up wacky donut creations to fair goers.

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The street fair drew an all-ages crowd with many children taking to the crows nest of a parent’s shoulders for a better view and a rest for tiny, Croc-shod feet.

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Over 250 vendors brought their finest funky wares to the Mississippi sidewalk between Fremont and Skidmore streets.

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