Williamsport Welcomes the World 2017

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iHeartMedia and The City of Williamsport present WILLIAMSPORT WELCOMES THE WORLD Street Festival, Friday August 25th from 5pm until 9pm.

Mark your calendar for Friday, August 25th for the 8th Annual “Williamsport Welcomes the World Street Festival in Downtown Williamsport. The streets in the Central Business District from Market to Hepburn and side streets will close to traffic at 1:00PM to accommodate the four hour celebration from 5PM to 9PM. Streets closed are West Edwin and West 4th Streets North and South. Court, Pine, William, and Laurel Streets East and West.

It’s something for everyone, it’s an opportunity to enjoy what our downtown artists, musicians and vendors have to offer in our wonderful historic city. “This is another team effort for my administration coordinate by the WWTW Committee, Cindi Perry of iHeartMedia, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and our Recreation Department,” said Mayor Gabe Campana. “We wanted to create a great family fun event for residents and visitors and we did!”

Downtown merchants will be open throughout the evening offering special discounts. Only 750 Williamsport Welcomes the World pins will be available that evening with a $5.00 purchase from participating merchants. Pins are supplied to participating merchants by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

There will be an iHeartMedia Live Broadcast on KISS 1027, V97, ROCK 94.9, AND BILL95 from 5pm until 9pm sponsored by Fairfield Auto Group. Fairfield Auto Group is celebrating 31 years of offering Fairfield for Fair Deals. Stop by the Fairfield booth to get your free trading pin, while supplies last. Fairfield has unrivaled service, selection and customer satisfaction, Visit FairfieldAutoGroup.com  Broadcast will also be heard on iHeartRadio.

This year’s autograph session coordinated by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce will be with 2017 Hall of Fame Home Run Hitter “Reggie Jackson.” Reggie is sponsored by River Valley Transit, Rennie Rodarmel Allstate Insurance, Moff & Associates, Panda Power Funds and the Liberty Group.

The Kids Zone will be located by the Trade and Transit Centre II. This fun filled area is sponsored by ALTA, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Energy Transfer and Williams. 

We are again excited to welcome Magician Eddy Ray’s stand-up magic shows in Community Park at 5:30 and 7:30pm. During the standup show, audience members will have, their minds read, cut ropes will mend themselves, objects will appear and disappear with ease and children attending the show will have a chance to volunteer and become stars of the show! In between his amazing shows, Eddy will be strolling thru Williamsport Welcomes the World Street Fair. Eddy’s appearance is made possible thru a generous donation from RETTEW.

A special thank you goes out to Dave Brumbaugh of the Uptown Music Collective for arranging the entertainment. Staging this year will be on the under the Marquee of the CAC on West 4th Street.

Musical Line Up:

5p-5:40p              3rd Street Blues Band

5:50p-6:30p         Billtown Giants

6:40p-7:20p         Kimberly Adair and Soulful

7:30p-8:10p         Dirty Mojo

8:20-9p                Veer

There will also be acoustical music on North Pine Street. Line up follows:

5p-5:40p              Chloe Taylor

5:50p-6:30p         Just Jazz

6:40p-7:20p         Maren Snow

7:30p-8:10p         Twin Sinners

8:20-9p                Susquehanna Jamcrackers

Music is sponsored by First National Bank, J.F. Kiely, Papa Johns, PMF Industries, VFW Post 7863 Duboistown, KWPA, Riverview Bank, Glen O Hawbaker, Lundy Construction and Stallion.

UPMC Susquehanna is the Official Health Care Sponsor of Williamsport Welcomes the World

The Hiawatha is a proud sponsor of Williamsport Welcomes the World and offers a summer full of fun. Get tickets for all cruises here.

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