Illini Street Fest is Back!

The Illini Street Fest includes fun for the whole family. Photo courtesy of fightingillini.com.

The Illini Street Fest, a former pre-game tradition at the University of Illinois, will return on September 1 prior to the Western Michigan game. The Illini Walk kicks-off the Illini Street Fest two and a half hours before kick-off on First Street between Kirby Avenue and Irwin Drive. Street Fest is free and open to the public, and features a performance by the Marching Illini and Cheerleaders, a free concert by a different band each week, as well as fun for the kids such as inflatable games, a mini golf course and face painting. Food and beverages are for sale by various vendors.