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For the 49th consecutive year, a stretch of University Way Northeast (aka "the Ave") will fill with hundreds of vendors, artists, and performers for a two-day street fair. While it's now mostly known as a place to shop for local goods, eat fried street food, listen to live music, and people-watch, the fair has a more compelling history. Amid student protests over the United States' invasion of Cambodia and the killings of four demonstrating students at Kent State University, the fair was started in 1970 to encourage community members to come together in a time of political unrest. This year's lineup will include vendors like 4W Ranch Candles and Craft and Lore leather goods, live sets from the Tubuka Marimba Band and the Roosevelt High School Drumline, and the Big Time Brewery beer garden.
University Way and nearby streets, Seattle, WA