St. George’s Streetfest: The Night Life of Southern Utah

The smell of food trucks, the hustle and bustle of the crowd and sounds of live music filled Tabernacle Street and Green Gate Village in downtown St. George, Utah, on Friday, Oct. 4, as the city hosted its monthly St. George Streetfest. 

Friday night’s Streetfest featured over 50 arts and crafts vendors along with retail merchants at the Tabernacle Street Vendor Village. The event also featured several food trucks offering an assortment of snacks and food.

Thomas Judd’s Store Co. and several other local businesses and boutiques offered extended hours as an effort to cater to the crowds.

Thick and Mystic Media, a local, southern Utah company was present with drawings for media services and offering free electric guitar trials. 

“I think it’s important for people to be able to find the small businesses that don’t usually have another way to share their company or business with people,” said Dylan Fizer, an employee at Thick and Mystic Media.

Highlighting the night was the live music, beer and wine offered at the Green Gate Jazz Garden in the Green Gate Village. 

Singer-songwriter Art Cowles opened the night at 6 p.m. on the Brad Stapley Memorial Stage. The bands Second Echo and Sick String Circus, winners of the Washington County Fair Battle of the Bands, filled the remainder of the night.

McKenna Hodge, the recently-crowned Miss Washington County, and her second attendant, Montana Wood, were present Friday night posing for pictures and interacting with event attendees.

“When you come to the St. George Streetfest you get to know more about what’s going on in the community, as well as meeting them,” said Hodge. “Although southern Utah is really growing, I love our small-town feel and it gives that sense of community and love.”

The St. George Streetfest occurs the first Friday of each month, Mar. to Dec. from 5 p.m. to midnight and features a variety of activities including entertainment, food and shopping for all ages.

The Food Truck Village is open 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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Story and Photos by: Kaden Smith