Second Annual Street Market

Jenny Padilla stands with her family during the first Street Market on August 6th.

Jenny Padilla stands with her family during the first Street Market on August 6th.

The city of Baldwin Park hosted its second annual Downtown Street Market every Thursday, from August 6th through September 10th, from 5-9 p.m. on Maine Street from the Ramona Blvd to Clark St. intersections.

The Street Market offered performances such as a Michael Jackson impersonator, live amateur Lucha Libre wrestling, Thee Midniters, an amateur boxing show and more. Additionally, residents were able to walk down Maine Street and stop to indulge in a variety of food treats, ranging from funnel cakes and snow cones to tamales.

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EFW American Champion Baby Bull flips opponent Viking Warrior while the crowd watches in awe.

Along with a wide variety of food, arts and crafts, and entertainment, the city provided a place where the community could come together as one. One could see people who have lived in Baldwin Park most of their lives and children who are just starting their lives. It really was an event for all ages.

“They’re nurturing, it gives everyone time to get out of the house with all this heat,” said Fred Mireles, resident of Baldwin Park for over 46 years.

Without the community’s support, The Street Market and other events like the Concerts in the Park and the Pride of the Valley 5k would not be possible.

“Just come out and enjoy your community. I think the parks and recreation department does a lot for the community and that more people need to take advantage of it,” said Jenny Padilla, who has worked on Baldwin Park events for over 20 years. 

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