Forest Hills Festival of the Arts returns to Austin Street on June 11

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Meet local business owners while being entertained by spectacular performances at the 17th Annual Forest Hills Festival of the Arts.

Hosted by the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Forest Hills Festival of the Arts will be coming to Forest Hills‘ Austin Street (between 69th Road and 72nd Road) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. This year, over 100 local businesses will be showcasing their stores, restaurants and more during an exhibition that will allow patrons to experience what Forest Hills has to offer.

There will be over 150 arts and crafts style vendors from all over the tri-state area. They will be exhibiting jewelry, decorative items, clothing, pottery, baskets, art work, photography, collectibles, homemade sweets, candles and much more. There will also be an array of international foods to try and rides that are available for kids.

In addition to the vendors, there are can’t-miss performances going on throughout the day. Starting at 11:30 a.m., the budding young musicians of The Varta Academy of Music will perform. At noon, the DanceSource will showcase their talented dance students followed by a dazzling dance performance with kids of all ages from All Star Studios at 12:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, BB King headliner Big Daddy Bruce Wayne will be performing from 2 to 4 p.m. The day will finish off with a performance by LA Blacksmith, who will be taking the stage at 4:30 p.m. to tribute the popular R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Admission to the event is free and will take place rain or shine.

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