FESTIVALS

OTD STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

Held on the second weekend in May.  Gears, googles and Victorian clothing fill Van Buren’s Main Street for a fun-filled weekend in May.  Vendors, food trucks and performers from multiple states join in the festivities.  Steampunk can be categorized as what the future may look like to people living in the Victorian era.  The fashion aspect of steampunk focuses on what was available at the time with a fantastical view.  People sporting the steampunk style can be seen wearing leather, gears, top hats, brass and sometimes body modifications on the limbs or face.

 

JUNK FEST

Held on the second weekend in September.  Vendors selling repurposed, vintage, salvage, reclaimed, Boho, antiques, boutique items, and vintage clothing.  Plus food trucks, live music and entertainment.

 

FALL FESTIVAL

Second weekend in October. Join us in Downtown Van Buren for our annual Fall Festival where the streets are flooded with local merchants and vendors with handmade crafts and other collectibles.

 

VAN BUREN’S CHRISTMAS IN THE PARKS

Starting November 19 Van Buren’s Main Street, Louis Peer Memorial Park and Freedom Park will be lighted for the holidays.  Louis Peer Memorial Park is a drive-thru display with holiday themed display and a lighted drive-thru tunnel.  Freedom Park features a 30 foot tree with lights timed to music and lighted photo-op displays scattered along Main Street.  Bring the family and enjoy a Hallmark Christmas.

JINGLE AND MINGLE ON MAIN

First Saturday in December.  Enjoy the magic of Christmas with carriage rides, lighting of the Courthouse, Festival of Trees and a synthetic ice skating rink (The rink will be open Dec 1st thru Jan 2nd, Thursdays – Saturdays, 5PM-9PM).  Join the merchants on Main Street as they celebrate the holidays!

Van Buren Christmas Parade

Come join us on the second Saturday in December for our annual Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Van Buren. 

 

Old Town Merchants Association
For a directory of businesses on Main Street visit the Old Town Merchants Association website.