A scene from the 2015 Collinsville Hot. Photo by John Fitts
COLLINSVILLE – While the second annual Collinsville Hot is just a little more than two weeks away, organizers said there are still opportunities for those wishing to display their wares at the festival or simply support it financially.
The Canton Main Street-sponsored event takes place in downtown Collinsville from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 16. To provide additional parking capacity for the free activities, a shuttle bus will run between downtown Collinsville and Canton High School from noon to 11 p.m.
This year the festival’s events, such as its morning yoga, craft fair, artisan market, community art space, fire dance and live music over two stages will be focused in the downtown area along Main and River Streets.
In addition to the live music and fire shows, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Main Street and a portion of River Street will become an outdoor market of sorts – with artisans, food vendors, business booths and more.
“Essentially it will become a huge pedestrian plaza vis-à-vis European style,” said Shawn Cole, a co-founder and co-organizer for the event. “The whole of Main Street will be an outdoor theater.” … Continue Reading