On Friday, residents will once again fill the 300 block of Main Street as the community celebrates its Redbud City Night on the Bricks event.
The two-day festival is set to feature pop-up shops, live entertainment, food trucks and a farmers market.
Well-received by area residents, the festival is now in its third year.
Safe Events for Families (SEFF) — along with local sponsors Visit Shawnee Inc. (VSI), Vyve, Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), the City of Shawnee, the Avedis Foundation, and others — have worked in hours of entertainment across two days — From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
SEFF spokesman Ed Bolt said the community meal is free to the first 1,200 attendees.
Bolt said locals also are welcome to bring their own food from home or elsewhere if they so choose.
If there is food left over, it will be donated to the Community Market of Pottawatomie County.
Friday's 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. lineup features two bands — Shoulda Been Blonde and Wesley Praise Band, each set up at one end of the block. Then from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Celebration of Life Park, at the corner of Main and Philadelphia streets, CrossWalk 316 will perform, Bolt said.
Also, as fundraisers, local churches will offer desserts for sale in the park.
Saturday's daytime event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will stay centered around Celebration of Life Park, offering entertainment, a farmers market, food trucks and pop-up shops.
“The point is for everybody to come enjoy the evening together,” Bolt said.