The Downtown Pasco Development Authority is turning up the heat Sept. 14 for the Fiery Foods Festival.
The free one-day street festival will be at the intersection of Lewis Street and Fourth Avenue. Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. but the Pasco Farmers Market will open at its usual time of 8 a.m.
There will be food and beverage vendors, a beer and wine garden by the main stage with bands and ongoing entertainment. A second stage by the post office in the Family Fun Zone will feature cultural dancers and various children's entertainers.
The festival also will feature a display of new and classic cars, and Blue Mountain Wildlife of Oregon will have a display of birds of prey from 2 to 5 p.m.
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"This festival isn't just for Pasco; it's for the entire area," said Michael Goins, executive director for the DPDA.
"We'll be showcasing all the different cultures of the Tri-Cities in an eclectic blend of music and dance and food," he said.
Parents will be happy to know there will be a tent set aside as a baby-changing area where moms can also feed their babies in privacy.
Proceeds from the Fiery Foods Festival will go to the downtown authority and be used to help revitalize and upgrade the downtown area, Goins said.
Fiery Foods Festival T-shirts cost $20. Reserve one through the website, and pick it up at the downtown authority's booth Sept. 14.
For more information, go to http://fieryfoodsfestival.com.
Main stage entertainment
DJ Riverside Dave will play between bands
-- Noon: Primitive Circus
-- 1 p.m.: Quinto Projecto
-- 2 p.m.: Black Water
-- 3:30 p.m.: Tommy Cassidy
-- 5 p.m.: The Shades
-- 6:15 p.m.: Dear Doris
-- 7:30 p.m.: Peter Benjamin
-- 8:15 p.m.: A celebration of Mexican independence