DWNTWN’s Outdoor Lunch and Festivities Series, Foodie Fridays, Begins June 2nd

"Foodie Fridays" returns to Canan Commons beginning June 2nd. Photo provided."Foodie Fridays" returns to Canan Commons beginning June 2nd. Photo provided.

By: Shelley Shekell—

The weekly lunchtime event is sponsored by LifeStream Services

Muncie, IN – Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) and LifeStream Services will host Foodie Fridays every Friday from June 2-July 28, 2017. Food trucks, activities for children, and live entertainment  will take place on these days from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Canan Commons.

Attendees are invited to spend their lunchtime relaxing in the park with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors and weekly entertainment. Attendees can bring their own brown bag lunch, purchase lunch from rotating on-site vendors, or grab lunch to go from a DWNTWN eatery.

Seating is available. Additionally, shady spots on the lawn provide alternative seating options for attendees who choose to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Foodie Fridays kicks-off on June 2 with on-site food vendors 3 Bears Concessions and Speedy Dog. Barry Banks will perform live on the Canan Commons stage from 12-1 p.m. Kids’ activities are sponsored by Muncie Public Library and the Muncie YWCA.

Visit DWNTWN Muncie’s website at www.downtownmuncie.org/foodie-fridays for the full schedule of lunch vendors, children’s activities, and the entertainment line-up.

Canan Commons is located on the 500 block of S. Walnut St. near the roundabout and across from the Courtyard Marriott at Horizon Convention Center hotel. On street parking is available.

Event sponsor LifeStream Services will provide free rides for persons ages 60 and up to Foodie Fridays via its Senior Ride Transportation. Those interested in utilizing Senior Ride Transportation’s services must call LifeStream at 888-589-1121 to reserve a ride. Additionally, MITSPlus provides affordable, reliable transportation for those with personal care attendants.

Spots are still open for food vendors, musicians, and community groups who would like to join the summer rotation! If interested, contact Cheryl Crowder, MDDP Event Director, at cheryl@downtownmuncie.org or 765-282-7897.


The Muncie Downtown Development Partnership exists to create a downtown environment that results in sustainable economic and cultural growth. To learn more about the amenities and events happening in Downtown Muncie, visit www.downtownmuncie.org.


LifeStream Services is a nonprofit Area Agency on Aging, and an Aging and Disability Resource Center providing services to Delaware and six surrounding counties. LifeStream serves more than 13,000 seniors and those with disabilities each year. The nonprofit offers in-home care, transportation, meal deliveries, Senior Café sites, and wellness programs. Learn more at www.lifestreaminc.org.