A portion of Pioneer Boulevard will be closed to traffic beginning Friday, September 30th, in preparation for Artesia’s International Street Fair and Diversity Festival. The annual signature event is held on the street and requires it to be temporarily closed to traffic. The closure will be on Pioneer Boulevard from 183rd Street to 187th Street, from 10 p.m. Friday, September 30th through 10 a.m. Sunday, October 2nd. Vehicular traffic is encouraged to travel on alternative routes.
The International Street Fair and Diversity Festival is one of Artesia’s most popular events and features live cultural performances, musical entertainment, vendors that sell artisan-type products, a variety of international cuisine, and a kids’ zone. This closure allows for event set up, event time, and event clean-up. Pedestrian access will be available during these times. This segment of Pioneer Boulevard will reopen to traffic at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 2nd. The City of Artesia appreciates the community’s support and patience during the street closure.