BRAWLEY — The 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street here will be closed off Friday night for the "Taste of Culture Block Party" showcasing the effort to revitalize Brawley's downtown.
The block party is one of a series of events in downtown as efforts to renovate the area move forward.
The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature international food booths and entertainment ranging from reggae to blues to folklorico dancing.
The event is being organized by the promotions committee of the Main Street revitalization effort.
Chamber of Commerce officials said they are hoping thousands will attend the block party to see what downtown has to offer and to learn about its future.
For more than a year, local business leaders and chamber officials have been working to obtain a California Main Street Program state designation. With such a designation, Brawley's downtown could tap into state resources to help with the revitalization.