Exciting news for fans of outdoor block parties!

The Cartoon Network is planning a street party on Monday, April 19, in the block of 8th Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire- in other words, right in front of The Sandbar. The event is part of a promotions campaign for the network's Adult Swim programming.

The event consists of a "College Carnival," which features carnival type booths and games, along with a couple of bands. The Whips, from Athens, GA, will headline the event. Games begin at 6:30 p.m., and the music lasts until 9:30 p.m.

The street will close at 9 a.m. that day to allow for event set-up and will reopen at midnight after clean-up is completed.

No alcohol will be served in the street, and we are not extending our patio service like we did for our anniversary party. The event is geared toward college students, but it's free for everyone to attend.

We are really excited about this event! Monday nights aren't always the most exciting, and we love a good block party. Be sure to mark your calendar.

More information from the LJWorld:

Outside group looking to bring ‘college carnival’ to Eighth Street downtown

Carnival planned by Cartoon Network