Downtown businesses take to the streets for annual sidewalk sales

Friday & Saturday, Aug. 4-5—RUTLAND—The end of July and start of August has marked the annual Downtown Rutland Partnership’s annual Sidewalk Sales event for years. This year, it’s being held Friday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

This two-day open-air market spans from lower Center Street around the corner to Merchants Row, drawing out sale tents and outdoor dining from businesses along the way. Enjoy a variety of family entertainment, kids’ activities and more. Local artists, crafters, food vendors and live music from area musicians throughout the day make this a fun event for all.

As part of the event, Friday night will feature a free concert by Sister Hazel’s Ken Block and Drew Copeland at 8:15 p.m. with opener George Nostrand at 7 p.m. Ken Block and Drew Copeland, best known as two of the five members of the platinum-selling Southern rock band Sister Hazel, will bring their wildly successful tunes to select cities for intimate, “miss it and miss out” acoustic shows, reminiscent of their earlier performance days when they canvassed the club and coffee shop circuit as a duo from Gainesville, Fla. As two of our generation’s most engaging and prolific songwriters, “The Ken and Drew Show” will take fans through intimate acoustic performances of Sister Hazel favorites, a few “B sides” and deep cuts, and new material that writers have called “some of the freshest new music to come out of Music City.”

On Saturday, don’t miss Come Alive Outside’s Green Street Challenge where 5,500 square feet of sod will be put down right on the street to create a free play space with activities for children and families led by Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum and Rutland Rec. Dept. during the evening.

For more details, visit rutlanddowntown.com or call 802-773-9380.

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