It doesn’t take a five-star vacation to make great memories this summer. Soak up the last few weeks of the season by making the most of your community’s downtown events calendar. This month’s events feature family fun, good causes and plenty of opportunities for long-lasting memories.
Crossroads Cycling Classic
August 3-5, 2018
Statesville, North Carolina
For the 18th year in a row, the streets of Downtown Statesville will come alive with the speed, color and crashes of the Crossroads Cycling Classic. Throughout the weekend, the city will host two short races through downtown streets and one longer race through the county. While watching the races, spectators can also enjoy music, children’s activities and trike races. Learn more from Downtown Statesville.
Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show
August 4, 2018
This northern Ohio event offers summer fun for the whole family. Downtown Oberlin will fill with live music, classic cars, sidewalk sales and carnival games. Kids can participate in free crafts and race in the “big wheel contest,” while the entire family spends quality time together. More information is available from the Oberlin Business Partnership.
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
August 11-12, 2018
The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is the biggest annual festival on Whidbey Island and a local tradition running for more than 50 years. This year’s event will feature 185 artisans and six musical groups to provide entertainment for the whole weekend. If you’d like to get more involved, you can sign up to volunteer alongside the all-volunteer team hosting the event. Details are available from the Coupeville Festival Association.
August 25, 2018
You can probably guess what this event involves from its name: Foodstock features an outdoor concert at the Washington Farmer’s Market. Instead of buying food during this trip to the farmer’s market, guests are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food items for donation to local food pantries. Monetary donations are also accepted. More information is available from Downtown Washington.
August 26, 2018
Neighbors and visitors alike flock to this free seafood festival that boasts local eats, arts and crafts, live music and retail vendors. New this year is a Tito’s & Jack Daniel’s Refresher Lounge with a bar featuring cocktails made with Tito’s and Jack, along with refreshments for your pet. A chowder and homebrew competition will benefit the State Theatre. Visitors can also enjoy a cigar and cocktail lounge, an oyster and beer pairing tent and outdoor bars featuring margaritas, bloody marys and craft beer. Learn more from the 3rd & Ferry Fish Market.
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