For many, August is the last hurrah of summer. Vacations come to a close and kids head back to school, but Main Street doesn’t miss a beat. Whether it’s an open-air dinner with friends or a back-to-school festival, the summertime fun doesn’t end just because the vacations do.
Friday, August 13, 2016
Celebrate Tennessee’s unique history of bootlegging with this casual, but rather adult, event. The Bootlegger’s Bash will feature dinner, music and tastings of local whiskey and moonshine. Held at Carnton Plantation, the event raises money for the historical attraction, which served as a field hospital during the Civil War. More information is available from Downtown Franklin.
Farm to Table Dinner
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Every summer event needs good food and good friends. Downtown Augusta’s Farm to Table Dinner will bring the good – and local – food, but you’ll have to bring the friends. Attendees will eat a five-course meal under the summer sky in Market Square Park. Find more information from the Augusta Downtown Alliance.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Fort Pierce, Florida
Main Street Fort Pierce’s Reverse Raffle has been a community tradition for 22 years and counting. More than just a fun event, the Reverse Raffle raises money for the Main Street group and raises awareness for the organization’s work in the community. This year’s theme is “Passport to Morocco,” and the event will feature tarot card readings, belly dancers and cigars. More information is available from Main Street Fort Pierce.
Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21, 2016
More than 90 percent of the country’s processed tomatoes come from California. That must be why they’re such a cause for celebration in Fairfield. The community’s 25th annual Tomato Festival will feature a salsa recipe contest, a carnival, a classic car show and live music. Find more information from the Fairfield Main Street Association.
Welcome Back Orange & Black
Monday, August 22, 2016
Back-to-school season is a particularly exciting time for college towns. Small businesses in Pocatello, Idaho, will welcome Idaho State University students, parents and staff back to school with the fifth annual Welcome Back Orange & Black event. More information is available from Old Town Pocatello.
No matter what time the sun sets, Main Street stays open year-round. Downtown local businesses make the community more unique and more entertaining. Celebrate the last few weeks of a lively summer by experiencing the local fun in your community.
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