5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

September is a time for new beginnings – a new school year, new sports seasons and new activities to experience downtown. Whether it’s a first-time event or an annual tradition that’s just new to you, a Main Street festival can introduce you to new people, businesses and neighborhoods of your city. Best of all, supporting local events can help you generate new economic opportunities for small businesses in and around your community. Add something new to your month by heading to Main Street and having some fun!

Biloxi Seafood Festival

Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

Biloxi, Mississippi

An annual tradition for more than 30 years, the Biloxi Seafood Festival will feature local seafood vendors, arts and crafts and live music. On Sunday, a gumbo championship will crown the best professional and amateur gumbo creations of the year. The festival will take place in Point Cadet Plaza, fittingly located near the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. Learn more from the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.

National Drive Electric Week Celebration

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Local automotive dealerships and municipal departments have turned a national campaign into a local celebration in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The National Drive Electric Week Celebration will showcase electric vehicle (EV) technology, including testimonials from EV owners. More information is available from Cedar Rapids Main Street.

Louisville Brewfest

Friday, September 23, 2016

Louisville, Kentucky

The eighth annual Louisville Brewfest will celebrate “Hometown Beer-oes” to raise money to honor Hometown Heroes. At least four beers are being brewed specifically for the Brewfest. If you’re not a beer fan, you can enjoy tastings of wine and bourbon. The Brewfest supports Louisville’s Hometown Heroes program, which creates and hangs large banners throughout the city to recognize Louisville’s most memorable figures. Learn more about the Brewfest from the Louisville Independent Business Alliance.

Adirondack Music, Art and Food Festival

Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2016

Old Forge, New York

The second annual Adirondack Music, Food and Arts Festival will bring the local New York community together through jazz, ceramics and a four-course meal. The weekend-long event will feature performances from local and regional musicians, ranging from jazz quintets to gospel choirs, and demonstrations from local artists. Lessons in dancing, ceramics and watercolors will be available. For more information, consult the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce.

McKinney Oktoberfest

Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2016

McKinney, Texas

Welcome the fall season with authentic German music, dancing, food and more in Historic Downtown McKinney. Oktoberfest is a weekend of nonstop celebration – complete with a beer garden that covers 14 downtown blocks. Find out more from McKinney Main Street.

Celebrate September with a craft brew or some local seafood by visiting a Main Street event in your community. To find such events, consult the local chamber of commerce or Main Street program in your city or neighborhood. These groups contribute to revitalization efforts and economic development year-round – but there’s no time like the present to get involved.

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