Main Street events are more than just day-long activities. They’re annual traditions that bring culture to our communities year after year. This month’s Main Street events feature traditions old and new, highlighting the character of their communities in fun and memorable ways.
Wine About Winter
February 2, 2018
Salisbury, North Carolina
Take a break from whining about winter with Salisbury’s fifth annual wine tasting event. Participants will have access to 20 wine samples, including many wines from local Rowan County. Participants will also go home with a signature Wine About Winter tasting glass and to-be-announced souvenir. Visit Downtown Salisbury for more information.
February 9-10, 2018
For the fifth year in a row, Historic Downtown Poulsbo will bring a little brightness to the Pacific Northwest’s signature gray winters with the 2018 Winter Rendezvous. The event kicks off Friday night with themed events and live music at various venues downtown. Then, Saturday will feature a themed run, art walk and bonfire. In a tribute to Poulsbo’s Nordic heritage, the Winter Rendezvous will also include a Vikings Parade. Learn more from Historic Downtown Poulsbo.
Ice Climbing Festival
February 10, 2018
Lake City, Colorado
Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and lush valleys, Lake City is the quintessential Colorado town – and the Ice Climbing Festival is the quintessential Colorado event. For the adventurous, this annual tradition offers top-roped and lead speed events, with both men’s and women’s categories. Prizes will be awarded for the best climbs in each category, and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce will serve beer to participants at the awards ceremony. For more information, visit the Lake City website.
Mardi Gras Texarkana
February 10, 2018
Texarkana’s Mardi Gras celebration is so big, it will span two states! The sixth annual Texarkana Mardi Gras parade will take place along Front Street, which goes from the Texas side of the city to the Arkansas side. The jazz-themed celebration will also feature a King Cake Taste-Off and a variety of food and retail vendors. More information is available from Mardi Gras Texarkana.
Brrs, Beards and Brews – A Lumberjack Festival
February 24, 2018
Lansing’s first-ever Brrs, Bears and Brews Lumberjack Festival will take place in the historic Old Town neighborhood. The festival will feature vendors, libations and, of course, Lumberjack games. Teams of five can register to compete in activities such as tug of war and log-rolling. More details are available through the Old Town Commercial Association.