Spring has sprung, and Main Street has never been more fun! Local businesses bring all kinds of benefits to your community, including jobs, economic reinvestment and these unique events. Check out the list below to see what activities you can add to your calendar this month.
Easter Bunny’s Wild Goose Chase
April 4, 2015
Before you help the kids hunt for candy-filled eggs on Easter Sunday, find some valuable prizes on your own at Downtown Danville’s adult Easter egg hunt. These Easter eggs could win you a flat-screen TV, gift certificates, drink tickets and up to $500 in cash. Tickets cost just $10 and can be purchased online here.
Farm to Table Restaurant Week
April 13-19, 2015
Find out why Forbes calls Charlottesville the Locavore Capital of the World during Farm to Table Restaurant Week. A dozen locally owned restaurants will offer fixed price menus that highlight their locally sourced ingredients. It’s all part of Charlottesville’s larger Tom Tom Founders Festival, which celebrates music, art and innovation in the community. View the schedule for the week here.
Sculpture Pub Crawl
April 25, 2015
This is not your average pub crawl. Grab some brews – or a nice glass of wine – and enjoy a walking tour of historic downtown Kissimmee’s sculptures and art galleries. You’ll also stop by local shops and restaurants to round out the tour, and there’s a silent auction to top it all off. Buy tickets to this classy pub crawl online here.
Earth Day Festival
April 26, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, the Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership will host its beloved Earth Day Festival on the city’s downtown Market Street. This all-day event brings family-friendly fun like music, workshops and samples from local vendors – all with zero waste! There will also be a silent auction for five rain barrels, decorated and designed by local artists and students. Find more information about parking, vendors and activities online here.
Flower Basket Banquet
April 30, 2015
Downtown Shakopee doesn’t need April showers to bring May flowers. The Flower Basket Banquet raises money for the flower baskets that line the city’s downtown streets throughout the summer. The money raised also funds the water that is needed to maintain the flowers throughout the season. Find more information and register here.
No matter what fun events you attend this month, make sure to show your community some local love. Explore a new local business, tour a local historical site or grab some produce from a local farmers’ market. Check back next month to see what other fun activities await your community.
Independent We Stand is dedicated to helping independent businesses across the country engage their communities and encouraging customers to buy local. If you’re a business owner, get buy local resources, tips and news by registering at www.independentwestand.org/membership/. Your business will also be included in our ‘locals only’ search engine and mobile app. If you’re a consumer, take the pledge to buy local and find local businesses in your community at www.independentwestand.org/take-a-stand/join-the-movement/.