5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand

It finally feels like summer, and you’ve got plans to hit the road, right? Summer road trips may take you far from home, but sometimes, a trip downtown is all you need for summer fun. This month, Main Street will kick off summer with festivals, annual traditions and the liveliness of local businesses.


Greater Gardiner River Festival

Gardiner, Maine

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gardiner’s annual River Festival packs one summer day full of nonstop family-friendly fun. The festival takes place on Gardiner’s waterfront, beside the Kennebec River. Activities range from robotics demos to yoga classes, with the 15th annual Gardiner Arts & Crafts Festival tucked into the day’s schedule. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. More information is available at www.gardinermainstreet.org.



Manning, Iowa

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Father’s Day Weekend may be all about the dads, but this Saturday-only event is all about the kids. Kinderfest will feature face painting, bumper cars and an inflatable obstacle course. It’s one of the oldest traditions in the region: This year’s Kinderfest will mark the 133rd installment of the annual event. For more details, visit www.manningia.com.


Main Street Market Day

Victoria, Texas

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Main Street Market Day encourages residents of Victoria, Texas, to browse the local shops, restaurants and vendors that make up the city’s downtown district. With four Market Days every year, this seasonal celebration features arts and crafts, food and live music. For more information on this all-day event, visit www.victoriamainstreet.org.


Antique & Vintage Show

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Take a tour through time in historic downtown Hendersonville with the community’s 25th annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale. Buyers and sellers can browse several blocks of Main Street during this one-day-only event to find vintage items ranging from “fine antiques to shabby chic.” More details are available at www.downtownhendersonville.org.


Woodmen Life Music Festival

Dyersburg, Tennessee

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A new event in western Tennessee, the Woodmen Life Music Festival will feature an evening of live performances from Tennessee musicians like Derek Wales and EmiSunshine. The event will serve local causes by raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located nearby in Memphis, and local food banks. Visit www.mainstreetblytheville.com for more information from a nearby Main Street program.

Whether you’re hitting the road or staying close to home this summer, set Main Street as your destination. There, you’ll encounter unique local businesses and events that give back to the community. Find a Main Street program near you with help from the National Main Street Center.

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