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50th Anniversary of Sidewalk Sale Days

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Downtown Petoskey is thrilled to announce that in celebration of the 50th anniversary, Sidewalk Sales Days will once again hold an old-fashioned “carnival atmosphere” with the addition of a Ferris Wheel on the corner of Mitchell and Waukazoo! The rides will be free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of the Downtown Management Board, Lite 96.3 & 106 KHQ, Meyer Ace Hardware, and the Petoskey District Library. Sidewalk Sales will be held on July 31 and August 1 with the traditional hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Ferris Wheel will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Traffic will be diverted to Division Street and Woodland Street to accommodate the Ferris Wheel with part of Waukazoo closed overnight on Friday.

The 50th Anniversary of Sidewalk Sales provides our Downtown merchants with the opportunity to move their stores into the streets, and present their wares in a traditional, old-fashioned sidewalk sales venue.  As always, streets in Downtown Petoskey will be closed off to everything but foot traffic and sidewalk dining options in our fabulous restaurants are available.

In addition to the lure of great bargains in an outdoor festival environment, Sidewalk Sales will also provide entertainment for the entire family with the Farmers Market on Friday on Howard Street between Mitchell and Michigan Streets from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon. In Pennsylvania Park, the Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park will feature the Jeff Tucker Band at noon on Friday. A quartet from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will perform Friday at 2 p.m. in the intersection of Mitchell and Howard Street.

Friday, July 31st is the last day to complete the Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Petoskey. A final celebration will be held in Pennsylvania Park at 2 p.m. to hold the prize drawings with treats and games for the kids. Where’s Waldo Passports can be turned in to the Downtown Offices until 1 p.m. on Friday or at the Where’s Waldo Party in Pennsylvania Park at 2 p.m.

The Movie in the Park at Dark on Friday, July 31 is the 50th Anniversary Edition of Sleeping Beauty. The Movies in the Park at Dark are sponsored by North Central Michigan College.

Mark your calendars for this great shopping experience!  Come early to get the best bargains, and stay for the day in the beautiful and historic Downtown, where you’ll find Treasures from the Shores to the Stores.

Sales begin at 9 am on Friday. Don’t be late!

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