Bag the Best and Find Waldo!Looking for bargains galore, entertainment, food and fun? Look no further than Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales, Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. From shoes to handbags, shirts to dresses, scarves to jewelry, furniture, gifts and hardware, shoppers can find the best Downtown Petoskey has to offer for the best prices of the year.
The annual Sidewalk Sales provide 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 feature The Moxie Strings at 12:15 p.m. and Jelly Roll Blues Band at 7 p.m.
Petoskey Rocks!, will also provide entertainment throughout Downtown on Friday, July 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musicians include Dwain Martin & 45 North, Bob Greenway, Miss Holly, Natalie Smith, Petoskey Steel Drum Band, and Stephen Guthrie and thre will be a Ghost Walk at 8:30 p.m. The Movie in the Park at Dark is Escape from Planet Earth sponsored by Stafford’s Hospitality. There will be no carriage rides during Sidewalk Sales.
Friday, July 26 is the last day for the Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt through participating stores. Entry forms can be turned in to the Petoskey Downtown Offices until 9 p.m. On Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m., join in the fun with a final celebration of the Where’s Waldo? hunt. Enjoy treats, music and prizes from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Pennsylvania Park.
So mark your calendars for this great shopping experience. Come early to get the best bargains, and stay for the day in our 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!
And see below for Where's Waldo? information.
IN DOWNTOWN PETOSKEY!!!
Look for Waldo in Downtown Petoskey during the month of July and win great prizes. This community-wide scavenger hunt invites everyone - kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages - to participate.
On July 1, 2013, Waldo-spotters will set off on a month-long hunt to find our elusive guy hidden in 32 Downtown Petoskey businesses. Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes, and the Waldo hunt will end with a children’s party at 2 p.m. in Pennsylvania Park on Saturday, July 27, during Sidewalk Sales.
Official Waldo stores will have a decal on their window or door. Inside, Waldo-spotters must find a small statuette of Waldo. Once Waldo has been spotted, store employees will give participants an official “I found Waldo” entry slip. Entry slips can be turned in at the Petoskey Downtown Offices at 216 Park Avenue through July 26.
Downtown Petoskey Sidewalk Sales will be Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Where’s Waldo? contest is sponsored by McLean & Eakin Booksellers. For more information, contact Becky Goodman at 231-622-8501.
Where’s Waldo participating stores are: Back to Nature, Bearcub Outfitters, Ciao Bella! Home, Emma, Fiji Salon and Spa, Flowers from Sky’s the Limit, Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars, Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, Horizon Books, JC Penney, Jimmy John’s Petoskey, Laura Pethers Photography, Life is Good, Love Bug, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Meyer ACE Hardware, Monarch Garden and Floral Design, Music Makers of Petoskey, Northern Michigan Artists Market, Northgoods, PEcado Handbags, Petoskey District Library, Pretty Woman Boutique, Reusch Jewelers, Robert Frost Fine Footwear, Rocking Horse Toy Company, Ruff Life Pet Outfitters, Threads, Trapper’s Cabin, Unfinished Business, V2V, and Vogue Salon.