CLEARWATER – As summer begins to heat up, the city of Clearwater wants residents and tourists alike to hit the streets in downtown to check out the hot deals local merchants have to offer.
The Community Redevelopment Agency has joined forces with the Downtown Merchants Association to present Summer Sidewalk Sales on Cleveland Street, with the first of the monthly events kicking off June 30 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
“Our goal is to generate exposure and create an economic stimulus for our downtown merchants during the summer months,” said CRA downtown manager Anne Fogarty-France. “We want people to know exactly what downtown Clearwater has to offer.”
The family- and pet-friendly event will feature more than 25 businesses and vendors, featuring clothes, arts and crafts and vintage items for sale.
Live music and local food will also be available for participants to enjoy.
The monthly events were created in an effort to fill the lull left during the off-season of Blast Fridays, which runs from January to May, and is meant to offer residents and tourists a laid back and casual atmosphere, Fogarty-France said.
Upcoming sales will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on July 28 and August 25 in downtown Clearwater from the 400 to the 600 block of Cleveland Street.