Sidewalk Sales Scheduled for August 14 & 15
Thanks to the pandemic, many of Milford's seasonal traditions have been put on pause but Sidewalk Sales is not one of them. Scheduled for the weekend originally held for the famous Milford Oyster Festival, this year’s Sidewalk Sales offers the community a chance to enjoy downtown on a smaller, safer scale.
Hosted by the Downtown Milford Business Association, Sidewalk Sales in Milford are scheduled for Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15 during regular business hours. With merchandise moved to the sidewalk, customers can practice safe social distancing while still supporting their favorite local merchants. Likewise, local eateries will be open and available for food—and yes, some even have oysters.
“We all look forward to Sidewalk Sales every year, but this year is even more important,” said DMBA President Tracy Bonosconi. “Many of our community businesses rely on events like Pirates Day and Oysterfest for sales, and COVID-19 has significantly slowed our local economy. This event features the best savings of the summer from our local retailers while creating a safe environment to shop and support small businesses.”
Participating shops include The Body Waxing Studio, Gilded Lily, Inside Living Style, Island Time, The Lovet Shop, Sophie Claire’s, Sunspray Tans, SV Decker, and Vincent’s Jewelry. Scratch Baking will run Sidewalk Sales food specials, and Grateful Dog Catering will be on the green right across Harborwalk serving up hot dogs, burgers, and more. If you’ve got a taste for oysters, you can still find them at Stonebridge Restaurant and Founders House for fresh and SBC for fried.
“Even though we’re all sad there is no Oysterfestival this year, you can still enjoy our beautiful downtown, find amazing and unique items, and enjoy your oysters,” said Bonosconi. “We are all looking forward to it.”