Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales – It’s a Circus Down Here!

 ROCHESTER, Mich. – June 22, 2011 – Come one – come all! to the “Sidewalk Circus” in Downtown Rochester!  Visit the awesome assemblage of stupendous sellers at the 56th annual Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales, July 14 – 16.
Sale Hours:
Thursday, July 14: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, July 15: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 16: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

And what would a circus be without entertainment?  Visit the Third Street Side Show daily between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for kids’ crafts, entertainment and activities sponsored by Rochester Hills Spine Care.  The Third Street Side Show will be located on W. Third Street, just east of Main and include puppets, clowns, magic and more!  A complete schedule will be available at in July.

The Krafty Kids’ Zone, sponsored by Dr. Diana Wolf Abbott DDS, will be located outside of Mr. B’s Food & Spirits at 423 Main Street from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day.  Paint Creek Center for the Arts will provide craft activities and there also will be face-painting.

Additionally, Tootsee the Clown will be at the corner of E. Fourth & Main on Friday, July 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm to entertain the kids!  Tootsee’s clowning around and balloon twisting is sponsored by Willoughby’s Beyond Juice.

The DDA Information Booth will be open throughout Sidewalk Sales, at the corner of W. Fourth and Main.  New to the Sidewalk Sales is “Rudolph’s Rummage Sale,” a sale of gently used Holiday and Christmas décor to benefit The Big, Bright Light Show.  Donations for “Rudolph’s Rummage Sale” currently are being accepted at the DDA office.�

Also, stop by the DDA Information Booth to purchase tickets to The Big, Bright Ball on July 31.  Tickets are $30 each for adults, $10 for kids ages 5-12 and kids under five years of age are free.  As usual, there will be plenty of free information on downtown Rochester as well.

On July 16, stick around post–Sidewalk Sales to enjoy a Movies in the Moonlight presentation of How to Train Your Dragon (Rated PG).  Movies in the Moonlight begins at 8:30 pm at the corner of E. Third and Water St.

Other downtown Rochester events include the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market, every Saturday morning through Oct. 29; Movies in the Moonlight on July 9, 16, 23 and 30; The Big, Bright Ball on July 31; and Downtown Rochester Restaurant Week, Aug. 7 – 12.  For more information on the Rochester DDA and downtown Rochester, including a complete schedule of events, please visit or call 248.656.0060.

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