This holiday weekend, if you’re not heading out of town, head downtown for the annual Edmonds Merchants sidewalk sale.
With over 30 businesses participating, there are steals and deals on everything from clothing to art to housewares. The sale started yesterday, and will continue through Sunday, with select businesses carrying their specials over to Monday.
“The sidewalk sale takes place all around downtown Edmonds and a lot of the merchants and shop owners participate, and sometimes some of the restaurants do something special as well,” explained Ruth Arista of , which will be participating in the event. “There will be tables of goodies on the sidewalks all around town in front of stores.”
According to Arista, there will be about 25-30 businesses participating this year.
The theme of this year’s sale is “Let the Good Times Roll.” They certainly will with the help of the 2011 Edmonds Jazz Connection event, which is presented by the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers. Local students and professionals will perform free jazz concerts throughout the entire day today at various venues, including the and the . From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a free jam session where the students and professionals will get the opportunity to play together.
“In support of the Jazz Connection we [the Downtown Edmonds Merchants] like to team the sidewalk sale with that event so people can get good deals while shopping and enjoy great music,” said Arista.
Arista will be having their usual complimentary Saturday tasting from 1-4 p.m. and the shop owner encourages patrons to stop in for a glass of wine when they need a shopping break.
Not all merchants are participating in the sidewalk sale, and every store is offering different discounts, so shoppers are encouraged to contact their favorite shops individually for specific sale details and store hours for the weekend.