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Downtown Rochester’s Sidewalk Sales kick off July 18

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published July 8, 2024


ROCHESTER — Back in its 69th year, downtown Rochester’s Sidewalk Sales will kick off on Thursday, July 18.

Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, Sidewalk Sales will run 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

“Downtown Rochester’s Sidewalk Sale weekend holds a special place in our hearts at Chief Financial Credit Union,” Vice President of Business Development Ashley Chambers said in a press release. “Our team thrives on engaging with our community and sharing our enthusiasm for being an integral part of the Rochester landscape. Make sure you swing by our booth for a thrilling Superhero experience and some fantastic prizes. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Kids can take part in a craft daily noon-3 p.m. in front of 429 Main. On Friday night, get movin’ and groovin’ for the return of Dancin’ in the Street on West Fourth Street 6-10 p.m.

The Explorers Club invites kids of all ages to go outdoors and explore everything the community has to offer through adventures. Kids can pick up their free Explorers Club Kit during Sidewalk Sales at the Downtown Collaboration Studio, located at 431 Main St. Continue the fun on Saturday, July 20 with Movies in the Moonlight, and the showing of “Wonka.” Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of East Third and Water, one block east of Main. The movie lot opens at 7 p.m., and movies begin around 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call (248) 656-0060.