Village Stroll makes return
WILMINGTON - This Saturday, July 17, the Village Stroll returns to downtown Wilmington. Bring friends and family to stroll the village and celebrate summer from 5 to 7 pm. The theme this year is “Home Grown”; the stroll will celebrate local produce, local talent, and the local shops and restaurants that make the village vibrant.
Things kick off at 5 pm with an interactive event: music and stories for families at the Pettee Memorial Library by Steven Coronella. Also starting at 5 pm is live music by Jill Sachs (outside The Village Roost), Logan Boyd (at Riverbank Park), and reggae from Gregory Roy (at Ratu’s). Local eats will abound in downtown restaurants. Plus, Nomad Chefs BBQ will be set up at Ratu’s, and Red Fox Shop will host a sangria-tasting table.
Throughout town, shops stay open late and local performers will pop up - violinists, dancers, and special guests. Find local flower and plant growers, as well as Old Home Week information and tickets.
Wilmington Works will keep the vibe from the Rotary Garden and Live Music Tour going with a downtown garden scavenger hunt. Grab a plant list, available in many locations throughout town as well as the Wilmington Works table by Bartleby’s Books. For every five plants labeled among downtown gardens, claim an entry into a raffle to win prizes donated by A Shovel at a Thyme and Boyd Family Farm.
The “Welcome Wagon” will be out at the Wilmington Works booth, with lots of local information and answers to questions. Visitors can also view items up for auction to support the Beaver Street Art Project, pick up a garden scavenger hunt list, and claim raffle entries.
The Village Stroll will go on rain or shine; all performers will tuck onto porches or inside if there are showers.