ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham’s signature strolling and procuring occasion, Affair on the Sq., returns to downtown on Thursday, Could 11, 5-8 pm.
This would be the tenth version of the favored sidewalk pageant that takes place between Merely Stylish Boutique and Hudson Brothers Deli.
“It’s a night social occasion in downtown Rockingham,” stated Sharon Nichols, member of the occasion planning committee. “The eating places might be providing dinner specials and we need to invite individuals to have dinner at Henry’s or Pattan’s after which stroll down the sidewalk to Hudson Brothers for drinks or dessert.”
The trail begins at Merely Stylish Boutique passes Our Southern Roots and goes to Willow Tree Antiques and Items. Different retailers embody Helms Jewelers, Liberty Place, Rockingham Health, Rocking Developments and extra. Taking part retail shops might be open late to supply reductions and/or drawings for reward certificates or merchandise. Discovery Place Children Rockingham could have kids’s actions accessible.
“And in between the eating places and shops, all alongside the sidewalks, there might be artists and distributors with a wide range of objects for them to see and store,” stated Nichols.” The sidewalk pageant will function 36 distributors with artwork, baked items, child blankets, collectibles, crafts, jewellery, kitchen objects, leather-based items, soaps, tote baggage, vases and extra.
In line with Nichols, there may even be leisure. “Whenever you stroll up Washington Road, you’ll hear music from DJ Eric Whitfield in entrance of the outdated financial institution. Mel and Pals will carry out on the sq. and Hudson Brothers could have stay music beginning at 7:00 so there’s something for everybody.”
Affair on the Sq. is sponsored by the Rockingham Downtown Company and the Metropolis of Rockingham. The committee determined to host the occasion on a weeknight with good cause.
“We’re not attempting to compete with weekend actions. It’s a night out,” Nichols stated. “The thought is to provide individuals a enjoyable cause to return to downtown Rockingham on a weeknight.
“It’s not likely a road pageant. It’s extra of a sidewalk pageant,” she continued. “We’re not stopping site visitors so it’s not gonna be shut down. It’s only a sociable sidewalk stroll and store and eat and revel in!”