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Downtown Essex Day

August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Essex Initiatives is excited to continue the tradition of downtown Essex Day on Saturday, August 3rd! This year some exciting additions are being added to the fun day of summer celebration.  The section of Main Street in front of Town Hall down to the Essex Inn will be closed to vehicle traffic this year.  We will be placing vendors along the curbside on both sides of the road with a walkway down the middle, and a bandstand set up at the far end with local musicians.  

Special deals for walk-on tickets for the Essex-Charlotte ferry are available the day of the event, thanks to the Lake Champlain Transportation Company, so many visitors come from Vermont and beyond.

This year you can expect a bandstand with live music throughout the day from local musicians such as the acoustic guitar and bass duo of Joan Crane & Steve Feinbloom, swing fiddle and guitar by Lee Adams & Yannig Tanguay, and the band Back in Time playing Americana and Bluegrass, with Donna Sonnet, Cheryl & Sam Blanchard, Dave Wyant and Heather Lamb.

Food is available at the local establishments: Pink Pig Cafe, Essex Inn, Essex Ice Cream Cafe, Chez Lin & Rays,  hot dogs and strawberry shortcake courtesy of the Essex Community Church.  

Stay up to date with other activities on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/698744323896349/.

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