Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Continue with Sales, Kids Events, Music

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Crowds flocked along sidewalks downtown and elsewhere in Darien to pick up sale items from local businesses, join contests and learn about local organizations on Thursday, part of the three-day Darien Sidewalk Sale and Family Fun Days.

There was also fun for kids, with a bouncy house and an ongoing Where’s Waldo contest (many more events and activities for kids are scheduled for Friday and Saturday).

Here’s what some of it looked like on Thursday:

Stores were on the sidewalks downtown, in the Noroton Heights Shopping Center, Goodwives Shopping Center and elsewhere around town Thursday with marked down items.

From the Darien Chamber of Commerce website:

Friday-July 15
  • FacePainting by Ela at Darien Toy Box 11AM-1PM,
  • Facepainting by the Depot Teens at First County Bank 10AM-2PM,
  • Mr. Bungles Balloon Creations 10AM-2PM (in front of Darien Carpet on Tokeneke Road),
  • Get a delicious glass of  ice coffee at The Dock Shop,
  • Bouncy House 10AM – 3PM at William Pitt,
  • Nick Trautmann Trio 12-2pm at Gofer Plaza,
  • take a photo with STORM-SoundTigers Mascot11am-2pm, and enter theTREASURE HUNT with your tickets from making a purchase at participating merchants.
  • Look for the Stiltwalker around town!
Saturday-July 16
  • GIANT Pedal Cart Race Track behind First County Bank 10am-3pm,
  • FacePainting by Ela 11am -2pm at Darien Toy Box,
  • Facepainting 10am-2pm by the Depot Teens at First County Bank, At Home in the Heights, and SoNo Baking.
  • Look for theStiltwalker too!
  • Refresh yourself with an ice coffee at the Dock Shop.
  • Enter the Treasure Hunt too!
  • Go by SoNo Baking for the Cookie Decorating Event 11am-1pm!
  • Take your kids to explore the Darien Fire Truck and a DPD Harley Davidson Motorcycle at Darien Fire House 11am-2pm
  • COLLECTIBLE CAR SHOW next to Darien Rowayton Bank! 1-4pm Come see some really fabulous cars!!
  • Hear The Criscuolo Experience at Grove St. Plaza 11am to 2pm.

Extra Downtown Parking can be found: Behind Helen Ainson, Center Street Parking lot, behind Seasons Too, Mechanic Street Parking lot and on Tokeneke Road.

Event Schedule

Event Day Time Location
Face Painting By the Depot Fri and Sat 10am-2pm First County Bank, 1006 Post Rd.
Face Painting By the Depot Fri. 10am-2pm Noroton Heights near At Home in the Heights
Circus Stilt Walker and Juggler Fri 12:35pm-3pm Noroton Heights
Backyard Obstacle Course Sat 10am-3pm Behind First County Bank, 1006 Post Rd.
“BB”, The Blue Fish Mascot Fri 11am-2pm Darien Toy Box, 1064 Post Rd.
“Storm”, The Sound Tiger Mascot Fri 11am-2pm Darien Toy Box, 1064 Post Rd.
Face Painting by Ela Fri 11pm-1pm Inside Darien Toy Box , 1064 Post Rd.
Face Painting by Ela Sat 11am-2pm Inside Darien Toy Box , 1064 Post Rd.
Family Fun Word Search DRAWING  Thurs, Fri, Sat All Day Darien Chamber Tent next to Darien Toy Box
Circus Stilt Walker and Juggler Fri 10am-12:30pm Downtown Darien
Free Deadly Grounds Coffee Fri and Sat All Day The Dock Shop-51 Tokeneke Rd.
Post 53 Ambulance Tour, Hands Only CPR Demo, and Blood Pressure Screening Sat 10am-2pm Tokeneke Rd. near Hitchcock Munson Opticians
     
     
LIVE MUSIC: The Criscuolo Purrone Experience  Sat 11am-2pm Grove St.
LIVE MUSIC: The Nick Trautmann Trio Fri 12pm-2pm Gopher Plaza
Inflatable Slide  Sat 10am-3pm Day St.
Darien Fire Dept Hot Dog Roast  Sat 10am-3pm Darien Fire Station, 848 Post Rd.
Explore a DFD Fire Truck Sat 11am-2pm Darien Fire Station, 848 Post Rd.
DPD Harley Davidson Police Road King Motorcyle Sat 11am-2pm Darien Fire Station, 848 Post Rd.
Hot Dog Truck and Food Vendors Thurs, Fri, Sat All Day Near Webster Bank-
Castle Moon Bouncy Toy Sat 10am-3pm Next to William Pitt Sotheby’s, 1057 Post Rd.