The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14, 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event features Darien merchants exhibiting along the Post Road, at Goodwives Shopping Center and at Noroton Heights Shopping Center. Bargains with discounts of up to 70 percent are expected.
According to the Darien Chamber of Commerce, expect these activities each day of the event:
Thursday, July 14: Shoppers can stop by the Chamber of Commerce tent to get their special insert with a guide to the events over the three days. There will be a special guessing contest for children and adults to win a prize. The inflatable Bouncy House can be found next to William Pitt Sotheby’s for children to have some fun.
Friday, July 15: Face painting by Ela at the Darien Toy Box (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and face painters from the Depot at First County Bank (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Also on Tokeneke Road — free delicious ice coffee from Deadly Grounds Coffee at The Dock Shop, Mr. Bungles with his balloon creations 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cookie decorating at SoNo Baking (check the Darien Chamber of Commerce website for exact times). Plus, The Sound Tigers mascot, Storm, and the inflatable Bouncy House will be in the downtown area. Other attractions include Amazing Andy on stilts with his juggling, and a band will be playing at lunch time at Gofer Park.
Saturday, July 16: Pedal Car Race Track behind First County Bank 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Day Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow for a special car show for this spot for enthusiasts of cars of all kinds! Free face painting by Depot teens at First County Bank, free ice coffee with Deadly Grounds Coffee at The Dock Shop, cookie decorating event at SoNo Baking Company, face painting by the Depot and more balloon creations by Amazing Andy. Face painting by Ela in Darien Toy Box from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Darien Fire House will have a fire truck, and a Darien police officer will be there with his special Harley Davidson motorcycle. There will also be live music at Grove Street Plaza on Saturday afternoon.
The title sponsor for Darien Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days is First County Bank. The elite sponsor is Darien Rowayton Bank.
The children’s entertainment sponsors are:
Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Co. Ins., Baywater Properties, Christine Hamilton Hall, DMD,MD, Darien Bank and Trust, Darien Board of Realtors, Gold Coast Children’s Center, Grove Street-PG Properties, Helen Ainson, Nielsen’s Florist, Palmer’s Market, Patriot Bank, N.A., Tibbetts, Keating & Butler, The Darien Times, The Life Solution Center of Darien, The Washington Trust Co.and Wells Fargo Bank.