ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham’s signature strolling and purchasing 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 competition that takes place between Merely Stylish Boutique and Hudson Brothers Deli.
“It’s a night social occasion in downtown Rockingham,” mentioned Sharon Nichols, member of the occasion planning committee. “The eating places shall 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 embrace Helms Jewelers, Liberty Place, Rockingham Health, Rocking Developments and extra. Taking part retail shops shall be open late to supply reductions and/or drawings for reward certificates or merchandise. Discovery Place Children Rockingham may have kids’s actions accessible.
“And in between the eating places and shops, all alongside the sidewalks, there shall be artists and distributors with quite a lot of objects for them to see and store,” mentioned Nichols.” The sidewalk competition 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 response to Nichols, there may even be leisure. “While you stroll up Washington Road, you’ll hear music from DJ Eric Whitfield in entrance of the previous financial institution. Mel and Associates will carry out on the sq. and Hudson Brothers may 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 mentioned. “The concept is to present individuals a enjoyable cause to return to downtown Rockingham on a weeknight.
“It’s not likely a avenue competition. It’s extra of a sidewalk competition,” 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 luxuriate in!”