Ticonderoga’s downtown will become a pedestrian mall next weekend as the fifth annual StreetFest is held. Slated for Saturday, July 27, it will feature sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day. The event is free.
Ticonderoga’s downtown will become a pedestrian mall next weekend as the fifth annual StreetFest is held.
Slated for Saturday, July 27, it will feature sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day. The event is free.
“Please plan to join us and enjoy the offerings of local merchants, restaurants and a variety of vendors,” said Bob Dedrick, who is co-chair of the event along with Darlene Treadway. “We invite the community, area visitors, businesses and vendors to join us for the fifth annual StreetFest. We have fantastic new aspects for StreetFest in 2013 including music all day, caricatures and full face art.”
Dedrick and Treadway are Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership board members. TMSP sponsors StreetFest.
The Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps, led by Mike Edson, will perform at 10 a.m. The Ti corps will be joined by visiting corps who are participating in Fort Ticonderoga’s annual muster that day for a parade down Montcalm Street.
New this year will be professional Full Face Art and Caricatures. Penelope the Clown will also be on Montcalm Street as well as a variety of children’s and family activities. New cars and classic cars as well as other recreational vehicles will also be on display. There will also be a farmers market.
There will be live music all day. Following the fife & drump corps will be Loose Connections 10:30 a.m. to noon, Joe McGuiness noon to 1 p.m. and Elvis impersonator Jim Cawley and his band 1:30 to 3 p.m.
“A great lineup of live music and entertainment is planned for the 2013 StreetFest,” Treadway said. “We encourage area residents and visitors to come and spend the day with us. Not only will there be amazing live music throughout the day, but there will be a variety of food, vendors, sales and activities. You do not want to miss this event.”
Maps labeling locations of vendors, merchants, food, music, fresh produce, activities and more will be available as guests enter downtown Ticonderoga and are welcomed to StreetFest. In addition the program will include the schedule of music and entertainment. StreetFest ambassadors, wearing yellow StreetFest t-shirts, will assist people during the event.
Montcalm Street will be closed between Lake George Avenue and Champlain Avenue 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for StreetFest.
“I’m truly impressed with what a small committee of dedicated volunteers has been able to accomplish for our community,” John Bartlett, TMSP promotions chairman, said. “Both for the StreetFest event and the Best Fourth in the North celebration. People should plan to come early so that they don’t miss anything. It is going to be a wonderful event for all of us to enjoy.”
For more information on StreetFest contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available online at www.ticonderogany.com.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007. Its mission is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of Ticonderoga’s traditional business district, employing the National Trust Main Street Center’s guidelines for organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Meetings are held monthly and volunteers are always welcome. Like the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership on Facebook to stay up to date on TMSP events, news and more. For more information on the TMSP visit www.timainstreet.org.