Warm spring sunlight, fabulous sidewalk sales, an on-the-street farmers market, handmades, antiques and one of a kinds, nestled into a quaint little downtown area.... Sounds so charming, doesn't it?
As we get closer to Springtime in Columbiana, I am becoming more and more excited! This year a group of small businesses and the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce hit the ground running for an all out family friendly event lasting the entire first weekend of May. The festivities begin on Friday, May 5th from 10am - 5pm, and will include Saturday, May 6th from 10am - 5pm, and Sunday, May 7th from 12pm - 4pm. During this 3 day event, the town will have an assortment of live entertainment, promotions and giveaways and activities for children. Please read on for more information.
All weekend long, we will have art, hand mades, antiques and farm fresh products by an assortment of local vendors available on the street along S. Main Street and inside of Brix 'n Brews (the former Columbiana Antique Gallery). Jackie and Gary are the owners of Brix 'n Brews, which is a sister to Diletto's Winery, in Canfield, OH. It is a fabulous historical building, which features a loft that will be utilized for the paint and sip classes and murder mystery dinners that Diletto's is famous for.
So, what else will be going on during Springtime in Columbiana? Well, merchant open houses, of course! Each merchant will be offering their own promotions, sales, new merchandise and giveaways. We also have 11 businesses participating in a Passport event. Pick up a Passport brochure at any participating business, get each business to stamp your Passport during the Springtime in Columbiana weekend, and turn it in for a chance to win 220 in gift cards! Participating businesses are: Reclaimed Rose, Deb's Primitives, Primitive Gatherings, Main Street Antiques, Watchtower Heroes, The Pewter Peddler, Main Street Shop, The Pet Hydrant, Dress for Less, Shop on Main and Once Again Kids.
Here are few other events that will be hosted by various local businesses:
Crown Theater Productions will be hosting FREE bingo, prizes and a movie on Friday, May 5th. The festivities begin at 6:15pm with free Bingo. Afterward, the movie will start at 7pm. Don't forget to arrive early to get some fro yo at the new frozen yogurt shop attached to the theater, Delightful. It does live up to its name!
Imagine That! Kid Zone will be sponsoring a FREE bounce house for kids on S. Main Street from 12pm-4pm on Saturday, May 6th. There will also be games and activities for kids on S. Main Street.
Watchtower Heroes will be celebrating FREE Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6th! Customers will receive up to 8 free special edition comic books and other freebies! Simply put on your comic/pop-culture gear on and get everything from special deals, freebies to prizes at All Good Things Natural Market, BIRDFISH BREWING CO., Generations Coffee House, Fantastic Games, The Pet Hydrant All Natural Pet Boutique & Bakery, and Watchtower Heroes Comics. You can be your own version of Princess Leia, Willy Wonka, David Bowie or even Harry Potter. Get creative.
The Pet Hydrant All Natural Pet Boutique and Bakery will be hosting a doggy costume contest all day on Saturday, May 6th. Three prize winners will be announced after 5pm. Photos will be put up for voting on Facebook. You don't need to be present to win, but you must bring your pet in to have his/her photo taken for the contest. Don't forget to treat your pooch to a goat's milk latte at the Hydra Bar (human refreshments available too).
Brix 'N Brews will not only be hosting the antiques and hand mades, but they also have a Mother's Day Paint & Pamper Extravaganza on Saturday, May 6, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM. The cost is $45/person includes all materials, detailed instruction, appetizer or fruit & chocolate bar, live cello music, chair massage.This event is BYO Beer/Wine. The subject of the painting is below.
Primitive Gatherings, Deb's Primitives and Reclaimed Rose will be hosting a tent sale behind the shop. There will be an extended selection of merchandise. On Friday and Saturday beginning at 2pm, Rhonda of Primitive Gatherings will be offering a Needle Felting Make and Take for $12 per person. On Saturday, we will have on site artisans, including Sharron Jackson with This and That Unique FInds and her shabby chic upcycles and Michael Conkey of Candle Guys. Kerri Henderson with LulaRoe will be hosting a pop up shop on Sunday, May 7th at Reclaimed Rose as well. Please see a special offer (below) that can be used at Reclaimed Rose during the weekend festivities. PS: You may find super delicious Girl Scout Cookies sold by adorable little scouts around the shop this weekend.
The Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the annual Bird House Contest, with the display being at Crown Theater Productions (Main Street Theater). Check out beautiful birdhouses that have been hand decorated by local children and adults. There will also be tickets for sale for the "Discover Columbiana" gift basket. Tickets are $5 each and one winner will get a basket full of gift cards and items donated by various small businesses. The money raised benefits the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce.
Ace Hardware will be hosting grilling and power equipment demos with representatives on site. They will also be hosting a children's activities to plant your own herb.
First Methodist Church will be having a purse, accessory and clothing sale on Friday, May 5th from 9am-4pm, and Saturday, May 6th from 9am-2pm, located at 210 S Main Street.
Joshua Dixon Elementary School will be hosting a fundraiser from 1-4pm on Sunday, May 7th. Shop products from Jamberry, Scentsy, Posh, Tastefully Simple and more! Silent auction will also be held.
Additional South Main Street activities include:
Meals on Wheels will be selling adorable potted plants and hanging baskets.
Live music and grilling in the pocket park.
Street food vendors including Jenni's Crossroads (delicious crepes) and Smoke Workz Street Cuisine.
Various other artists and vendors will be set up along the sidewalk.
I hope you all can come and enjoy the fun!