Sidewalk Sale - June 11-14

Hello Members,
It's hard to believe but the 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale is upon us, June 11 - 14.

We are excited to be welcoming ArtHouse that weekend, which will be providing entertainment throughout the weekend with amazing artists such as Gadfly, Jessgo, Liona Boyd and more!  The entertainment will both roam throughout the Downtown and also have some set performances at Towne Square, which will include workshop-style sets to get kids and adults involved!

How to make the most of the Sidewalk Sale:
1. Have a presence on the sidewalk, be it through tables, signage, open doors, exhibits, etc
2. Please consider extended hours.  As a result of strong survey response agreeing to extended hours, and several requests from customers we have promoted this is a new aspect of the sale
2. Have both old inventory plus one or two 'can't believe I got this at this price' items - this gets people talking which will help others hear about your place and come to visit, and encourage them to mark their calendars to come next year
3. Sidewalk presence should be a reflection of your brand in terms of styling, organization, merchandising etc. 
4. We encourage restaurants/food shops to have a 'Sidewalk Sale' special (doesn't have to be anything big), to take advantage of the theme of the weekend
5. Professional services - We still encourage you to have a presence in front of your place to take advantage of being seen by higher foot traffic

We encourage you to share the details below and poster with your customers and e-mail lists:
(Poster pdf version and jpg version)

42nd Annual Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale!

Downtown Oakville will be hosting the 42nd annual Sidewalk Sale from Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 14. With six full blocks of incredible “can’t believe I got this at that price” deals, it’s a ‘mark your calendar’ kind of sale! There will be entertainment spread throughout the downtown provided by ArtHouse Oakville and extended store hours!


Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thank you,

Jennifer Cain
Administration and Membership Coordinator
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)
phone: 905-844-4520 (x.10)
fax: 905-844-1154