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Insider's Guide - Sidewalk Sale 2022

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In this Insider's Guide, we're going to breakdown what you can expect at the 2022 Downtown Sidewalk Sale. From event info and tips to hot deals, we've got you covered.

Event Information

Handmade jewelry on the Farmer's Market

What: Join our Downtown Roanoke retailers for end of season SAVINGS! Businesses will setup tables outside their stores providing you an opportunity to check out the sales items and see what else they offer inside. We'll also have a few additional downtown retailers setup in Market Square. 

When: 10am - 5pm on Saturday, August 27th

Where: Along Market Street and the surrounding area in Downtown Roanoke, VA

Top Tips to Make the Most of Attending

Plan your Parking in Advance

Did you know that between street parking and lots and garages, downtown has 9,000 parking spaces? Some lots even offer free nights/weekends. Click here to view all of the available parking in Downtown. We recommend PARK Roanoke lots and garages because they usually have lower rates than privately owned parking. 

Downtown Roanoke Farmer's Market

Save Time for the Farmer's Market

The Historic Roanoke City Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air market in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It's open 7 days a week, but the busiest day is Saturday, AND it's Member One City Market Saturday from 11am to 2pm. This means Market Street will be packed with produce, plants, and arts & crafts vendors who all handmake or locally grow their products. Plus, there will be live music in the Square.   

Arrive Early for the Best Deals and Selection

Getting downtown early will ensure you get the largest selection of products and sale items (and that's the whole point, right?).

Check out the Hot Deals we've spotted (so far)

310 Rosemont - 312 Market St.

  • Promotions: Take an additional 40% off clearance!
  • 40% off Denim shorts
  • Deep discounts on shoes (priced as marked)

Book No Further - 112 Market St. SE

  • Promotion: Select used hardcover books $2 and select used paperback fiction $1. 
  • PLUS, make-your-own-book giveaway for kids

The Candy Store - 1 Market Sq. SE

  • Promotion: 50% off select merchandise

Crafteria: Handmade Foods & Goods - 16 Church Ave.

  • Promotion: The makers market will offer 10% off purchases of $40 or more

chocolatepaper - 308 Market St.

  • Promotion: 50% off select sale items

The Gift Niche - 101 Market Sq.

  • Promotions: Cow Cardigans 25% off and select Gameday tee shirts on sale for 10% off

The French Farmhouse - 9 Church Ave. 

  • Promotion: 25% off select items
  • PLUS, a large vendor's market called Virginia Made Saturday is happening on the 2nd floor from 11am to 4pm

La De Da, Inc. - 102 Church Ave.

  • Promotion: All summer 50-75% off! Includes select men's, women's, shoes, & accessories

Left of Center - 24 Campbell Ave. SW

  • Promotion: Up to 50% off selected art pieces 

Mast General Store - 401 S Jefferson St.

  • Promotion: Life is Good and Columbia select merchandise will be 50% off

Orvis - 19 Campbell Ave.

  • Promotion: Select apparel up to 50% off

Roanoke Co+op - 1 Market Sq.

  • Promotion: Up to 50% off locally designed shirts

Southwest Native - 16 Church Ave., Suite 102 and Market Square

  • Promotion: 30% off all purchases of $30 or more

Unleashed Dog Bakery & Boutique - 131 Campbell Ave. SW and Market Square

  • Promotions: Mendota Pet Products - Buy 1 Collar, Get 1 Leash 1/2 Off (In Store Only)
  • All Enrichment Mats - 20% Off (In Store Only) 1/2lb.
  • Bulk Treat Boxes - $6 each or 2 for $10 (Market Square Only)

Make a Day Out of It

You may come for the deals, but make a whole day of coming Downtown. Here is a full list of restaurants where you can grab a bite after you're done shopping. Downtown is also packed with attractions like art galleries, museums, and music venues. Plus, there are a lot of events happening. Extend the shopping by attending the Virginia Made Saturday Vendors Market at Rendezvous, which is located on the 2nd floor of The French Farmhouse. There will be a ton of live music in the evening. Check out the full event calendar

Glance Over the Participants and Deals

Use this map to view all of the participating businesses. If you click on each marker, additional information appears. This will help you plan your day and chart a course. Please note: Unleashed Dog Bakery & Boutique and Southwest Native will have pop-ups in Market Square. 

The Downtown Sidewalk Sale is presented by Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and The Roanoke Times.

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