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Insider's Guide - Sidewalk Sale 2023

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In this Insider's Guide, we're going to breakdown what you can expect at the 2023 Downtown Sidewalk Sale. From event info and tips to hot deals, we've got you covered.

Event Information

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

When: 10am - 5pm on Saturday, August 26th

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. 

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. This means Market Street will be packed with produce, plants, and arts & crafts vendors who all handmake or locally grow their products from 8am until 2pm.

Learn about the Farmer's Market 

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).

BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories - 307 Market St SE

  • Promotions: 30% off the store, extra 50% off sale items

Book No Further - 112 Market St. SE

  • Promotion: Big Blow Out on Used Books including half-priced craft books, $5 coffee table books, and Vintage Sci-Fi
  • Freebies and more

The Candy Store - 1 Market Sq. SE

  • Promotion: 75% off all clearance merchandise.

Crafteria: Handmade Foods & Goods - 16 Church Ave.

  • Promotion: Tee time! 25% off select t-shirts and accessories. Up to 50% off clearance items.

Davidsons - 412 South Jefferson St

  • Promotion: 50-70% off select seasonal merchandise

The French Farmhouse - 9 Church Ave. 

  • Promotion: 40% off select merchandise

Gatewood Rose - Pop up in Market Square

  • Discounted plants up to 20%

La De Da, Inc. - 102 Church Ave.

  • Promotion: 20-75% of select merchandise
  • Free gift while supplies last with any purchase!

Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe - 302 Market St

  • Promotions: Up to 70% off

Mast General Store - 401 S Jefferson St.

  • Promotion: Up to 50% off sidewalk items

Roanoke Co+op - 1 Market Sq

  • Promotion: 10% off two locally made apparel items, 20% off four

Serenity Treasures - 305 Market St SE

  • Promotion: 10% to 50% off sidewalk sale items

She's International - 108 Market St SE

  • Promotion: Star earrings - buy 2, get 1 free

Three Notch'd Brewery - 24 Campbell Ave

  • Promotion: Merchandise Sale up to 50% off

Walkabout Outfitter - 304 Market St

  • Promotion: 30% off select products

Grab Something To Eat

In honor of the Sidewalk Sale, select restaurants are offering specials! Here are the ones we've found so far.

Cabo Fish Taco - 14 Campbell Ave SE

  • Special: ½ off the baja shrimp and crab dip as an appetizer and $1 off regular margs $2 off Jumbos from 11am-5pm

Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ - 19 Salem Ave

  • Special: Show your receipt from a participating retailer for 20% off your meal (alcohol excluded)

Delicias Boricuas VA - 16 Church Ave SW

  • Special: All shoppers receive 25% off a Daily Special or Mofongo Saturday meal when they show a receipt from a downtown retailer.

Scrambled - 32 Market Sq

  • Special: Free non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, and fountain drinks) with the purchase of any entree

Here is a full list of restaurants that can fill your stomach after you're done shopping.

Make a Day Out of It

You may come for the deals, but make a whole day of coming Downtown. If you aren't finished shopping, we have plenty of retailers. Virginia Made Saturday is the same day and you can shop local artisans and makers.

Downtown is packed with attractions like art galleries, museums, and music venues. Plus, there are a lot of events happening, including Roanoke Wing Fest at Dr Pepper Park and live music in the evening. Check out the full event calendar to view your options. 

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.

The Downtown Sidewalk Sale is presented by Downtown Roanoke, Inc., The Roanoke Times, Q99, and K92.

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