By Mackenzie Moff
Although downtown Arlington emanates rustic charm, don’t let it fool you into thinking our street fair is quiet and dull. Arlington’s fair is a bustling event where our community has the opportunity to discover local businesses and services. This event contains options for the whole family, from painting to books, candy to jewelry, massages to snow cones. 🍧
Perhaps what makes the street fair so successful is the versatility of all the businesses that attend. The Downtown Arlington Business Association (DABA) features an extraordinary amount of small, local businesses considering our town’s small size. The street fair hosts businesses from as close as a few buildings down the road to as far away as Seattle. 🏢
Besides, the street fair is an accessible and close-to-home option to spend a day. There is entertainment for all groups of people, and who could say no to shopping? The diversity of products makes the street fair a family-friendly and safe environment for all ages to browse. 👨👩👧👦
The street fair’s best quality is likely its family friendliness. Kids can try a wide range of amusing activities, including pony rides, plate spinning, rock painting, petting zoos, balloon animals, table-top games, bubbles, paint throwing, chalk art, toys, and more. And what parent could resist the handcrafted jewelry, leather products, resin art, candles, soaps, clothes, stickers, bird baths, and crochet and knitwear? 🎨
On the other hand, you could take a look at the helpful services advertised, such as fitness memberships, carpentry, massages, construction, and so forth. All of the downtown businesses tend to have sales during the street fair, making this event a popular market. There are even options for dogs, with adorable puppy treats being one of the products sold at this pet-friendly fair! 🐕
Our small town is growing quickly, which unfortunately means our tight-knit community may become more difficult to maintain. This street fair is the perfect opportunity to reach out and make connections, whether you’re just a citizen or a business owner yourself. Connection is vital if we wish to stay close as a town. We here at Meet Me in Arlington hope to see you there!