Busy weekend schedule in Newnan

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Downtown Newnan will be filled with activity on Labor Day weekend, to include the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, the Sunrise on the Square 5k/10k Road Race, The Market Day and Pickin on the Square.

Labor Day weekend festivities will kick off downtown Friday, Sept. 4, during the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. This annual event has been hosted in downtown Newnan for over 25 years. It is an all-day shopping event that occurs on the Friday before Labor Day from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. During the Labor Day Side Walk Sale, visitors can walk the downtown streets and browse through blocks of merchandise outside retail locations. Most of these items are reduced in price, or on sale! Pending the availability of sale items, some downtown businesses will extend the promotion to Saturday, Sept. 5.

The Sunrise on the Square Road Race is a local favorite, and has been held annually in Downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 25 years. The race begins in Downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes,” where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful historic in-town neighborhoods and historic commercial district. The race is a USATF certified course (new in 2015) that includes participation opportunities for runners and walkers of all skill levels, including: a 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K route and a 10K route.

Following the Sunrise on the Square Road Race, the Monthly Market Day will be hosted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All visitors are encouraged to browse through the Market after the parade to see what unique specialty items our local artisans, artists, and farmers have to sell. The Main Street Newnan Market features handmade, homemade and homegrown products, with new vendors and new products each month. The Market will feature over 50 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items. Market Day favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, salsa, pottery, art, handmade children’s clothes, hand-woven baskets, leather products, freshly baked goods, handmade furniture, handmade birdhouses, wood-art, fiber-art, wreathes and floral design, and much more. The Market Day is open to the public and there is no admission charge for visitors.

Pickin’ on the Square will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 around the Court House Square. Here, you can expect to enjoy the vernacular sounds of local musicians playing acoustic music around the Court House Lawn. Any musician with an acoustic instrument is invited to join. In the past, bluegrass musicians have found this opportunity to be especially appealing.

Free public parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s Public Parking Lots located at: 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue.

For more information visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com or contact Main Street Newnan at 770-253-8283.