Birmingham's Big Day is near! On Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Birmingham will host the annual Day On the Town sale. Birmingham stores will come out big with discounted merchandise right in the street and in their stores. It's a great time to find incredible deals on the fine merchandise that Birmingham has to offer, while supporting our local businesses.
In addition to the deals, there is entertainment and activities for the whole family.
There will be a kids bike parade at 8:30 a.m. starting at the center stage at Maple and Old Woodward, with prizes for kids who decorate their bikes. There will be live entertainment, and demonstrations at the center stage throughout the day, special performances by the Motor City Brass band and the Straw Hat band, a kids craft area, and free parking all day.
We will welcome several new stores to the event including Backcountry North and Scandia Down. Several stores will come into the downtown for the one-day event including Batteries Plus, Moosejaw, Don Thomas Sporthaus, the Great Frame Up, Root and Sprout, Fred Lavery Inc. with some awesome autos on display, and Birmingham Design Center.
This year, Day On the Town welcomes the Green Breeze Green Living Fair, hosted by The Community House. This one-day expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during Day On the Town, and will feature 100 displays from individuals, organizations and companies that can help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Ford Motor Company will have a display at the event, showing off their line of hybrids and fuel savers.
Remember: Everyone who attends Day On the Town will be supporting local businesses. Dollars spent with local businesses, even Birmingham-based national stores, go much farther to support our Michigan and Birmingham economy.
John Heiney is executive director of the Birmingham Principal Shopping District.