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Four days of downtown summer sidewalk sales begin July 13

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Above / Dean’s Fine Clothing, located at the corner of Main Street and Jackson Avenue, is known for its big tent in its parking lot during downtown sidewalk sales. Established in 1959, Dean’s also is known for its participation in sidewalk sales since they began.

Downtown Naperville retail shops are getting ready and set for their annual Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sales with bargains galore inside and outside for four days, July 13 through July 16.

Make it a day to experience the warm welcome along the avenues east and west and streets north and south, mindful of the rich history around every corner, adorned with Century Walk public works of art—murals, sculptures, mosaics—that showcase community spirit dating back to early days of Naperville. 

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While selecting great deals so local shops can make room for new autumn arrivals, discover all 19 whimsical and witty strategically-placed colorful dragonfly benches that promote “Flying into Summer” in the heart of the central business district.

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Include Naperville Municipal Band Concert Thursday at 7:30PM

In addition to shopping and enjoying the tastes available on opening Sidewalk Sale Day Thurs., July 13, also plan to venture over to Central Park to attend the weekly Naperville Municipal Band Concert, set to begin promptly at 7:30PM. The tradition of Naperville Municipal Band concerts in downtown Naperville date back to 1859 when the group of musicians was known as the Naperville Brass Band. Perhaps order dinner to-go from one of the downtown restaurants for a picnic in the park. Or pick up popcorn at Naper Nuts & Sweets. There’s also a bake sale in the Gazebo in Central Park.

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For 57 years, the award-winning Naperville Municipal Band has been under the musical direction of Conductor Ron Keller. After this summer, Keller is turning over his baton and he’ll assume the title of “Director Emeritus.”

Central Park is located at 104 E Benton Ave. in downtown Naperville, behind U.S. Bank and Quigley’s Irish Pub, northeast of Washington St. and Jefferson Ave.

Explore downtown sidewalk sales, dating back more than 65 years…

Now with hundreds of shops and eateries, downtown Naperville continues to promise a memorable walkable experience during summer sidewalk days that have grown since the 1960s, recognizing buildings that date back to the 1800s as well as updated streetscape along Main Street and Jefferson Avenue. Whatever your taste— one-of-a-kind boutiques, small independently-owned businesses or national favorites—come discover what’s new among the traditions where you’ll find plenty to whet your appetite, even if you’re “just looking.”

What’s more, North Central College with several art galleries; Naper Settlement, the city’s outdoor history museum; and the Riverwalk are just steps from the central business district.

Plan to spend the day with an itinerary that includes visits to the city’s many cultural amenities and take time to look up to discover distinctive features in the historic buildings. If only all the parapet walls could talk!

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Old-fashioned sidewalk sales are chance to see what’s new

Chicago Avenue

DASH OF NASH – 32 W. Chicago Avenue

Jefferson Avenue

Chico’s – 131 W. Jefferson Avenue

Costello Jewelry Co – 33 W. Jefferson Avenue

Ellce Home – 21 W. Jefferson Avenue

Gotskind’s Shoes & Clothing – 115 W. Jefferson Avenue

Kerwell – A Premium CBD House – 8 W. Jefferson Avenue

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Naperville Running Company – 34 W. Jefferson Avenue

Peace – 143 W. Jefferson Avenue

SaraBoo Creek – 107 W. Jefferson Avenue

Main Street

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Dean’s Fine Clothing – 226 S. Main Street

J.McLaughlin – 216 S. Main Street

Paper Source – 215 S. Main Street

Soft Surroundings – 55 S. Main Street

Tinker | A Children’s Boutique – 227 S. Main Street

Water Street

Trails & Tides – 120 Water Street

Antiques of Naperville – 120 Water Street

SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen – 123 Water Street

Washington Street

Beidelman Furniture – 239 S. Washington Street

Karisma Boutique – 232 S. Washington Street

Little Barn Baby – 123 S. Washington Street

The NOW Massage – 110 S. Washington Street, Suite 108

Treasures – 121 S. Washington Street

Zazu Salon – 135 S. Washington Street

Webster Street

Regenerate Boutique – 124 S. Webster Street

Participating businesses listed above provided by the Downtown Naperville Alliance.

Find plenty waiting for you!

So come on downtown! As Petula Clark would sing, “Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city… Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty. How can you lose? … Things will be great when you’re downtown… No finer place for sure, downtown…”

Everything’s waiting for you—especially during Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sales under clear skies.

For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

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