This Saturday, June 10, the downtown merchants of Havana will be opening their doors, setting up booths and inviting locals and visitors to shop until they drop.
If you are looking for a fun day of shopping, eating at local restaurants, and mingling with the locals downtown…look no further than Havana’s Sidewalk Sale event.
But while you are downtown, there are a few other fun activities or interesting stops you may want to add to your itinerary…
1 – Start the morning off with a hot (or cold) drink.
The sidewalk sale opens at 10 a.m., but before you dive deep into shopping on this upcoming Saturday morning, make a brief stop at one of Havana’s downtown coffee shops or sweet shop.
Between Roosters Roasters and Poppy’s (located inside Wanderings), there are plenty of caffeinated beverages to choose from – whether it’s an iced frappe or a regular hot coffee, these two downtown cafes are sure to please!
Not a fan of coffee? Stop into Heroes & Villains, and pick up a delicious and energy-boosting tea, delicious milkshake, or ice cream cone to get you through a morning of browsing deals.
2 – Treasure hunt at Havana’s antique boutiques.
Find your newest (and perhaps oldest) treasures at one of Havana’s many antique shops.
From retro fashions to antique furniture, there is a little bit of everything for those who appreciate antique-hunting.
3 – Grab a bite to eat.
In the mood for pizza? What about a fresh off-the-griddle sandwich? Authentic El Salvadorian cuisine? Or a traditional Irish meal? Maybe you want to grab an old-fashioned Southern breakfast?
Whatever bite you are in the mood for, Havana has an ever-growing food-scene that’s worth sampling this weekend. Be sure to stop at one of the many local restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner while you are in town.
4 – Explore Havana history.
You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the rich history of East Gadsden County, including Havana.
While in town, make a stop at the Shade Tobacco Museum, located at 204 Northwest 2nd Street, and explore the culture, industries, and people who made Havana what it is today.
5 – Support local.
Whether you are shopping, dining, or visiting a local museum, you will be supporting our local merchants – the heart of Havana’s community.
Ashley Hunter – Gadsden County News Service