Summer vacation may be coming to a close, but not summer fun! On Saturday, August 8, from 10am to 5pm, join family, friends, and fellow shoppers in downtown Concord, New Hampshire, and enjoy more than a mile of savings with the Discover Downtown Happy Birthday Sidewalk Sale. The downtown-wide sidewalk sale, with more than 30 participating businesses (see list below), will also kick off Concord’s 250th Birthday Celebration. (Fifty years ago, for Concord’s bicentennial celebration, the City held a week-long party in August, 1965…fast forward, and the Concord 250 committee is planning a similar week of birthday festivities from August 10th through the 16th.)
On August 8th, shoppers will find a fun and festive shopping day throughout downtown Concord, including sizzling summer savings and specials at select businesses – plus raffles, refreshments, entertainment, and maybe even a party game or two. For added fun, shoppers will pick up their very own birthday goodie bag and visit participating businesses to fill it with coupons and party favors (no purchase necessary). More than 30 downtown businesses have signed up so far, each offering its own specials and summer savings to commemorate and celebrate Concord’s 250th birthday. Shoppers will also enjoy the new pedestrian-friendly east side of North Main Street, see the progress on the west side, and explore a few new stores on downtown’s charming side streets.
Participating businesses as of July 29, 2015 (updates will be posted
  • Bead It!
  • Bona Fide Green Goods
  • Britches of Concord
  • Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers
  • Celeste Oliva
  • Chickadee Lane Interiors
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Fabulous Looks Boutique
  • Gibson’s Bookstore
  • Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co.
  • Granite State Candy Shoppe
  • Hilltop Consignment Gallery
  • Joe King’s Shoe Store
  • Lighting Place
  • Lilise Designer Resale
  • Lotions ‘N Potions
  • New Hampshire Federal Credit Union
  • NextGen Climate New Hampshire
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique
  • Pitchfork Records
  • Puppy Love Hot Dogs
  • Runner’s Alley
  • Simply Birkenstock
  • Spank Alley Skate & Board Shop
  • The Crust and Crumb Baking Company
  • The Gyro House
  • The Place Studio & Gallery
  • The Viking House
  • Things are Cooking
  • Yo Yo Heaven
  • Zoe & Company

Downtown is also host to a fantastic Farmers’ Market (8:30am to 12 noon on Capitol Street) and the Concord Arts Market (9:00am to 3:00pm in Bicentennial Square), so there’s no better summer Saturday to “make a day of it” in downtown Concord!
Downtown Concord, New Hampshire offers an unmatched retail experience with convenient garage parking. When you Discover Downtown Concord, you realize what a fun and entertaining place it is to shop. Shoppers will enjoy strolling Main Street, discovering collectibles and antiques; fine art and juried crafts; personal health and beauty services; gourmet food, wine, and candy treats; jewelry and accessories; gifts for sports enthusiasts; clothing for men, women, and children; footwear and outerwear; books and music; games and toys; home furnishings and home accents; and much more. Downtown Concord is home to more than 200 locally owned retail establishments, eateries, entertainment venues, and personal service businesses of all kinds. There are dozens of delicious places to eat downtown, from full-serve or take-out restaurants to a variety of cafés, delis, and bakeries. For more info, visit
The Happy Birthday Sidewalk Sale is part of the Discover Downtown event series and campaign, designed to bring people to the heart of Concord for shopping, dining, enjoying, and building community. Discover Downtown is a collaboration of Intown Concord and the Merchants Roundtable. Intown Concord is a 501(c)3 with a mission to promote and enhance the business environment, cultural activities, housing, and appearance of historic downtown Concord.