Manchester Streetfest Planned for This Friday

Manchester Streetfest Planned for This Friday

Manchester Streetfest Planned for This Friday

Stiltwalker Ryan Freeze with friend.

Stiltwalker Ryan Freeze with friend.

Meet stilt walker Ryan Freeze at the first of two free summer Streetfests on Main Street, presented by the Town of Manchester on Friday, June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening’s festivities will also include great food, live music by The Prescription, a pickleball demonstration by Ivo Ljubibratic of the Equinox and beer, wine and sangria by the Perfect Wife Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manchester Rescue Squad.

There will also be arts and crafts activities for kids with the Downtown School and Stacy Gates of the Manchester Arts Studio and Gallery, and sleight-of-hand magician Doug Eash, who tells stories with a deck of cards. Long Trail School students will be throwing pottery bowls in anticipation of their Empty Bowls event, local artisans will be on hand displaying their handmade work and area non-profit oranizations will update fairgoers with their progress on community initiatives. Main Street will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. between The Mountain Goat and Thai Basil. Parking is available at MEMS and in the municipal lot behind Rite Aid. No dogs are allowed. Taxpayers of the town along with community sponsors including the Bank of Bennington, rk Miles, the Northshire Bookstore, Spiral Press Café and Vermont Renewable Fuels are making the events possible. For details, email t.hayes@manchester-vt.gov or call 802-362-5333.

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