By Olivia Tucker | [email protected]
The city’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale takes place this weekend in Old Town and Del Ray.
On Aug. 15 and 16, don a mask or face covering and make your way down to the event, where more than 60 local retailers will be manning socially-distanced tables outdoors and selling steeply discounted summer merchandise. Find deals on everything from clothes and jewelry to home decor and culinary goods to seasonal gift items.
Volunteers in a tent at the intersection of King and Fayette streets will be handing out maps, bottled water and complimentary hand sanitizer. New this year, the 1100 block of King Street will be closed to cars for pedestrians only. Metered parking will be free in both neighborhoods for event attendees.
And if you see pink flamingos wandering around, don’t panic – the Old Town Boutique District and Old Town Business Association have teamed up to create an Instagram giveaway. Flamingos will be stand-ing outside participating stores, ready to snap a picture that you can then post to Instagram. By using the hashtag #ALXsidewalksale and tagging the users @otboutiques, @oldtown-business and @VisitAlex-VA, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the participating boutique of your choice. The winners will be chosen on Aug. 17.