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Head to Downtown Hanover the second Saturday of every month for special events, promotions, sales and more! Check out the schedule below:
March 9, 8 am - 5 pm: Spring Fling
April 13, 10 am - Noon: Green Clean - Main Street Hanover is going green for this month’s Second Saturday event! Join us in downtown as we host a street clean up and environmental fair from 10 am - Noon. Visit local nonprofit booths to learn more about a green environment and check out the variety of promotions from local merchants. Come support the downtown community and help keep Hanover clean and green!
May 11, 8 am - 5 pm: Mom's the Word - Join Main Street Hanover as we celebrate Mother’s Day in Hanover! Stop by Downtown Hanover with your mom and enjoy a day of sales and activities hosted by local merchants. Time is dependent upon individual business hours.
June 8, 1 - 6 pm: Sunshine Sip & Stroll - Come downtown for Main Street Hanover’s biggest event of the year! Local businesses and vendors have teamed up to offer some of the area’s best beer and cider. Ticket holders will stroll downtown, visiting different businesses and tasting a variety of beer, cider, and wine all while enjoying live music, special deals and an array of food trucks! Stay tuned for more details - ticket sales begin May 8. This is not a free event. This is one day downtown you won’t want to miss! More info here.
July 13, 11 am - 3 pm: Christmas in July - Stop downtown for Christmas in July and participate in the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt to help us find Marty the Main Street Elf! Search for clues and answer riddles at businesses downtown to help us find where he’s been hiding. We hope to see you then!
August 10, 11 am - 3 pm: Main Street Mini-Golf - Downtown merchants have teamed up to create one-of-a-kind mini-golf holes in their businesses. We invite you to participate in a mini-golf tournament like you have never seen! Golfers will spend the afternoon enjoying a walk through downtown, visiting participating businesses offering specials and playing some of the most unique mini-golf holes in the area. We hope you’ll join us for an event you’ll never FORE-get!
September 14, 9 am - 4 pm: ArtsFest ft. Chalk It Up - We invite you to participate in our new art-centered event called ArtsFest, featuring the Chalk It Up competition. ArtsFest will feature art vendors selling their works, live art, as well as interactive and community art. Artists of all ages are invited to come to Downtown Hanover to participate in an event that celebrates local artists! Participants of the Chalk It Up event will create their own works of art on sidewalk slabs for all to see. Judges will choose a favorite and prizes will be awarded to the winner. Check back for registration information. We hope to see you there!
October 11, 6 - 9 pm: Spooky Spirits - Come downtown for Main Street Hanover’s Halloween-themed Sip & Stroll event! On Friday evening, stroll downtown wearing your best Halloween costume, visiting different businesses and tasting a variety of beer, cider and wine. Participating businesses will be judging ticketholders’ costumes throughout the night and the best costume from the event will receive a prize! Enjoy a spooky night for adults only and help us celebrate Halloween in downtown! Ticket information to come. This is not a free event. More info here.
November 9, 8 am - 5 pm: Thankful for the Downtown - In thanks for your support throughout the year, local businesses will be holding customer appreciation promotions and activities. We hope you’ll join us for a day of thankfulness in Downtown Hanover! Time will be dependent upon individual business hours.
December 14, 1 - 4 pm: Cookie Stroll - Come celebrate the holidays with cookies and shopping in downtown Hanover! Visit each of our participating downtown businesses for a cookie sample. While you’re there, check out their amazing merchandise just in time for the gift-giving season!