July 15th Summer Third Friday Fling-Kick Off to the BBQfest, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join us for great food & music and a movie on the Square!
July 16th: BBQfest, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join Downtown Sidney in celebrating our community’s best cooks and music! Judges will sample pork ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken legs. Cook-Off Teams will be able to sell to the public so everyone can get in on the fun! The regular Farmer’s Market begins at 8:00 a.m. BBQ vendors will begin selling their food at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a team Bocce tournament, starting at 9:00am.
August 2nd: National Night Out, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Over 37.8 million people in more than 16,000 communities will join forces to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug & violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity. Find us on the square for activities, food and a movie at dusk.
August 6th: Chalk the Walk, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Rent a sidewalk square for a donation and create your masterpiece! Chalk will be provided. A panel of judges will choose a winner and that person will receive a prize!
August 19th: Summer Third Friday Fling– The Amazing Downtown Race, 5:45 p.m.
Teams of 4 with all members over 21 years of age. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the NORTH side of the Court Square. Fill out the form below to register your team.
**Be sure to bring a bag for your team and a camera (a phone camera will do as well)! ** Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Pictures will be taken. A family-friendly scavenger hunt will also be available. Amazing Race Teams: $20.00; Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt: $5.00
September 10th: Taste of the Market, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Grab one of our passport books to sample great items on your way around the square. After you have completed your passport, turn it in for a chance to win a great prize!
September 23rd: Annual Downtown Chocolate Walk
Join us as we tour downtown businesses while enjoying samples of delicious chocolate treats! We will begin at the Chamber of Commerce Office and move to each location collecting our treats. Tickets are $15.00 each and go on sale on August 1st. Tickets are limited. This is an 18 and up event.
October 15th: Fall Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will gather downtown for a costume contest and activities! A costume contest for ages 0-12 years will be held with registration from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the contest beginning at 11:00 a.m. Visit Amos Memorial Public Library, Ron & Nita’s & Amos Memorial Public Library for more fun! Some participating downtown businesses will also pass out candy.
October 29th: Murder/Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fun filled evening of murder, mayhem, and delicious food! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on September 1st.
November 18th: Winter Wonderland Parade, 6:30 p.m.
See our downtown all dressed up for the holidays and enjoy a wonderful evening parade, complete with Santa & Mrs. Claus! The Reason for the Season Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 7:30 p.m. We ask that all spectators remain on the sidewalk during the parade for everyone’s safety.
December 3rd: Christmas of Yesteryear, Times Vary
Enjoy the sights, tastes & sounds of a Historic Downtown Sidney Christmas, complete with horse & carriage rides. It’s a great time to shop local and finish up those Christmas lists too! Check out our flyer, closer to the event!