Downtown Sidney Organization and the merchants of Downtown Sidney
host many events throughout the year. We provide you with this events
calendar to keep you abreast of what is happening in Sidney's downtown.
Please refer to it often as it is a constantly changing list of
downtown Sidney events.
Downtown Sidney Events 2015
- January 16th: Third Friday Fling-Family Movie Night at the Historic Sidney Theatre
Join us for a FREE showing of Earth to Echo! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required, but FREE! The concession stand will be open and all purchases benefit the renovation of the Historic Sidney Theatre.
- February 1st -15th: Valentine’s Day Drawing
Patrons can enter at participating businesses for a chance to win a fantastic Valentine’s Day package! Winner will be announced on Monday, February 16th.
- February 20th: Third Friday Fling-Family Movie Night at the Historic Sidney Theatre. Join us for a FREE showing of Maleficent! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required, but FREE! The concession stand will be open and all purchases benefit the renovation of the Historic Sidney Theatre.
- March 20th: Third Friday Fling-March for Art
Area schools are invited submit downtown-themed artwork for display. In conjunction March for Art, the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring its Photo Contest. The overall theme for this year’s competition will be “Picture Yourself in Shelby County”. Entrants are encouraged to submit photos they have personally taken that are part of their own collection and submit them to the Chamber office. Entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13th.
- March 23rd-April 3rd: Easter Coloring Contest for Children
Children enter the contest by coloring the 2015 picture and turning them in at various downtown businesses. Entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd.
- April 4th: Easter Egg Hunt on the Square
Children search far and wide around the Historic Court House for hidden eggs. The winners of the Coloring Contest are announced during this event. The hunt will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.
- April 17th: Third Friday Fling-Pets on the Square with S.C.A.R.F. & the Shelby County Animal Shelter
Join us as we celebrate the work of S.C.A.R.F. and the Shelby County Animal Shelter on the Shelby County Court Square from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Who knows, you may find a fur-ever buddy! We will also have a food/supply and aluminum can drive! We will also have a food truck rally from noon until 8:00 p.m. Enjoy some great eats as well!
- April 26th-May 10th: Mother’s Day Drawing
Patrons can enter the moms in their life for a gift package fit for a QUEEN!
- May 15th: Third Friday Fling-Kick-Off to Summer Movie on the Square
We will have food trucks, music & a movie on the Square from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate the start of summer!
- May 16th: Kick-Off to Summer Music & Opening Day of Farmer’s Market
Join us on the Square for great music, food and the opening day of the Great Sidney Farmer’s Market from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!
- June 7th-June 20th: Father’s Day Drawing
Patrons can enter the dads in their life for a great gift package fit for a KING
- June 19th: Third Friday Fling-Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Teams scavenge through downtown for a chance to win great prizes! The hunt will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
- June 27th: Kids Around the Square
We partner with United Way agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses & churches to provide a free morning of FUN for children ages 12 & under. Join us from 9:00 a.m. to noon!
- July 17th: Third Friday Fling-Downtown Music Fest
Food trucks will be serving great eats from noon until 9:00 p.m. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m.
- July 18th: Downtown Music Fest Continued & BBQ Contest on the Square
The music continues with a finger-licking BBQ Contest! Farmer’s Market begins at 8:00 a.m. and the BBQ contestants will begin serving at noon. Judging will be at 5:30 p.m. with awards at 7:00 p.m.
- August 4th: National Night Out
Over 37.8 million people in more than 16,124 communities will join forces to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug & violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity. Find us on the square from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for great FUN!
- August 21st: Third Friday Fling-Picnic with Our Heroes on the Square
Join us for a FREE hot dog picnic and activities! You can meet our local heroes from our Police, Sheriff, Fire, Rescue and Veteran departments from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Square!
- September 18th: Third Friday Fling-Rebel Run Cruise-In on the Square
See some of the best entries from The Rebel Run parked around our court square with our old-fashioned classic car cruise-in from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.! Don’t miss out on these great cars, food & music! Food trucks will be serving great eats from noon until 9:00 p.m.
- October 16th: Third Friday Fling-Chocolate Walk
Sample delicious chocolate treats as you tour our downtown businesses & organizations! The Walk will begin at 6:00 p.m.
- October 17th: Fall Festival
Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will gather downtown for a costume contest, activities and trick or treat at 11:00 a.m.!
- October 30th: Murder/Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Historic Sidney Theatre
Come join us for a fun filled evening of murder, mayhem, and delicious food! Ticket information TBA.
- November 20th: Third Friday Fling-Winter Wonderland Parade
See our downtown all dressed up for the holidays and enjoy a wonderful evening parade, complete with Santa & Mrs. Claus! A lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 7:30 p.m.
- December 5th: Christmas of Yesteryear
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! Information on times and specific locations and activities TBA.