Downtown Offers Fun Under the Stars

Flashback: The Party Band will provide the soundtrack for Shaggin’ in the Street in downtown Winnsboro, Friday, July 13, starting at 8 p.m.

Put your dancing shoes on and come downtown tonight, June 13, for the Town of Winnsboro’s second annual Shaggin’ in the Street, from 8:30 – 11 p.m. The street will be closed off in front of the Town Clock to make way for purveyors of the official State Dance who will swing to the sounds of the Flashback Party Band.

Don’t know all the steps? Don’t worry. Spectators are welcome as well. Just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the tunes under the stars.

For more fun under the stars, come downtown next week for the Chamber of Commerce’s second Third Thursday event of the summer, July 19. This month’s outdoor movie feature is “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial,” Steven Spielberg’s 1982 smash hit that made Drew Barrymore a household name and sent the sales of Reese’s Pieces candy through the roof!

The movie rolls at 8:40 p.m., but come early to shop, eat, shop some more and secure the best viewing spot next to the Town gazebo.  Again, bring lawn chairs.

Pre-movie events will include a musical warm-up act, as well as a hopscotch contest for the kids. Downtown shops will be open late in the run-up to the film, and Abba’s Sweet Treats will have their popcorn machine on site and will also be serving sodas and snacks.

If you can’t beat the heat, join it in downtown Winnsboro and have some fun before school starts back!