From Summit Downtown:
Summit Downtown will be the place to be this summer, as this exciting schedule of upcoming events indicates. Check out what’s on tap, including two new fabulous evenings!
Summit Street Sounds ● Every Thursday in June ● 5-8pm *NEW EVENT*
Downtown Summit will be alive with music Thursday nights in June: June 7, 14, 21, and 28! Enjoy a meal at one of Summit’s many outdoor cafes, listen to some great live music, and shop at the downtown businesses, some of which will be open late. See you in Summit!
Check the website for a list of performers and locations closer to June: summitdowntown.org.
Family Fun Night ● Thursday, June 14 ● 4-8pm *NEW EVENT*
Beechwood Road is being transformed into a carnival-themed kid zone! The main stage will feature live music from the Songs for Seeds band and World of Rock, a magic show by Mark Zacharia, and live animals from Rizzo’s Wildlife World. The Bank Street Parking lot will become a giant game zone, thanks to the Summit YMCA. Beechwood Road will be lined with entertainment including a balloon artist, face painter (thanks to Genualdi Orthodontics), a caricaturist, a chance to learn more about the animals from Rizzo’s, remote control car racing, an old-fashioned photo booth, and a juggling stilt walker, all of which will be free for the public. There will booths with activities from Summit downtown businesses: hair chalk, magnet making, and tie dying from Color Me Mine, robotics games from Robot Revolution, selfie station and cotton candy at Sweet Nothings, crafts from Kidville, creative writing games from the Writer’s Circle, sweet treats from Brownie Points Bakery, and more! Special thanks to major sponsor Lois Schneider Realtor for making this fun evening possible!
Cars & Croissants ● Sunday, June 17 ● 8-10am
Join the fun on Father’s Day and enjoy a morning in Downtown Summit. Bring the family and visit the Summit Farmers Market at DeForest Avenue and Maple Street, then walk over to Springfield Avenue, Beechwood Road, Bank Street and Union Place to enjoy hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts from all over the region. Event is canceled in the event of inclement weather. There is no rain date. All downtown parking is free on Sundays.
Summit Farmers Market Blueberry Muffin Contest ● Sunday, July 8 ● 11am
Back by popular demand! Amateur bakers are invited to bring their best blueberry muffins to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45AM on July 8. Judging begins at 11AM. Muffins will be judged on their flavor, texture, and appearance. After the muffins are judged, the public will be able to sample them! Entrants must bring at least 6 muffins so there’s enough for the public to sample. Muffins must be made from scratch; no mixes or canned ingredients allowed. Entrants must bring a copy of their recipe to the contest with them. The winners will receive Fun Money to be spent at the market. For more info or to pre-register, please visit summitdowntown.org or http://bit.ly/sfmmuffins.
Summit Restaurant Week ● _July 19 – _July 29
Enjoy a summer evening in downtown Summit with a week of prix fixe menus and specials at Summit restaurants! Many restaurants offer outdoor seating. The week will begin with a Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, July 19 with live music throughout downtown and prize drawings at participating restaurants. Aspiring foodie photographers can take part in the annual Restaurant Week Photo Contest. Special thanks to Haven Savings Bank for sponsoring Restaurant Week! For more information, including details on the photo contest and a list of participating restaurants closer to the start of Restaurant Week, please visit summitdowntown.org.
Summit Street Fair ● Sunday, August 19 ● 11am-5pm
Join the fun on Sunday, August 19 with family and friends to enjoy live music, games, rides, a variety of food and more! If you are interested in being a vendor, fill out an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit streetfairs.org for more information.
Arts + Cars: Downtown Art Festival and P.A.L. Classic Car Show ● Sunday, September 16 ● 10am-4pm
Summit Downtown will be fun for the whole family on September 16! Union Place, Beechwood Road, and Bank Street will be lined with classic cars from the P.A.L. Classic Car Show. A juried art show, co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Center of NJ and Summit Downtown, Inc., will be held on Springfield Avenue. There will be a stage with live entertainment on upper Beechwood Road headlined by The B Street Band, the preeminent Bruce Springsteen cover band, from 2-4pm. Special thanks to Regal Bank for sponsoring the musical entertainment. To apply to show and sell your work at the art show, please visit http://bit.ly/artsandcarsapp. Early bird application due date: June 15. Final deadline: August 15. Artists will be notified by email by August 30 of their acceptance into Arts + Cars.