Events & dates may change. New events may be added throughout the year. Details for each event will be added throughout the year. Please call our office for more information on our events or other events happening in Downtown Sidney!

First Friday’s Downtown – April 5th – November 1st

Participating shops are invited to stay open later and offer a First Friday Discount.

Kentucky Derby Affair on the Square – May 4th

We are bringing the Kentucky Derby to Downtown Sidney! Get your hats and bow ties ready for a fantastic event! Vote for your favorite Jockey!


The Great Sidney Farmers Market – May 25th – October 12th

Join us every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon! The Market is “the place to be” on Saturday mornings throughout the season. Crafters offer a large variety of homemade items, and farmers bring their freshest produce to tantalize your taste buds. Fresh baked goods and jams and jellies are always a crowd pleaser. Plants and flowers are abundant. Shop early for your best selection!

* See the Farmers Market tab for registration forms *

Chalk the Walk – 9:00 a.m. to Noon – June 8th

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!

The Great Downtown BBQfest – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. *Featuring Shelby County United Way’s Kids Zone – (time TBA)* – June 29th

Join us 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.
We’ll partner with the United Way agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses & churches to provide a free FUN Kidz Zone for children ages 12 & under.

National Night Out – 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – August 6th

Over 37.8 million people in more than 16,000 communities will join forces to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug & violence prevention; public safety; and neighborhood unity. Find us on the square for activities and food!

The Amazing Downtown Race – 5:30 p.m. – August 16th

Teams race through downtown for a chance to win great prizes! ** Clue sheets are passed out at 5:55 p.m.** Teams of 4, (registration is required) on the NORTH side of the Court Square. All team members must be age 21 and over. **Prizes will be awarded to the top teams**

Open Air Dinner – September 5th

Patrons will gather for an elegant farm to table dinner on the covered bridge at Tawawa Park.

Annual Downtown Chocolate Walk – October 4th

Join us as we tour downtown businesses while enjoying samples of delicious chocolate treats! Tickets are $15.00. This is an 21 and up event.

TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 1st – Tickets are limited

Fall Festival – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – October 12th

Ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses will gather downtown for a costume contest and activities! A costume contest will be held in the following categories: Children ages 0-12, Dogs and Teen/Adult (13 & up). Registration will be 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 for more fun! Some participating downtown businesses will also pass out candy.

Murder/Mystery Dinner Theater – 7:00 p.m. – October 26th

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.


Shop Small Saturday – November 30th

Support our community and SHOP SMALL in downtown Sidney! Businesses will be provided with giveaways (while supplies last).

Christmas of Yesteryear / Winter Wonderland Parade – December 7th

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! 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.

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