This summer, there will be a new event in downtown Muscatine: Second Saturday, an arts and music street fest to be held on the second Saturday of every month from June-October!
The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on 2nd Street from Cedar Street to Pine Street on each of those Saturdays. Second Saturday will feature vendors selling handcrafted items ranging from handmade jewelry to paintings and including everything in between!
In addition to vendors, there will be multiple musicians performing acoustically during each event. We want to promote up and coming artists, so we’ll be encouraging them to sell their CDs and to busk – meaning that you’ll be able to toss dollars into hats for any acts that you like. There will be one artist or group performing on each of the four blocks, so you’ll get to hear a variety of sounds (all family friendly) as you wander the vendor booths and explore our unique downtown shops and restaurants.
The goal of the event is to promote the arts and culture in Muscatine and to support Muscatine’s downtown. Vendors will be situated where the street parking usually is along 2nd Street, leaving the middle of the street as well as the sidewalks in front of storefronts clear for you to walk down.
We have a number of businesses who’ve already said they’ll be staying open late during Second Saturday, including Creations by Oz, We Can Frame That, and No More Butts Vapor Lounge. We’re expecting even more to commit as the event gets closer and we’ll update this post the names of the businesses as we go!
This event is going to be spectacular. We’re having a blast putting it together and we can’t wait to share it with you!
For more information about this event, visit muscatinesecondsaturday.com.
(Want to be a part of Second Saturday? Vendors can learn about vending at muscatinesecondsaturday.com/vendors. Musicians can learn about performing at muscatinesecondsaturday.com/musicians. We’d love to have you!)