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Krazy Klearance starts Thursday

Ferris wheel

Downtown Salisbury A Ferris wheel similar to this one will be in downtown Salisbury for Krazy Klearance.

Downtown Salisbury A Ferris wheel similar to this one will be in downtown Salisbury for Krazy Klearance.

Downtown Salisbury Inc.

Shrug off the dog days of summer and come on down to Salisbury Thursday through Saturday for deals in downtown shops during the annual Krazy Klearance Sidewalk Sale.

Celebrate the conclusion of the sidewalk sale with the newly expanded Night Out festivities on its new day, Saturday. Although this year’s Night Out activities will occur on Saturday from 1-9 p.m., many downtown shops will remain open late on Friday including free trolley service throughout downtown.

Krazy Karnival rides, games and fun activities will be held Saturday in the area of East and West Fisher streets. This is a free entrance event but some rides and activities will require tickets for a small fee. All proceeds will go back into putting on future events in Downtown Salisbury.

Ticketed rides and activities will include a 47-foot Ferris wheel (4 tickets) that seats up to 36 people which will be in the Wells Fargo parking lot in front of the mural. Other rides and activities are the Chair-O-Plane Kiddie Swings (3 tickets), carriage rides (3 tickets), Hi-Striker (test of strength for 2 tickets), game trailer with prizes (2 tickets), face painting (2 tickets), sword fighting (1 ticket) and two bounce houses (1 ticket).

Trolley service will be provided for free unlimited rides all day long throughout downtown

Individual tickets will cost $1, but save $2 by purchasing 22 tickets for $20. Event goers who attend between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. will have the opportunity to buy a wristband for an unlimited experience for $20. Wristbands are only good between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. Riders must be seated on the ride by 5 p.m. after which it will be considered expired.

With each ticket purchased, participants will have the opportunity to enter to win several prizes of Downtown Dollars; winners will be announced on Monday and contacted directly to claim their prize.

In partnership with Communities In Schools in support of their annual School Tools Project, event goers who bring school supplies to the ticket booth on West Fisher Street will receive one complimentary ticket per school supply donated, a maximum of two tickets per person allowed. This project helps to make essential school supplies available to children who would otherwise go without.

Supplies needed are packages of notebook paper, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, three-ring binders and rulers. Last year, CIS of Rowan and community partners assembled more than 500 book bags filled with supplies and distributed to kids in need as the school year began.

The fourth annual Chickweed Concert & Festival Celebrating Indestructible Women also takes place on Saturday. Chickweedis an annual indoor/outdoor concert and mini-street festival that features all women artists and performers, and raises funds and awareness for the Rowan Family Crisis Council battered women’s shelter.

A trolley stop will on Kerr Street to transport Karnival attendees to Chickweed. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with the show starting at 4 p.m. Admission is $15 per person in advance and $20  at the gate.

Downtown merchants will take part in the annual Krazy Klearance Sidewalk Sale Thursday through Saturday.

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