Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 18 through 20 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sales and specials will include:
• Imagine will offer sales on gold and silver jewelry, art glass, pottery, wood art and fiber art.
• Gallery 54 will feature sales on jewelry, paintings, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, prints, cards, photography and wood art.
• Fleur-de-lis Florist will offer a storewide 40 percent-off sale, with certain exclusions.
• Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off a wide array of kitchen gadgets, acrylic ware and cooking accessories.
Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, home accessories, pet accessories and stationery goods will also be on sale.
Merchants new to the village who will participate for the first time are Gazella Dance Studio, whose students will perform on the lawn of the Skaneateles Library; Infused!, returning after a few years’ absence; Lucky Goat Soap; and Maresella Galleries, which represents the artist whose painting is featured on this year’s poster for the Antique and Classic Boat Show.
Also participating for the first time are A Short Walk Market and Delicatessen, Gilda’s and the LakeHouse Pub.
Returning for a second year is the Skaneateles Duck Dash, a fundraiser that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on Skaneateles Creek, behind the Fennell Street locations of Kinney Drugs and CVS. The carnival-like event will feature food, games and music.
Tickets are $5 each or three for $10, and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Hairtique, the Skaneateles Historical Society and the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center (or can be bought from the strolling duck). Mighty Duck Sponsor of the event is Doug’s Fish Fry.