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Sidewalk sales, music, magic offered at Curbstone Festival

Sidewalk sales, music, food, a magic show and the Duck Dash will all be a part of this year’s Curbstone Festival in Skaneateles. ABOVE: shoppers look through items for sale at last year’s festival.

Sidewalk sales, music, food, a magic show and the Duck Dash will all be a part of this year’s Curbstone Festival in Skaneateles. ABOVE: shoppers look through items for sale at last year’s festival.

Proceeds will benefit Laker Limo, the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Returning for their 15th year at the Curbstone Festival are The Jackman Twins, who will perform magic, juggling and balloon art from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The balloons keep us the busiest, as we love to see the smiles on young and old alike as they try on their balloon hats,” said Paul Jackman, who performs with his twin brother, David. “The teddy bears, penguins and flowers are popular too.”

Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend: Tom Barnes will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday on the lawn of the Skaneateles Library; the Skaneateles Community Band, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo; and the Usual Suspects, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Library.

“The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” said Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.

Parking is available at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is also available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.

For more information on the Curbstone Festival and to sign up for sales specials throughout the year, go to skaneateles.com.

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