The Downtown Elmira BIA has been working hard on this week’s Blockbuster Sale. If you don’t already have it marked on your calendar, this annual event takes place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday – August 7, 8 and 9.

The Blockbuster Sale (formerly Sidewalk Sales) may be annual, but this year it has a new name, look, and exciting new activities. This event is fun for the whole family and begins Thursday where you can start off with shopping in downtown Elmira.

Some stores will remain open until 8 pm. Then after you shop-til-you-drop, you can enjoy live entertainment at the band shelter, grab dinner at a local restaurant, or stop by the Kin Club BBQ (at the old KFC parking lot).

The fun continues on Friday with a new addition this year of a barbecue and car show. Face painters, jugglers, a magic show, balloon artists and more will also be downtown on Friday.

But if you miss the first two days, you can still come back for more sales on Saturday. Of course, we’ll be there for the fun, too, so be sure to stop by the Food Shop!

Check out the Downtown Elmira BIA on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date info on this must-attend event.