Old Mandeville Shop Local Saturday is returning in the Spring of 2021! The event, which is hosted by the Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) and its member businesses, will feature dozens of artist pop-ups, food vendors, live music and more at local businesses on Saturday, April 24 from 10AM to 4PM. The activity will take place outside of businesses on and around Girod Street, stretching from the Mandeville Trailhead to Lakeshore Drive – about 6 city blocks. Admission is free and parking is free throughout the area.
The Old Mandeville business community joined together to host the first Shop Local Saturday in December of 2020 as a way to support local commerce and give merchants a much needed boost during the holiday season. The event was extremely well received, drawing hundreds of patrons to Old Mandeville throughout the day to eat, shop and play in a safe and socially distanced manner. OMBA leaders say they now plan to host the event several times per year.
“Shop Local Saturday takes all of the things we love about this community – the food, the art, the music, and the beautiful scenery – to create a special, enhanced experience that people can really look forward to. And even more importantly, it supports our local businesses who are the backbone of this community,” says OMBA Board Member Andre Judice.
Attendees will enjoy live outdoor musical performances by 8Track Acoustic, Eversong Thieves and more! Times and performance locations will be announced on the Old Mandeville Business Association Facebook page in the coming weeks. There will also be pet adoptions and “Spring Mini” pet photography sessions available at Mandeville Animal Hospital.
While strolling Shop Local Saturday, attendees are also encouraged to stop by the City of Man- deville’s weekly Trailhead Community Market, located at the Mandeville Trailhead just off Girod Street, from 9AM-1PM.
For more details and updates regarding Old Mandeville Shop Local Saturday, follow the Old Mandeville Business Association on Facebook.
About the Old Mandeville Business Association: Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) is a non-profit organization made up of a network of businesses in the Old Mandeville area and resident members which share the same commitment to serve, support, and advance the interests of local commerce while remaining true to the unique, soulful spirit of the Old Mandeville community. For more information, visit www.oldmandevillebiz.com.