Shoppers and visitors are being encouraged to get into the party mood on Thursday 22 August, when Chichester holds its first ever Summer Street Party in East Street.
The event, which aims to celebrate Chichester’s High Street, takes place between 4pm, and 8pm, and is being sponsored by the Co-op, which is opening a store in East Street in October of this year.
There will be something on offer for everyone, including delicious street food; a carousel and face painting for the children; entertainment from Spirit FM; and late night shopping.
The event is being delivered by Chichester District Council, with support from the Chichester Business Improvement District (BID), in order to encourage people to support their local High Street.
“It’s vital that we support our local High Streets, especially in the current financial climate,” says Cllr Tony Dignum.
“Chichester has so much to offer, from unique and independent stores, through to major brands – and all within a historic and fascinating setting.
“This event aims to encourage people to visit Chichester and enjoy everything it has to offer. People will be able to meander through the shops, many of which are opening late especially for the occasion, and enjoy in-store activities. They can also relax on deckchairs, or enjoy street food from a host of vendors, who will be offering a range of cuisines from around the world. There will also be plenty of activities for children to enjoy, including a carousel. We want to encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy this fantastic event.”