The Monmouth Business Association puts on a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year. So come on down and enjoy Monmouth’s Downtown and support a local business (or two) while you’re here!
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Support our local businesses on Small Business Saturday! Check out our retail locations to purchase gifts for family and friends. And don’t forget to give the gift of food with gift certificates to favorite local restaruants!
Making Spirits Bright
Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Celebrate the beginning of the holdiay season with our annual Making Spirits Bright Celebration and our first annual Monmouth’s Merry Market!
More information coming soon! Check out the full schedule.
Calling all Monmouth Businesses & Organizations
Monmouth businesses/organization – please join in the Making Spirits Bright festivities as we celebrate the 2022 Holiday Season! There are several ways you can get involved – do one, two, or all three. Here are the options:
The Annual Griswold Light Decorating Competition – Decorate your storefront by December 1st and compete to win an award for best light display in 1 of 3 categories:
1.) Blow the Fuse
3.) People’s Choice
WOU’s Holiday Tree Lighting Parade – On December 2nd decorate a float or walk in the WOU Light Parade and celebrate WOU’s annual tree lighting.
First annual Monmouth’s Merry Market – Make Monmouth Merry on December 3rd by hosting local artisans/crafters at your location! Recruit your own vendors to pop-up for the first annual Monmouth’s Merry Market from 10am to 4pm. And/or run exclusive Merry Market specials at your business (for example; holiday discounts, special drinks/food, host a musician)! Businesses are encouraged to collect $10 from vendors to give to a nonprofit of your choosing!
July – August
Music in the Park
Wednesdays, July-August | 6:30pm
Enjoy dinner downtown and stop by Main Street park to enjoy our weekly music series!
Monday, October 31, 2022 | 4:00 – 6:30pm
Come downtown for some trick-or-treating fun! Downtown businesses will be open for for trick-or-treaters starting at 4:00pm and don’t forget to stop by Main Street Park for extra goodies! A Photo booth will be set up in the park’s gazebo, so don’t forget to tag @MBAMonmouth on facebook and instagram.
Are you a business wanting to participate?
If your business/organization wants to participate, there are two main ways to get involved:
Downtown businesses; – you simply need to be prepared to hand out treats
(commercially prepared and packaged) to all the ghosts, goblins, princesses, pirates, and what-have-you who stop by to Trick-or-Treat between the hours of 4 -6:30pm on Monday, October 31st. We have a flyer you can place in the window of your business to let people know you are participating in this fun family-friendly community event. Print your own flyer or pick up a printed one at Monmouth Public Library during open business hours.
Other Monmouth businesses & organizations – join us for a pop-up event at Main Street Park! Bring your own canopy/table/chairs/decorations/costumes/sign with your business/organization name and, of course, candy! Part of Warren Street, along the park, will be blocked for you to set up a spot and participate in the fun. Please share with other groups/organizations you think that might want to participate! There will also be a photo booth at the park. There is no cost to participate, aside from the cost of goodies (commercially prepared and packaged) to hand out. To join the pop-up event, contact us at email@example.com, so we know to expect you.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be participating and with any questions or to get a copy of the flyer to post in your storefront. Happy Halloween!