Pottsville Area Development Corp. is launching its “Summer of Pottsville” Saturday with three events in the city.
Pottsville Cars and Coffee, the Arch Street Market and the Pottsville Summer KickOff are free and family friendly according to an announcement from Abby Weaver, PADCO marketing director.
The official Pottsville Summer KickOff takes place noon to 8 p.m. in Joulwan park. The kickoff includes live music, food and alcoholic beverages. Musical performers include Jesse Wade Gang, The Boys Upstairs, Hooligan, and Cody Wiley. Food will be provided by the WOW Wagon, Smokehouse Food Truck, Caribbean Cuisine and Skook Ice! There will be beer, Twisted Tea and wine coolers to beat the heat.
The rain date for the Summer Kickoff is Sunday, June 16.
Earlier in the day, motor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Cars and Coffee, where they can enjoy a cup of coffee, show their vehicles, and see others in their community. This event, from 9 a.m. to noon, will be held on Mahantongo Street between Centre and South Second streets, outside Pressed Coffee & Books and The Republican-Herald. All makes and models are welcome.
The Arch Street Market will be back for its second event of the summer after a successful day of sold-out vendors on June 1. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to Crimson House on Arch street.
Vendors will vary at each market, but will be anchored throughout the season by staple farms like Rumbel Farms and Little Peace Farm, and Kowalonek’s Kielbasy Shop from Shenandoah. Other artisan products include baked goods from Minersville Bakery, Sunny Meadow Goat Soap, Heisler’s Coal Cracker Creamery smoked cheese, and fresh, seasonal flower bouquets sold by students from Gillingham Charter School. This week’s market will also include products from niche farms, such as herbs from Tooth of a Lion Apothecary in Orwigsburg, and duck eggs from Tasty Duck of Shartlesville.
Ongoing vendor and product announcements can be found on the Downtown Pottsville Facebook page.
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