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Downtown Rockingham Invites Locals Out for “Affair on the Square” Event

ROCKINGHAM – It’ll be a busy day in downtown Rockingham on Thursday, and everyone is invited.

The Downtown Rockingham Corporation will be hosting and sponsoring its “Affair on the Square” event Thursday, October 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the heart of the city’s downtown. The free event is open to the public, and encourages people to peruse the downtown area and enjoy an evening out on the town.

Described as an “evening sidewalk social event,” there will be several local restaurants, merchants, artists, exhibitors, children’s activities and live music lined all through downtown. The event will run from the intersection of Lawrence and Washington Streets (Discovery Place Kids) to Hudson Brothers’ Deli on Lee Street.

The band Dark Horse will entertain guests with live music in Harrington Square, with painting, children activities and more live music just down the street at Hudson Brothers. Henry’s Café will feature dinner specials, while Pattan’s Downtown Grille will offer a wine tasting.

Another element of the event will be local artists and exhibits that will be showcasing paintings, pottery, jewelry, wreaths, photography, wood workings, crafts and other home décor.


Attendees will also be able to visit such local businesses as Simply Chic Monogram Boutique, Bold Moves Dance Company, Kool Kakes Bakery and Café, Rockingham Fitness, Rocking Trends and Willow Tree Antiques and gifts. All participating businesses, locations and vendors will be marked with balloons for the event. Also, all participating merchants will have drawings for $25 gift certificates.

The Richmond Observer will be having its grand opening the same day leading up to Affair on the Square. Join them at 4:30 p.m. at 505 Rockingham Road across from the Leath Memorial Library.

For more information, contact Sharon Nichols at Sharon@silvercrossevents.com.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.