Saugatuck keeps growing. Every day, it seems, there’s something new and exciting in what was once our original town center.
There are new restaurants and stores. There’s new life and activity (like “Tuesdays at the Train”).
And — on Saturday, September 9 — new businesses will participate in the Slice of Saugatuck.
Six years ago, the 1st street festival drew 27 participants, and a few hundred people.
This time, 54 establishments have signed on. A crowd of more than 2,000 is expected to stroll the streets, nibble food, listen to live music at 6 venues, and enjoy kid and family activities like an obstacle course, bouncy houses and Maker Faire area.
The list of attractions includes 31 restaurants and 23 merchants. They’ll put tables outside, open their doors, then let the fun begin.
Slice of Saugatuck also boasts 2 beer gardens with wine), and specialty drinks at many venues. After the festival, a Saugatuck Happy Hour keeps the celebration going.
Of course, for many years Saugatuck was a heavily Italian neighborhood. There are still plenty of premier pasta-and-pizza places there — along with restaurants specializing in seafood, steaks, Mexican and Thai cuisine and more.
But you know that already. Saugatuck is a favorite destination for Westporters, and everyone else in Fairfield County.
It’s a little slice of heaven, right here in town.
(Tickets for the Slice of Saugatuck — $15 per adult; 2 for $25; children under 13, $5 — go on sale on-site at 1:50 p.m. the day of the event; cash only. Proceeds help fund the Gillespie Center’s food pantry. The Slice is sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. For more information, including a map and list of participants, click here.)