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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Launches Phase Two of Love Local Campaign

Love Local 2021

The Love Local campaign, launched by the City of Winter Garden last fall, continues in 2021 with a line-up of programs and activities to help small businesses recover from financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of the Love Local campaign is to build awareness of the importance of shopping and dining local to support small businesses and community organizations that are vital to the city. 

From now through the summer, the campaign will include monthly activities and programs that support local businesses and community organizations:

FALL IN LOVE IN DOWNTOWN ON VALENTINE’S WEEKEND

February 12-14

Downtown Winter Garden

The campaign fittingly launches in February, the month of love, with Valentine’s Day weekend activities in Downtown Winter Garden that include horse drawn carriage tours, festive lights and holiday décor, restaurant and store specials, and more to attract patrons to local businesses. For more information, visit www.downtownwg.com/top-10-valentines-day-downtown-date-ideas.   A plea to show love and appreciation to community nonprofits will also be promoted this month in an effort to gain financial support for these vital organizations. 

SHOP, DINE & STROLL

March 27

Downtown Winter Garden and Citywide

In celebration of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, an outdoor sidewalk sale along with in-store and online deals, as well as restaurant specials and outdoor dining.  March’s ideal weather makes it the perfect time to stroll the charming streets, stores and outdoor dining areas.   There is no better way to support your favorite Mom and Pop Business than to lift your wallet and make a purchase.   Please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1124166068345290 to learn more.

 CELEBRATING THE ARTS IN APRIL

April 1-30 - Community Celebration on April 17

Downtown Winter Garden and Citywide 

Love Local extends to the arts community, which is an integral part of our well-being and enriches our hometown. The theme for the month and the all-day event on April 17th is “The World Outside,” which will include art activities and exhibitions both indoors and outdoors throughout downtown, followed by a ticketed fundraiser event that evening.  

On Saturday, April 17th, there will be art activities including classes and workshops throughout Downtown.  Please visit Events at www.facebook.com/officialdowntownwintergarden to learn more.

Saturday, April 17th 

Arts All Day Celebration

Arts At Night -Ticketed Event in the Evening

Over 20 Indoor and Outdoor Venues and Outdoor Art Activities

Downtown Winter Garden

MAY DECLARED OUTDOOR DINING MONTH

May 1- 31 - City-Wide

The City of Winter Garden proclaims May as Outdoor Dining Month! Spring is perfect for al fresco dining at the outdoor restaurant patios throughout the City, including the umbrella tables dotting the historic streets of downtown. The weather is also perfect for an outdoor picnic with take-out from your favorite local restaurant! 

Outdoor Dining Month Proclamation Picture

LOVE YOUR LOCAL FOOD

June 1–30 and June 5th Celebration

Winter Garden Farmers Market, Downtown Pavilion, 104. S. Lakeview Ave.

Many local businesses within our community are cottage businesses, market vendors, crafters, food artisans, and local farmers so let us collectively show them support this month.  In celebration of the Farmers Market’s 13th birthday on June 5th, the community is urged to come out to support local farmers and artisans, as well as to eat local on this day.  This is the end of the farming season and there will still be a great variety of local food to enjoy. 

 RED, WHITE AND BLUE AMERICANA

May-July, Live Music on July 2 & 3

Downtown Winter Garden

Celebrate America by loving local! From Memorial Day through Independence Day, Downtown will be decked out in patriotic colors and decorations accentuating its small town charm. An ideal holiday setting for patronizing the local shops and restaurants. In addition, live Red, White and Blues music on Friday, July 3, from 7-9 pm, at Centennial Plaza, and at the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 3.

To learn more about the Love Local campaign and all the activities, please visit the Official Downtown Winter Garden website, www.downtownwg.com, and follow the City’s official social media platforms, www.facebook.com/officialdowntownwintergarden and www.instagram.com/officialdowntownwintergarden.

The City of Winter Garden will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak within the community and reserves the right to cancel any activities that are not in the best interest of the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Winter Garden. To learn more about the Love Local campaign and additional initiatives to help businesses recover, visit www.cwgdn.com/35/Business.

 

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