For the fifth year in a row, musicians, vendors, food and entertainment will take over Clarkston’s Sixth Street for Alive After Five on the first Thursday of each month.“It’s neat to see people filling the streets,” said Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Kristin Kemak, who has seen anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 Alive After Five attendees.
The events boasts music, shopping, dining and spirits. Musicians include Homewrecker and Five Point Red, Vendors will sell items such as glass, jewelry, Miche handbags and Pampered Chef products. For gnoshing, their will be food stands, such as Crazy Food Kettle Corn, and a beer garden with prices from $3 to $4.
Musician Art McIntosh has played at Alive After Five with Swing Notes, an 18-piece band, for the past few years.
“People have danced right out in the middle of the street there, right in the intersection,” McIntosh said. “It doesn’t hurt that they have the wine garden going on right across the way.”
Swing Notes plays music from the 1930 through the 1970s and generally ends the Alive After Five season in September.
“The band gets people pumped up and excited, so it’s a perfect way to end our season,” Kemak said.
Clarkston’s Alive After Five will take place 5-9 p.m. June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1, while the final evening will takes place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 5. About 86 vendors are expected to stretch from Elm Street to Chestnut Street on Sixth Street.
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-If you go:
WHAT: Clarkston’s Alive After Five
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Sixth Street between Elm and Chestnut, Clarkston, Wash.