The “Downtown Rock Around” will take place on the final Saturday in November in correlation with Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. In partnership with the Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival and the City of Mount Vernon, Main Street Mount Vernon looks to create a day full of family activities at select businesses downtown, while at the same time creating excitement for the upcoming holiday season. After completing your downtown holiday shopping, head to the square at 5:30 pm for a special square lighting ceremony sponsored by Park National Bank and immediately following, the Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival will present a special holiday set from a local musician. Bring the whole family to the central business district for a full day of fun activities, carols and bright lights.
Main Street Mount Vernon is in close contact with Knox Public Health and is working on the best plan to keep our community safe. From 10 am to 5 pm, participating downtown merchants will have child-friendly holiday-themed ideas to complete in-store or to take and complete at home.
We ask that all attendees practice social distancing while downtown, and wear masks if you are inside or within six feet of others not from the same household. Masks will be available for the square lighting ceremony, and in an effort to limit excessive contact, customers are encouraged to minimize handling merchandise unless they plan to make a purchase.