The Village of Milford’s Main Street corridor between Commerce and Liberty streets will close July 16-18 for the 51-year shopping tradition, Shop, Rock & Stroll. The three-day celebration will feature great deals and family fun sponsored by GM, the Milford Business Association and the Milford Downtown Development Authority.

Expect specials at many of downtown Milford’s restaurants, plus the best prices of the year at Milford’s many retailers. Dozens of Milford’s shops will hold sales for up to 75 percent off merchandise at clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, home furnishing spots and more. The shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday for this special event.

While adults snag bargains at the participating stores, children can enjoy six different inflatable rides, face painting, a game booth, a “squirt your shirt” craft activity, a stilt walker (on Saturday) and music from the students of Milford Music.

“This is a great way for the family to be together, snag some deals and have fun,” said Aaron Goodnough, event organizer and owner of For Feets Sake, one of the participating Milford businesses. “We encourage all metro Detroiters to come downtown to try the many shops and restaurants Milford offers.”

Milford restaurant Gravity Bar & Grill at 340 N. Main St. will host a food and beer tent and will feature entertainment by the Bugs Beddow Band on Friday and Milford’s own Mr. Moody on Saturday. Patrons can also dine at many of the restaurants located along Main Street during the event.

Additionally, the Motley Lights Project to honor longtime Milford supporter Tom Motley will light up for the first time on Main Street on Friday night at 9 p.m.

The eventful weekend will happen rain or shine.

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