EDMOND — While many cities see blight in their downtown areas as housing and shopping grow outward, Edmond’s downtown has stayed a vital, cultural part of the city.
Visitors to downtown Edmond will find antiques, art collectibles, furniture, electronics and appliances, home accessories, unique gifts, attorneys, a travel agency, a full-service bank, clothing and jewelry stores, hair and nail salons, restaurants, a library, post office and more. And the area is home to a host of annual events. Later this month and in July, LibertyFest events will be held. In July, merchants will have their annual Krazy Daze sidewalk sale. In the fall, children can take part in Trick or Treat on the Street and the Family Fall Festival at Festival Market Place. Downtown in December events also draw a large crowd each year. Each week from April through October, visitors can buy fresh produce and garden items at the Farmers Market at Festival Market Place. Each May, art lovers can browse the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival. Through these events and others, the Downtown Edmond Business Association has been able to keep visitors coming to downtown Edmond and leaving with a positive experience. The association has more than 50 member businesses, whose dues provide funds to promote and beautify downtown. The area is pedestrian friendly, with wide, tree-lined sidewalks and quaint brick streets. For more information on downtown, go to downtownedmondok.com.