Easton in bloom: Looking at some downtown events for warmer weather

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Mari Otto

Photography courtesy of Kim Kmetz and P.A. Boccadoro

As the milder weather melts away the winter chills, downtown Easton also thaws from its hibernation into exquisite, busy bloom.

Now that the walk leading down College Hill is more manageable, there are several happenings to look forward to this spring.

For starters, you may revisit some favorite spots that you may have discovered in the fall like stopping by the Quadrant for Sunday brunch, scooping up homemade ice cream at the Purple Cow Creamery or frozen yogurt at Frozenlandia, or leaning back to enjoy a warm night of dining outdoors at Sette Luna or Valenca.

While the Winter Mart will continue for all of April, the beloved Easton Farmer’s Market will be returning to its home at Center Square on Saturday, May 3 for its two hundred and sixty second season. The Farmer’s Market will also feature a grand premiere concert presenting several local musicians and bands on Saturday, April 12, where guests can enjoy fresh cheese, cocktails, not to mention a “Farm-to-Dinner” buffet including beer and wine samples.

Likewise, the “Shopping and Tasting Crawl,” also on April 12, will take place throughout Downtown Easton. The “Crawl” gives those of us who did not venture into the city during the cold months the opportunity to “crawl” downhill and explore new shops such as Used Grooves and Salvage Goods, sampling tasty dishes from restaurants including Maxim’s 22, River Grille, Colonial Pizza, and Mesa Mexican.

The Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park, with its jazzy atmosphere will also debut once more on the first Friday of May with the Easton Area High School Jazz Band.

Live at Riverside is an exceptionally lovely event where guests can dine outdoors at some of the city’s finest restaurants before heading over to the river for an incredible performance. Similarly, Live in the Square will premiere on the last Friday of May with Madame Freak. Both festivals will continue until September 2014.

As if warmer weather itself isn’t exciting enough, the wonderful lineup of events coming to town this spring will ultimately melt away all of the wintery frost and welcome us to the summer months to come.