An already thriving retail scene gets even better with the addition of Avalon Shops on Dune (www.avalonshopsondune.com), a high-end cooperative featuring everything from artwork to kids’ clothing, and Happy in Avalon, a feel-good hub offering locally made jewelry, original art, and organic, American-made beach and yoga wear.
The Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival (www.shacfest.com) attracts a record number of visitors each year. Expect to see work from more than 300 artisans Aug. 2-3.
Eat your way through Avalon and Stone Harbor June 2-8 at 7 Mile Restaurant Week. More than 35 restaurants are participating, with breakfast and lunch specials, plus a three-course dinner option, all at modified prices.
There’s no better way to kick off a summer weekend in Avalon than Thursdays on Dune. Thursdays from July 3 to Aug. 14, Veterans Plaza offers live music, family-friendly activities, and giveaways 5-8 p.m.
Monday is Family Night in Stone Harbor, with numerous events in the parking lot of the firehouse. And, new this year in Stone Harbor and Avalon, She Be Surfin’ Surf Shop for Girls (www.shebesurfin.com) is offering board rentals and surf lessons for girls given by girls.