Tickets are available for Main Street Delaware’s February 1’s First Friday “Chocolate Walk.” Only 200 tickets will be sold for the once-a-year event, which enables participants to enjoy chocolate treats from 6-9 p.m. at more than 30 downtown Delaware locations. Chocolate lovers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as the event traditionally sells out.
Chocolate Walk tickets are $15 each and are available at sites including Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St.; Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St.; Carousel Closet, 24 N. Sandusky St., and Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore, 25 W. Winter St. Tickets also are available online with a PayPal account at www.mainstreetdelaware.com.
The Chocolate Walk will begin at the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St., where participants will trade their tickets for tour maps and goody bags to help carry any treats that don’t get eaten right away. For the latest list of participating businesses, visit Main Street Delaware’s Facebook page.
The Feb. 1 First Friday also will feature free children’s activities, live music, and more family-friendly fun in historic downtown Delaware. Many restaurants and businesses stay open late for the monthly celebration.
All proceeds from the Chocolate Walk will benefit Main Street Delaware, a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization that seeks to preserve and promote historic downtown Delaware. In addition to coordinating each month’s First Friday celebration, Main Street
oversees the Downtown Farmers’ Markets, maintains the downtown flower planters, and coordinates the annual Christmas tree lighting, Santa’s House, holiday parade, and more.
On March 1, Main Street Delaware’s First Friday will feature a “March for Art” theme with artworks from Delaware City Schools students on display throughout the downtown.