Summer Fun in the Best Southern Small Town

NEMiss.News Main St. Shop the Block 2022
May 10th, 2022     Featured News Tourism

05/09/22 – New Albany’s Main Street is excited to announce a summer full of events. In keeping with the titles of Best Southern Small Town by USA Today and Coolest Small Town by Far & Wide, the Main Street staffers are bringing something for everyone to enjoy.

The summer of events will kick off Thursday, May 26th in the historic downtown district. West Bankhead Street from the Tanglefoot Plaza down to Barkley Travel will be closed for safe pedestrian traffic. Main Street will host food trucks, a family games area, and live music at the plaza.

SHOP the BLOCK is an opportunity to shop local and support local. Participating Main Street partners welcome residents and guests in for after hours shopping. Stores remain open late and, from 5-7pm, a percentage of all sales goes to a local charity organization. May’s local charity is Junior Auxiliary of New Albany. JA, as it’s known, supports the children in the New Albany and Union County Schools by supplying school items, winter clothing, books, and food.

“We have local residents and visitors to our city that love the downtown shopping experience,” said Main Street staffer Tracy Vainisi, “and we hope they will take the opportunity to shop on the 26th from 5-7pm. It’s truly a win-win-win. The customers, shop owners, and children of our schools all benefit from one night of community fun in the Best Southern Small Town.”

A list of Summer 2022 Main Street events can be found at under upcoming events.

For more information about Shop the Block, contact Tracy at or Billye Jean at 662-534-3438 with questions.


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