Photo Gallery: Sharpsburg Open Streets
The ominous weather forecast combined with the Highland Park Bridge detour wasn't enough to stop the third annual Sharpsburg Open Streets celebration from being hugely successful, organizers said.
Councilman Greg Domian said the event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, was well-attended by people from across the region who filled the borough's business corridor for blocks.
Specifically, the celebration stretched along Main Street from Sixth to 11th streets, with entertainment each step of the way.
More than 80 vendors sold homemade hot sausage, funnel cakes and pierogies, among other specialties, Domian said.
Children lined up for pony rides and dancing, while others stopped to paint inspirational rocks at Roots of Faith Ministry.
Adjacent to the statue of Chief Guyasuta at North Canal Street, a variety of musicians entertained the crowds.
Allegheny County approached Sharpsburg in 2016 to participate in the Open Streets concept, following Bike Pittsburgh's successful program across the city.
Over the past three years, Open Streets has attracted thousands of people to view first-hand the borough's revitalization, Domian said.