Sidewalk Sales

2024 Dates

See ya'll next summer: July 11,12, 13, 2024 here in Darien!

2023 Vendors

Abilis Gardens & Gifts 995 Post Road/David Harvey Jewelry
*Bankwell 1065 Post Road
*Barrett Bookstore 5 Corbin Drive
Beth Ladd Collections 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
Brett Lauren Jewelry 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
*Browne & Co 865 Post Road
Charkarr Jewelry 1101 Post Road/Webster Bank
*Christ Community Church 988 Post Road
*Club Pilates Darien 1063 Post Road
*COMPASS 15 Corbin Drive
Cutco Cutlery 35 Corbin Drive
Darien Chamber 15 Corbin Drive/Darien Toy Box
Darien Library 35 Corbin Drive
Darien Republicans 1020 Post Road
*Darien Running Company 14 Brook Street
*Darien Sport Shop 1127 Post Road
*Darien Toy Box 15 Corbin Drive
*DCA Thrift Shop 966 Post Rd
*DR Bank 1001 Post Road
*EGG New York Goodwives Shopping Center
*Everything is Rosey Boutique 15 Corbin Drive
Evolution Physical Therapy & Fitness 988 Post Road/Christ Community Church
*First County Bank 1006 Post Road
*Fjord Fish Market 1015 Post Road
Get Joy1 5 Corbin Drive/Compass
*GOFER Ice Cream 1020 Post Road
*Grieb's Pharmacy 1021 Post Road
Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys 1015 Post Road/Blue Mercury
*Helen Ainson 15 Corbin Drive
Here for You Clothing 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
*J. McLaughlin 1020 Post Road
LePrivé 1034 Post Road/Bank of America
LYMBR 35 Corbin Drive
Maja Food 1101 Post Road/Webster Bank
OPUS for Person to Person 995 Post Road/David Harvey Jewelry
*Pho Fans 971 Post Road
Rudy's Groomming 1057 Post Road/William Pitt
*Sail to Sable. the cabana 7 Corbin Drive
Salt Cave of Darien 1040 Post Road
*Shoes 'N' More 15 Corbin Drive
*Sipstirs 1053 Post Road
*The Town Cellar 1089 Post Road
Thriving Youth Task Force 35 Corbin Drive/Darien Cleaner & Tailor
Venture Photography 1015 Post Road/Blue Mercury
Waveny LifeCare Network 35 Corbin Drive
*Wee Mondine 35 Corbin Drive
Westy Self Storage 987 Post Road/A Little Something White
*Whim 1049 Post Road
Whole Foods Darien 1057 Post Road/William Pitt
William Raveis Real Estate 15 Corbin Drive/Darien Toy Box
*Williams & Company 1020 Post Road

* = own location

Youth Entrepreneur - 1065 Post Road/Bankwell Sat only
A Thread of Hope
Avery's Bakeshop
Beautiful Beads
Beloved Earth Co.
Ivory moon Jewelry
Coastal Beads by Rebecca
Darien Art
Designs by Danielle
Make Change
Nomotaro Designs
Middleschool Friends
Plowent Pressure Washing
TWE Designs
Wave Creations LLC


Participation Fees for all 3 days (required), rain or shine, 10-5pm:

  • Members: $275
  • Non-Member: $525
  • Non Profits Members: $200
  • Non Profits Non-Member: $375
  • Darien Commons may offer a possible discounted location rate (TBD).
  • Youth (14-19): Free. See specific details below.
  • No refunds will be offered after MAY 15
  • After JUNE 1, a late fee will be applied if you have not paid, and you will not be included in the advertising.
  • 1 spot = approx. 1 parking spot, or a 10x10 ft tent.
  • If you are serving food outside (even if you are a permitted restaurant/food vendor), you must submit a Temporary Event - Food Service Permit (no fees are associated).


  • Order tables/chairs/tents directly from Norwalk Tent, mention Darien Chamber for a discount! Youth, this will all be provided for you.
  • Ask for Thomasena by June 15th at 203-249-2069 or email
  • Delivery and pickup no cost. Set up of tents will be Wednesday, July 12th.
  • Full payment due prior to set up. Arrange with Norwalk Tent directly.


  • All vendors must be present from 10am to 5pm all 3 days.
  • The Chamber obtains town permits, ensuring that parking regulations, zoning restrictions and restrictions against obstructing the sidewalk are not enforced during the sidewalk sales. The Chamber ensures the event, and our liability insurance only covers pre-registered participants.
  • Only registered participants are covered by these permits, the town will not allow outside sales by stores or other vendors who decide to take part without going through the registration process. dcc is required by Darien police and Darien planning & zoning to shut down any non-complying SWS vendor.
  • You are not allowed to change or arrange locations without prior consent, in doing so will result in expulsion from the sales.
  • A participating business is only allowed to promote that same business from the outside of their location or tent. If another business is promoted outside, that business will have to pay the full participation fee.
  • Only the DCC can give permission for any company, non-profit or individual to exhibit or be involved in Sidewalk Sales.
  • In the week before and on the days of the Darien Sidewalk Sales, the wording “Sidewalk Sales” can only be used by paying participants. If a merchant uses this terminology in any signage outside or inside their Darien location, (whether a chamber member or not) implies participation in this town-wide event coordinated by the Chamber and therefore must pay the fee.
  • Every SWS merchant is to provide a trash can outside at their shopping area and placement based on availability. No requests to supply you a trach can please.
  •  The Darien Chamber of Commerce provides all permissions, permits and promotions (except for food, click for form here).
  • If you are selling or handing out food, you must submit a permit to the health department at Darien Town Hall.


APRIL 1 - 14 Members only & Youth (14-19)
• Registration for Chamber members only. Members will have a two-week priority registration period to sign up and pay. If you do not have a store front, this will be a first come, first serve basis for you!
• Retail vendors (or those offering items, services to sell) will get priority over informational-only vendors.

APRIL 15 Non members
• Registration will open to non-Chamber members and will be collected on a first come, first serve basis for everyone from this point forward.

After the dedicated spots are taken, a wait list will be implemented. Because the spots are limited this year, it is important to register asap!

Retail vendors (or those offering items, services to sell) will get priority over informational-only vendors

• At this time, we should have a good idea what the available space looks like downtown and will contact you for payment if you have been placed on the wait list.

We appreciate everyone being patient during this process as we are dealing with a lot of unknowns due to the construction and timing. It is our goal to give everyone an ideal location but members, retailers and those who register first will have priority.

If you would like to donate the space in front of your store to a vendor for 3 days, please contact


Participation is for Saturday only, 10-5pm, and is free!

  • Youth Entrepreneur tent available Saturday only, 10-5pm, ages 14-19. If younger than 14, must be accompanied by an adult. All tents, chairs, tables and location will be provided for you.
  • The youth entrepreneurial tent will be sponsored by and located next to Bankwell (in between Caffè Nero & Bankwell), registration is free and will be accepted starting 4/1. First come, first serve.
  • When registering, you are reserving 1 spot. If you are more than one person, please email so we can accommodate space.
  • If you are selling or handing out food, you must submit a permit to the health department at Darien Town Hall.

RULES (see above)