Hickory – Head into Hickory on June 1 for the first City Walk Summer Celebration. The event will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the parking lot beside the Lowe’s Foods City Park in Downtown Hickory. There will be music, games, a Bourbon Tasting, a beer garden and Barbeque with all the Fixin’s prepared by Smoke This, Market on Main and Hickory Soup Kitchen.

Interested in preordering your meal or picking up take out? Please call 828-638-0671 for information. Barbeque will also be available by the pound. The plate includes a hefty amount of barbeque, beans, slaw and a dinner roll.

Musical entertainment includes Sycamore Bones, Coddle Creek, The Tony Eltora Band, and Scott Moss and the Hundred Dollar Handshakes.

Proceeds will benefit Hickory Soup Kitchen and Hickory Downtown Development.

Sponsors include: Front runner sponsors are Lowes Foods, Alex Lee, and MDI. Pace setter sponsors are Neill Construction Company, Pepsi, HSM, Gordon Recyclers, Inc, Olde Hickory Brewery and City of Hickory. Pathfinder sponsors are Transportation Insight, BB & T, Paramount Kia Hickory, Frye Regional Medical Center, Broome Insurance, Taste Full Beans, Artisan Soapery, First Security Insurance, Patrick, Harper & Dixon, Jackson Creative and Focus Newspaper.

For more information on the Hickory Soup Kitchen please visit https://hickorysoupkitchen.org/ or call (828) 327-4828.

For more information on HDDA, membership, businesses, other events and downtown Hickory, please call 828-322-1121 or email [email protected]. Please visit the website, www.downtownhickory.com.