A superhero costume contest, classic car show, food trucks, art and music are on deck as Magnolia Park’s boutiques, shops and restaurants stay open Friday evening, September 26, for Ladies and Gents Night Out.
Several local businesses are teaming up with their favorite charities to raise awareness and encourage donations at the monthly Friday evening event.
“Superhero September is for stores to pick a charity to promote,” commented Peggy Woods Pet Emporium’s Jenny Deahl. “We are promoting the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, a charity very near to my heart.”
Other charities sponsored by local shops include Paw Star Rescue at Dark Delicacies, Wildlife Learning Center at Encore Nouveau, Heart of Angels at Romancing the Bean, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center NICU at Van Dorn Gourmets and Cancer Survivors via Jill’s Wish at Pinup Girl Boutique.
The classic car show and superhero costume contest will be held at the UMe Credit Union parking lot. Costumed characters will be walking Magnolia Boulevard between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., encouraging people to join in the contest.
Costumes will be judged at 8:00 p.m. and the top three win gift baskets prizes, all donated by Blast From The Past, a hobby and collectibles store on Hollywood Way.
Dancing mannequins and musical duo Chris and Maggie will perform outside Swift Vintage on Magnolia Boulevard. More musicians are slated to bring live sounds inside and outside stores throughout Magnolia Park.
Rice Balls of Fire, Rockin Ice, Cousins Maine Lobster, Steamed Bun Munchies, the Grilled Cheese Truck and many more food and vendor trucks will be parked along Magnolia Boulevard as well. A complete list of trucks can be found here.
Local art galleries will have extended hours. The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for several blocks in all four directions from the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.
While Ladies and Gents Night Out typically occurs on the final Friday of every month, this September blowout will be the last one for a few months, as the district prepares for the annual Holiday In The Park event to be held November 21.