The Marketplace on Sunrise Square returns for a special Cupid Crawl event on February 6 from noon to 4 pm. With numerous small businesses and artisans displaying their merchandise on the Sunrise’s park beside the theater, the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts will be a snap to find. And the shopping doesn’t end at the Sunrise – many downtown Southern Pines businesses will be participating in the Crawl with treats and special discounts.
Cupid Crawl is the brainchild of Crystal Eads-Brown of Marie & Marcele Boutique who launched the event in 2020. “Cupid Crawl is a way to support downtown Southern Pines businesses while offering a festive Valentine’s Day shopping event for the community,” said Crystal. “We’ll be offering shoppers free adult beverages, snacks, and a peek at our new spring arrivals as well as great discounts on many items in the boutique.”
In addition to the downtown brick and mortar businesses, the following local merchants will be on the Sunrise park in pop-up shops: Carolina Belle Boutique, Casual Collective Shoppe & Design, Elizabeth Darcy, Form V Chocolates, Haute Moms Dinner Club, Ithika Acres Creamery, Junk ‘N Java Antiques, Kay’s Candles & Melts Collection, Lily’s Quilts, Marie & Marcele Boutique, McRae Designs, Pinecones Field Hockey Club, PineLife, Sam & Sea Artistry, Shining Crystals Handmade Jewelry, Silverwear Handcrafted Jewelry, Sugar Mae Craft, and Wavy Boutique.
At the Marketplace, vendors and shoppers will be required to wear masks at all times. The number of shoppers on the Sunrise Square will be monitored and controlled with separate entrances and exits. Pop-up shops will be spaced 10-15 feet apart for easier social distancing.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the Marketplace’s Cupid Crawl will be rescheduled for Saturday, February 13 from noon to 4 pm.
More information is available on the Sunrise or Marie Marcele Boutique Facebook pages, at SunriseTheater.com, or by contacting the Sunrise at 692-3611. Sunrise Theater is located in Southern Pines at 250 NW Broad Street.