Stroll & Shop Second Saturdays

Littleton’s bustling main thoroughfare truly comes alive during the second Saturday of each summer month. Escape the hustle of downtown Denver and head to this cozy, quaint suburb for the weekend. Stroll & Shop Second Saturdays ends in October, so here’s what you need to know to make the most out of this last hurrah.

When & Where

Second Saturdays concludes on October 9 in downtown Littleton, Colorado. As part of the “Weekends on Main” event, patrons can participate in this merchant market from 9am until 4pm. Other activities related to the “Weekends on Main” event may continue taking place before or after “Stroll & Shop”.

At 4pm on Friday until 11pm on Saturday, Main Street shuts down and becomes a pedestrian walkway. Parking is available along all side streets and bike racks are aplenty for cycling enthusiasts looking to get some miles in.

What is “Stroll & Shop Second Saturdays”?

Vendor and artisans both local and state-wide come to peddle their wares at this popular open-air market. From vintage finds, cool clothing, and hand-made pottery to personal care products, gourmet food items, and original artwork, this Littleton makers mart has something for all tastes and styles. Get a jump-start on holiday shopping while supporting local businesses and Colorado’s creative sector.

History of Downtown Littleton

Littleton isn’t just a byproduct of Denver’s urban sprawl. In fact, the city traces its roots back to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1859. As miners flocked to the Rocky Mountains, farmers, merchants, and other tradesmen were needed to provide the goods and services needed for daily life.

Trenches and ditches were required to carry water from the Platte River out into the plains to irrigate the fields and provide new residents with water access. The surveying and development of present-day Littleton was conducted by Richard Sullivan Little. He ended up falling in love with this area of Colorado, erecting a house, and establishing a flour mill that became the economic backbone.

Agriculture was the mainstay of Littleton until post WWII when technological, manufacturing, and pneumatics found their way to this sleepy Denver outpost. Since then, housing, a community college, and a reservoir have made Littleton into a microcosm of its much larger, louder neighbor. It still reflects its agrarian roots without sacrificing on big-city amenities like fine dining, live music, community events, and more.

Windermere Apartments in Littleton is a great place to call home. We are within walking distance to many of the city’s great restaurants, bars, and parks. Contact us today to learn more about the spacious, modern residences and welcoming community at Windermere.

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