WINNSBORO — Just as Martha and the Vandellas, David Bowie and Mick Jagger and Van Halen predicted, summer is here and soon there will be dancing in the street. More specifically, it will take to the streets of Winnsboro on Friday when Shaggin in the Street is held.
“This is our fifth annual Shaggin’ in the Street,” said Connie Shackelford, community development for Town of Winnsboro.
Flashback, which have provided the entertainment for three previous Shaggin’ in the Street celebrations, will be playing music for this year’s festivities.
“I call them Winnsboro’s adopted band,” Shackelford said. “People love them — they’ve kind of got a following here.”
Music and dancing begins in front of the Town Clock at 8:30 p.m., but Winnsboro’s merchants will begin the fun earlier.
“The merchants are going to start having things at 6 p.m.,” Shackelford said.
This means merchants will be participating in the night’s throwback aesthetic.
“Many of the merchants will be dressed up in ’50s and ’60s attire,” Shackelford said. “Poodle skirts, things like that.”
A wine tasting will be held at Cornwallis Room Tea House at 6 p.m. for a small fee and some downtown Winnsboro shops will be open during the festivities.
Music starts at 8:30 p.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. Despite the late time, Shagging in the Street is a family event.
“It’s most definitely a family event,” Shackelford said.
There will be vendors for snacks, but Shackelford said seating will not be provided so attendees need to being their own chairs or blankets.