- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- All Ages
This chocolate-themed event features more than 30 participating businesses and pop-up vendors offering chocolate and chocolate-inspired products for attendees to enjoy as they stroll along Mount Vernon’s historic 1st Street.
All attendees will receive a map of participating vendors offering chocolate products for sample and sale. The maps double as a “passport,” challenging attendees to visit the various locations to be entered into a drawing for gift baskets featuring products and gift certificates from Mount Vernon’s Uptown shops.
In addition, the Chocolate Stroll hosts multiple activities for kids of all ages. Kids’ games and face painting will take place in Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s events throughout the day will include crafts, M&M Bingo, yard games, a scavenger hunt, and will kick off with a Story Time by local performer Kim Benesh from the Pinhook Players. Benesh plans to read chocolate-themed children’s books at the event beginning at 10 a.m..
As patrons stroll, they are able to participate in several Guessing Contests. Jars filled with chocolates will be located at the Information booths located at the First Street Community Center, City Hall and the Visitor Center. At each location you can stop and add your guess. Winners will be notified at 2 pm and will win the jar of chocolates.
Returning this year after a 4 year hiatus due to the pandemic is the “Make It With Chocolate” Dessert Contest. It will be headquartered at The Nourishing Root Cafe, located at 100 1st Street SW. The two categories for judging will be Youth (up to 18 years old) and Adult. Entries can be dropped off from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Judging will begin at 1 pm and Winners will be announced at 2:30 pm. Rules and entry forms are available on the website VisitMVL.com.
A Point-Five-K Fun Run will start from the City Hall parking lot at 12:15 p.m. where participants will walk, run, or stroll a third of a mile through Mount Vernon. Participants will receive an event sticker and will have the opportunity to win chocolate medals. There is a $3 registration fee for each participant and registration is accepted the day of the event. All participants should arrive at 11:45 a.m. At the VisitMVL.com website the registration forms and a map of the route are available.