We would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Hopefully everyone got to spend some quality time with friends and family over the weekend.

Krazy Daze

I cannot believe I am saying this but it is already July and already time to start planning your Krazy Daze Specials. The official date for this year is July 25th, but as you know you can hold your event for several days or just the one day.

This year is going to be a lot different than years past. We will not be holding a large gathering type of event but instead focus on each business individually. The focus on our end will be promoting you ALOT on social media. So we will need your help by emailing me what dates you plan on having your sale, what discounts or specials you will be offering, giveaways you might be having, etc. Please text those to me at 405-471-2348, email to info@downtownedmondok.com or messaging me on social media.

Some creative ideas for this event-

If you are a restaurant or bar- offer a special appetizer or drink special that day. Give away a couple of t-shirts or hats.

If you are a business that is still limiting the amount of customers in at one time- do social media sales events. List sale items with limited quantities on social media, days before the event. I bet they are gone before the end of the day. Hold a Facebook Live shopping event. Really fun and your customers will love it.

Extend your Krazy Daze Sale for several days so your customers will be spaced out to control social distancing.

Set up outside your store to promote outdoor shopping.

Edmond Outlook coverNew Members

A big welcome to our newest members- Edmond Outlook.

Edmond Outlook has always be great supporters of Downtown Edmond so we are so happy ot have them as a part of the group.

It is with heavy hearts that the Downtown Edmond Business Association Executive Board has decided to cancel the 42nd Annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival.

Following the Governors guidelines and the City of Edmond’s Council orders, we do not feel that it would be safe for our artists, volunteers or citizens to hold such a large event.

If you are an artist, entertainer or food vendor, please check your email today about our process. It should answer everyone’s questions. If you still have questions beginning tomorrow, please feel free to contact info@downtownedmondok.com

We will look into planning a smaller Fall Event to have something to look forward.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have worked so hard over the last year. We look forward to 2021.

We are getting updates from the city, getting advice and information from the Chamber, EEDA and Visit Edmond daily.  Here is what we know and what we are doing at this time.  This will change hour by hour I am sure but we will keep you as up to date as possible.

  • The City will be holding an emergency city council meeting at 5pm today.  We should know after that time what their recommendations will be for our city.
  • DEBA is updating and posting often on the Downtown Edmond Business Member Facebook page.  If you are not a member, we suggest that you join the group so you can share your information easily as well as get information easily.
  • DEBA is sharing your business information on all of our social media formats.  We need your help though, if you make changes, please email us or post on the group page so we can help spread the word.
  • The Chamber, EEDA, Visit Edmond, Citizens Bank and the city have been sending us recommendations and information that we are sharing with the group.  Things like Small Business loans, ways to keep your business social media relevant, cleaning techniques, ways to help your employees, etc.  I am sharing those on the group page as well.  If you have an idea, feel free to email us at info@downtownedmondok.com and we will share this with the group.

We want you to know that we are there for you and will try our best to keep everyone informed.  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Positive.

Hoot Gibson

Hoot Gibson and other business leaders started the organization to provide a sense of community amongst the Downtown Edmond Businesses. 

All these years later, it is still in operation and stronger than ever.  The Association provides many events for the the city of Edmond like the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival which is in its 42nd year.  The also provide support for the business members by using networking events, training, social media coverage, community outreach and keeping everyone up to date with newsletters and emails.

It is wonderful to be part of such a rich history!

More than 200 pieces of public art dot our city with color and beauty. Some are in plain sight and others require slowing down to see. You can ponder the beauty of murals and sculptures on your own or during the Art in Public Places Tour.  Many of those pieces are located right here in Downtown Edmond.  Take a stroll through our beautiful district and discover the artistic flair.  Our most popular being Humpty Dumpty by artist Kimber Fiebiger located on Broadway between Hurd and Main Street and Dali by artist Chris Cargill located in the Alley at 14 South Broadway.  Both make wonderful photo opportunities. 

If you would like a map of all of the public arts in Edmond, contact Visit Edmond at 405-341-4344.