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Guests stroll along the street in downtown Claremore visiting various businesses, tasting samples from local restaurants, enjoying live entertainment and gazing at the children’s flag art at last year during Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore.

They say every city has its own energy, a collective vibe made up of blending things like history, culture, architecture, music and food. Claremore Main Street and Claremore Chamber of Commerce invite local residents to Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore. While you can’t actually taste this unique city recipe, you can introduce your palette to all the little ingredients that make up the historic Oklahoma city.

In 2016, more than 20 local restaurants and wineries set up inside various downtown stores and businesses, showcasing samples to the hundreds of people sipping, savoring and shopping.

The event returns on April 29 for a night full of tasting, shopping and strolling.

“We have great support from local restaurants around the community as well as from our downtown businesses that host,” said Jessica Jackson, Main Street director. “It’s one of our favorite events each year.”

The three-hour, self-guided food experience begins at 6 p.m. and spans the three blocks of downtown along Will Rogers Boulevard.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day-of while children five years and younger who are eating off an adult’s plate are free. Tickets will go on sale in the participating downtown stores in early April.

In addition to the food and shopping, the evening will feature a variety of sidewalk entertainment by talented local musicians.

New this year, the event will also include a silent auction – offering attendees another opportunity to go home with goodies. The auction will be held in the Main Street/Chamber office, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

“We’re excited to add the silent auction to our already great event,” said Dell Davis, Claremore Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “It’s just a little touch that makes Taste of Claremore even more special without taking away from the point of the event – tasting and shopping!”

Additionally, guests will get to vote on their favorite flag featuring train safety created by fourth-graders in Claremore. The flag art is made possible by Union Pacific Railroad.

“The flag art gives local elementary school students an opportunity to learn about Claremore history and train safety,” Davis said.

Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore is hosted by Claremore Main Street and the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce, both of which are non-profit organizations in town. Proceeds of the event go to support the organization’s individual missions.

For more information, including a list of restaurants, musicians and participating stores as the event draws closer, visit HYPERLINK "" or call Claremore Main Street at 918-341-5881.

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