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This Week in Photos: 2nd Saturday in Oberlin

July 14, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A busy street with vendors selling goods under canopy tents.
2nd Saturday in Oberlin.
Photo credit: John Seyfried

A bustling street on a summer Saturday morning in downtown Oberlin serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

Vendors selling baked goods, vegetables, jewelry, handcrafted items, and other articles were nestled under canopy tents and next to tables throughout downtown and Tappan Square at the 2nd Saturday in Oberlin event on July 10. 

2nd Saturdays began last month as a means for visitors, students, and residents to enjoy music, explore downtown stores and businesses, and take part in family friendly games. 2nd Saturdays will take place every month this summer.

July’s theme—Family Fun and Music—invited guests to pick up a scavenger hunt passport and win a prize by finding musical instruments hidden in downtown businesses. Other events included performances by local musicians and Oberlin Conservatory students, an origami lesson for children, and a display of vintage Volkswagen vans.  

See more photos from July’s 2nd Saturday by visiting Oberlin’s Flickr page.

a woman dances in front of a man playing a hand organ.
A woman gives a dance performance in front of a small live band. Photo credit: John Seyfried
A woman leads a tour.
A guide from the Oberlin Heritage Center leads a Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk. Photo credit: John Seyfried
Two people playing the violin on a sidewalk.
Credo Music members give a sidewalk performance. Photo credit: John Seyfried
Two woman stop in front of a lady selling jewelry on an outside table.
Visitors stop by a jewelry vendor. Photo credit: John Seyfried


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