Downtown Milford will host “Ladies Night Out” on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. and running until 9 p.m.
Ann Barnette, executive director of the Milford Downtown Development Authority (DDA), previously said the event is geared toward being a fun girlfriend’s shopping night out, where women can get together with friends and make an evening of it.
The Ladies Night Out event occurs twice a year in Milford, first in April and then in October.
Wendi Skolnik, former president of the Milford Business Association, said the first such event occurred six years ago and it consisted of mostly couples. However, over the years the number of men attending the event has dwindled.
Skolnik added that she thought the Ladies Night Out event in April was “terrific,” with around 600 women attending that night, and that she expects around the same number of attendees for the Oct. 4 event.
She added that attendees will be able to pick up a card at participating downtown merchants during the event, and then get the card stamped. Once a card has 10 stamps, participants can turn it in for a chance to win one of 40 gift certificates from Milford businesses and restaurants. No purchases are required in order to get a card stamped.
The event draws women ranging from 20-years-old to 70-years-old.
Downtown businesses will be offering giveaways, discounts, and sales during the event, while area restaurants will also have specials for participants.