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April 15, 2024

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Sidewalk Chalk Contest, Art Crawl & More Sept. 15

Who is the Picasso of Sidewalk chalk in Murfreesboro? Find out September 15th.

Main Street Murfreesboro hosts several downtown events to bring tourism and community residents to the historic downtown business district. On September 15th, the downtown will be a host to several events for attendees to walk around and enjoy including free music, art, chalk art and food. 

Enter the Sidewalk Chalk Contest

The second Main Street & Boro Art Crawl “Sidewalk Chalk” contest will take place for young and mature artists to compete with chalk drawings on the downtown sidewalks. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m. on the stage of the Friday Night Live Concert.

Sidewalk chalk drawings will take place during the day and judging will start at 6 p.m. Interested artists may enter the Sidewalk Chalk contest here or through

Categories include:

  • early youth
  • 6-13
  • older youth 14-17
  • amateur adults 18+
  • professional artists 18+

There is no fee to participate but the deadline to join is September 1st. First place winners in each category will win a downtown gift card.

Boro Art Crawl & Friday Night LIVE

This event is in partnership with the Boro Art Crawl, taking place September 15 around the Murfreesboro Public Square from 5 – 8 p.m. and the Main Street Murfreesboro Friday Night Live Concert from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

The Boro Art Crawl is a quarterly event that occurs to promote local artists by partnering with downtown businesses to host over 20 area artists during the event. For more information on participating as a local artist and selling your products during the crawl go to

The Friday Night Live concert will be hosting “Ultimate Oldies.” Come downtown from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for this free, family friendly concert around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Wear your MTSU Blue for “True Blue Weekend” as the weekend of the first home football game kicks off!

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.