This is the third year of Bandon’s Alive After Five which brought an increase in local business participation and continues the wine walk to the seasonal 3rd Friday of the month event. This is part of the local events organized and sponsored by the Greater Bandon Association a non-profit group of local business members whose mission is “working to revitalize our local community and economy by building upon our history and culture and to preserve Bandon’s historic assets.” Money raised by the Greater Bandon Association is donated to other local events that highlight and increase traffic for the local business community. The money from the Alive After Five event will go towards the Bandon Tree Lighting and special Alive After Five event on Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
Beach Loop Realty is hosting this month’s Alive After Five and setting up at, one of our favorite local shops, Truffles! on Friday the 16th, from 5 PM to 7 PM. Maps of participating businesses and commemorative Alive After Five glasses will be available for purchase. Be sure to visit every merchant for special in store deals or prizes.
Like last year, we have organized a scavenger hunt and 10 special keys will be hidden in several of the shops for you to find. When you do find one, bring it back to Truffles! and see what you have won. There are ten gift certificates, ranging from $10-$30, from participating Greater Bandon Association business up for grabs. Here is the list of the gift certificates you could win:
- The Bandon Mercantile
- The Toy Room
- Esscents Candles & Accessories
- By the Sea Treasures
- Bandon Card & Gift Shoppe
- WinterRiver Books & Gallery
You can begin your wine walk at either Truffles! or Edgewaters Restaurant as both places will have glasses to purchase and maps but you may only redeem a found key at Truffles! Edgewater will also have a special prize for those who finished the wine walk so, be sure to check back with them at the end of you walk. More details on the Alive After Five event can be found on the Facebook page of the Greater Bandon Association.