If you haven’t heard of Etsy, I’m not sure we can be friends! haha! Etsy is where the creative people who actually do the crafts they pin on Pinterest (and do them well) to then sell them! They have everything and anything! Want a mug that says “Hello? Is it tea you’re looking for” with a picture of Lionel Richie’s face on the other side (my personal favourite!)? They have it! Want the CUTEST outfit for your lil one’s 1st birthday cake smash photoshoot? They have HUNDREDS! Want to find a vintage Fisher Price cash register, and not one of the new ones they’re making to look vintage? They have that too! With vendors from all over the world, Etsy has become the go-to for all things creative and one-of-a-kind! This summer you can experience the fun of discovering new things on Etsy in person in your home town! With Etsy’s first ever #EtsyRoadTrip you can meet and mingle with some of your favourite sellers while shopping their one-of-a-kind pieces on the spot!
Etsy.com is embarking on a four-day Canadian road trip in a 30-foot custom AirStream trailer to launch #EtsyRoadTrip, a four-city Canadian tour. From Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 9, mobile marketplaces will pop-up in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto featuring Etsy sellers, musicians and local food trucks alongside concerts, product giveaways and more. This AirStream and the surrounding area it parks in will be completely ‘Etsy-fied,’ with everything from a photo booth, decorated in bunting, gingham, balloons, handmade felt-cactuses and more!
Check out the #EtsyRoadTrip Calendar to find your city’s date!
Montreal – Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2
Ottawa – Monday, August 4
Kingston – Tuesday, August 5
Toronto – Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9
Each city will offer unique shops, food and music to make the experience as one-of-a-kind as it’s sellers items! Follow along using their official hashtag #EtsyRoadTrip on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out their official travel log! I know I’ll be checking out the stop in Toronto August 8th/9th for some amazing custom bowties from Handsome + Lace for Lyric and to watch Toronto seller Jordan de Ruiter craft a floral headband! So if you’re in town, tweet me @AmandaHayden to meet up at the first ever #EtsyRoadtrip!
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