First-Ever “Spring Shop Hop” Coming to Downtown Webb City


In early April, the Webb City Downtown Historic District will come alive with a vibrant, refreshing spring-is-in-the-air event that’s sure to be an enjoyable experience for all those who check it out.

Officially, this first-ever event is called Webb City Downtown Spring Shop Hop and will take place Saturday, April 6, from 9 am-3 pm, according to Webb City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gwen Allen.

Allen says local residents and visitors are encouraged to “come shop at our downtown boutiques, pop-up vendors and food trucks, and ride the city’s street trolley.

“Purchase a VIP pass for $10 each and receive specialty coupons, a swag bag and sweet spring giveaways from downtown merchants. This event is open to the public.”

There will be a number of Webb City’s downtown merchants participating in this sensational shopping event, including 4 Main Antiques, 110 Salon & Boutique, Annie Kate’s, Cool School Shoppe, Eclips Hair & Nail Salon and Twisted Oak & Co.

Other participants are Wig’n Out Boutique, Paint Chips & Glitter Clothing & Jewelry Boutique, Lane 184, Prater’s Pharmacy, Spencer’s Sweet Call and The Mancave Sports Collectibles.

Erin Turner, with Webb City’s Office of Economic & Community Development, says, “This event is a partnership between the city, Webb City Chamber of Commerce and the downtown merchants.

“We have been working for many years to make Webb City’s historic downtown a destination, and this is just one more event to bring people here to enjoy the wonderful things our retail boutiques have to offer.”

Turner adds, “This event mirrors our November Holiday Merry Market Shopping Event.”

The Spring Shop Hop is just one component of a much bigger overall effort that was initiated earlier this decade, and Turner says, “Seven years ago, we had just begun work to get our downtown in the National Register of Historic Places, attracting and encouraging small business retail owners to bring their businesses downtown.

“And, with the help of our Historic Preservation Commission, (it was equally important to “keep the buildings, signage and surrounding area honoring the heritage of Webb City’s past, while embracing the Webb City of the future.”

There’s reason to be thrilled with all that’s been accomplished, and Turner says, “We are proud to be a part of something that we have seen evolve from the beginning.”

And, that’s what makes this spring shopping celebration all the more special.

There’s terrific collaboration and coordination to pull it all together, and Turner says, “What makes an event so successful is the way the downtown merchants, chamber of commerce and our city come together to create events like these for our community and surrounding communities.”