Get a “taste” of New Canaan tonight

The fourth Taste of the Town Stroll, New Canaan’s “eating-drinking-shopping-fundraising extravaganza,” is just hours away and will happen with or without rain.

Tucker Murphy, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, confirmed Thursday afternoon that the event is taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight despite a 40 percent chance of showers.

“We are ON for tonight,” she said in an email.

More than 30 downtown businesses will open their doors to people looking for a snack, a beverage and a bargain. The price of participation is a donation of canned goods to the New Canaan Food Pantry.

The stroll, also known as a “food-raiser,” will also feature several free activities and culinary delights that will be available at each of the participating venues throughout downtown.

Instead of bringing canned goods, shoppers may also stop by Walter Stewart’s Market, 229 Elm St., and purchase prepackaged bags for $15 or $25, which have a retail value of $25 and $40, and bring the receipt to the stroll.

One of the event’s highlights is a prize drawing that’s scheduled for 9 p.m. in the Pop-Up Park. Thirty-five prizes, worth more $7,000, will be given out, including a weekly blow-dry at Le Boudoir beauty salon, 160 Main St., for one year.

The event kicks off at three different locations — the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, 91 Elm St.; Papyrus, 32 Elm St.; and Sara Campbell, a women’s clothing store on 137 Elm St.

For more information, visit the chamber’s insider’s guide.