Historic Downtown is the place to be the First Friday of every month! East Main Street is closed from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., however each venue has its own times and will be opened/closed accordingly. Bring your friends and family to this free event and explore. More than two dozen locations — including art galleries, retail shops, museums, co-working spaces, restaurants and bars, coffee shops and more — participate in this event, which every month offers something new and surprising.
Be here for exhibit openings at the galleries and museums or chili cook-offs, waterslides and human foosball. Along with a variety of entertainment options, including street performances and roaming entertainers, outdoor concerts, vendors, storytellers, dancers, fire throwers, hula hoopers and… well, you get the idea! Create memories here with our activities and experiences for children, adults and families.
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Here is the schedule for the FUN* FREE* FIRST FRIDAY of the month series!
April 1: Corazon Latino
May 6: Jazz Jam and Buzz Fest
August 5: Beach Music with Outdoor expo
September 2: Umjoa Unity Festival, Friday and Saturday
October 7: Blues Little Chicago Style
November 4: Country Music Heritage
December 3: Christmas Parade – 12 Days of Christmas
New Year’s Eve, December 31: Hello Downtown 2017!