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First Friday


What better way to celebrate those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer than in downtown Mount Vernon?! First Fridays are family-friendly events celebrated on the first Friday of each month, June through September. Main Street Mount Vernon invites you to explore historic downtown Mount Vernon through live entertainment, a variety of local food and shopping, kids’ entertainment, and more. Explore your downtown during First Fridays from 6-9 p.m.

First Friday events are planned and organized by the MSMV Marketing Committee along with volunteer support. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 740-393-1481.

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Happy Hour Networking

Networking Happy HourDowntown Mount Vernon is growing, and we’d like to meet other talented enthusiasts at our networking happy hour! Join us for a casual meet and greet networking event to get to know our members and learn what sets downtown Mount Vernon apart. Stay for a little, or stay for awhile; cash bar and appetizers are available.

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Haunted Spirits Pub Crawl

Pub CrawlThe Downtown Mount Vernon Pub Crawl is a fun way to experience many of the unique restaurants and bars of Mount Vernon's Historic Downtown. From the couple who's looking for a fun night on the town, to the large group that wants to create a wandering party, this bar crawl will lead you on a night full of delicious drinks. With all the options, it might take you a couple nights! As always, please drink responsibly. Cheers!

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Small Business Saturday

Mural DedicationMain Street Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon small business community are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, aka “Shop Small Saturday,” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. MSMV invites you to shop until you drop in your own community where you’ll avoid the crowds of Black Friday while investing in your local economy. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday seeks to create love and support for local businesses and to promote vibrant, diverse communities. Show appreciation on this day by shopping small!

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Mount Vernon Christmas Festival

santaIt’s the most wonderful time of the year in Mount Vernon! THIS YEAR, on the first weekend in December, people of all ages join the businesses of downtown Mount Vernon for the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival.  Friday's Lights & Carols, Saturday's Christmas Showcase, and Sunday's parade are sure to delight and enrich your holiday season.  

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Annual Membership Meeting

Main Street Mount Vernon Annual MeetingThe Annual Membership Meeting is a great opportunity for the local businesses and organization to discuss key issues within the Central Business District, distribute important information regarding Main Street Mount Vernon, and vote on new board members and bylaw changes, if needed. In doing this, we maintain transparency by keeping members informed on the status of Downtown Mount Vernon. An Annual Meeting of the Members is required to take place each year according to the bylaws of Main Street Mount Vernon. The bylaws outline when the annual meeting will take place and what is required of the annual meeting.

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

Join us in a celebration of our wonderful volunteers! Our volunteers have devoted their time and effort to ensure an exceptional experience for those participating in Mount Vernon events. We are grateful for their many contributions to the community. As a thank you for their hard work, community members are welcome to attend our Volunteer Appreciation Event to enjoy giveaways and food.


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Annual Awards Dinner

20190418 MSMV 046The Annual Awards Dinner is a special event for Main Street and the Mount Vernon community! This special evening is when we recognize Main Street members for their dedication to the community of Mount Vernon over the past year as well as acknowledge individuals for their continual efforts to strengthen Mount Vernon and themselves.


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Christmas in July Auction

PB267610The Annual Christmas Parade Auction is a great opportunity to support an annual holiday while gaining publicity for your business. Each year, downtown businesses participate in a live auction for sponsorships in the Christmas Parade. All proceeds are donated to the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival and Main Street Mount Vernon.


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