2018 First Friday Season
Get ready to celebrate those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with Main Street Mount Vernon at First Friday on June 1, July 6, August 3, and September 7, from 6-9 p.m. New this summer, an adults-only Beer Garden will be available from 6-11 p.m.First Fridays are family-friendly events celebrated on the first Friday of each month, June through September. MSMV invites you to explore historic downtown Mount Vernon through live entertainment, classic car cruise-in during June, July, and August, and a variety of local food and shopping, kids’ entertainment, a beer garden, and more.
MSMV kicks off the summer season with “Summer Celebration” on Friday, June 1, sponsored by First-Knox National Bank. Kokosing River Surf Club will bring the heart on the main stage with Megan Campbell on the South Stage at Buchwald Plaza, sponsored by Griffin Insurance and Herald’s Appliances and Electronics.
Friday, July 6 will be a “Blast from the Past” with the Unusual Suspects on the main stage, sponsored by Ariel Corporation, and Sarah Goslee Reed & Keen on the South Stage at Buchwald Plaza, sponsored by Griffin Insurance and Herald’s Appliances and Electronics.
Bring your brood to “Family Fun Night” on Friday, August 3, sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki Honda Yamaha Kawasaki. Kids’ Choice Youth Band will take the main stage with Andrew & Sarah on the South Stage at Buchwald Plaza, sponsored by Griffin Insurance and Herald’s Appliances and Electronics.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Katty Whomp-Us will rock the main stage as the Mount Vernon Community Band takes the South Stage at Buchwald Plaza, sponsored by Griffin Insurance and Herald’s Appliances and Electronics.
Send off summer in style with “Back to School & Farm Friday” on September 7, sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, Kenyon College, and
The First Friday Classic Cruise-in will take place during June, July, and August on Gambier Street. Sponsored by Griffin Insurance, Knox Community Hospital, and Woodforest National Bank, Kids’ Entertainment will take place on Public Square including activities with: The Mount Vernon YMCA, Sting Soccer, MTVarts, 4-H, Millennial Mount Vernon, a petting zoo by Hobby Horse Hill, face painting by Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene and more.
Stay out a little longer and enjoy the new Beer Garden with friends! Sponsored by Stein Brewing Company and White Castle, this portion of First Friday will feature acoustic bands and trivia by Millennial Mount Vernon from 8-9 p.m.
Traffic will be closed one block north of Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to the Wright Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Rain location for the band is the CA&C Depot, 501 S. Main St. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hyman, Executive Director, at 740-393-1481.
Are you interested in being a First Friday exhibitor? Please click here for more information and to sign up!