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First Friday

2018 First Friday Season

10464188 10152519766771224 8567415330924270219 nFirst Fridays are family-friendly events celebrated on the first Friday of each month, June through September from 6-9 p.m. 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.

During the summer of 2018, MSMV kicked off the season with “Summer Celebration” on Friday, June 1st, followed by a "Blast from the Past" on Friday, July 6th, "Family Fun Night on Friday, August 3rd, and "Back to School & Farm Fun" on Friday, September 7th. Featured performers on the First Friday stages included the Kokosing River Surf Club, Megan Campbell, the Unusual Suspects, Sarah Goslee Reed & Keen, the Kids' Choice Youth Band, Andrew & Sarah, the Katty Whomp-Ups, and the Mount Vernon Community Band.

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The First Friday Classic Cruise-in took place during June, July, and August on Gambier Street. Kids' entertainment on Public Square included 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.

Those who wanted to stay out a little longer could enjoy the Beer Garden from 8-9 p.m. The Beer Garden was a new feature of First Fridays in 2018, featuring acoustic bands and trivia by Milennial Mount Vernon.

The Mount Vernon First Friday tradition will be continued in the summer of 2019 for more wonderful memories to be made. We appreciate all who have come out for the event in the past and we hope to see you at our next!

Are you interested in being a First Friday exhibitor? Please click here for more information and to sign up!

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