Americus holds First Friday event Nov. 4

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016


AMERICUS — On Friday, Nov. 4, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. Festivities begin at 5P p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. The Americus Trolley will provide attendees transportation throughout downtown. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by the City of Americus free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. Maps and playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available at participating locations. More information can be found at the First Friday Americus Facebook page.
Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown. Visitors to Mobile Glass Blowing Studios will be able to see live glass blowing and have the opportunity to have a custom-blown glass ornament made. The Americus Center for the Arts invites everyone to come in and participate in free art-making and see the new community painting project.
Eat, drink, and listen to some great live music Friday night in Americus. JJ’s Wings & Things, City Grill, Bittersweet Books & Coffee, Richelle’s Bakery, and Floyd’s Pub will all have live music along with tasty food and drinks.
Attendees can also take advantage of great holiday shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Center Stage Market, The Maze, Kinnebrew Co., Allie’s Boutique, Rustic Charm, The Look Salon and Minick Interiors will be open late, and all offering something special in the form of discounts, samples and entertainment for customers.
This event is organized by the First Friday Association of Americus (FFA) in cooperation with the Americus Mainstreet Authority and the City of Americus. The primary mission of the FFA and the FF events is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.