First Friday all about back to school

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AMERICUS — On Friday, Sept. 7, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. This First Friday is a Welcome Back Bash for all educators and students! Downtown merchants will have discounts, samples, giveaways, and more! Festivities begin at 5 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 Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation during the event. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, 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 on the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page.
Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown. Mobile Glassblowing Studios will host glass blowing demonstrations throughout the evening. The Huss Foundation will host local photographer Bill Adams’ work in the gallery. Café Campesino will be unveiling a new coffee label. Center Stage Market will host a “Snack Attack!” with live demonstrations and samples.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Code Black ATL, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, The Look Salon Studio, The Kinnebrew Company, The Maze, Barnett Computers, the Americus Snoball & Shaved Ice Co., and the Americus Regional Visitor Information Center will all be open late offering discounts, samples, food tastings, and more!
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in downtown Americus! Americus Main Street will sponsor live music by local artist Corriere Wilson, from 6-7 p.m. on the steps of City Hall. Purchase a “Cocktail Caddy” from Americus Main Street beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday to participate in First Friday Happy Hour.
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of our organization 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.