First Friday Americus is ‘Game Night!’

Published 10:59 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

AMERICUS — On Friday, March 1, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this month’s First Friday is “Game Night!” Downtown merchants will offer 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. Bring the family for a night of food, fun, and games! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in board games, video games, card games, and several other activities. 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.
Mobile Glassblowing Studios will host Glassy Games and a special Big Bubble Contest. The Huss Foundation’s Art Gallery will be open hosting the opening night of “The Green Show.” 2LC Bakery will host Wheel of Fortune. Center Stage Market will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in an in-store Scavenger Hunt. The Gallery at Americus Arts will host our presenting sponsor, Georgia Southwestern State University. Enjoy virtual reality, board games, and a Magic The Gathering Tournament at Xpert Gaming and Computer Shop.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Café Campesino, Love at First Sight Ultrasound & Boutique, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, The Kinnebrew Company, The Maze, Artfully Arranged Floral Shop & Gift Boutique, the Americus Visitor Center, and Allie’s Boutique & More will all be open late offering discounts, samples, food tastings, hosting games, and more!
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in downtown Americus! Purchase an alcoholic beverage from any restaurant in downtown that serves and ask about the “Cocktail Caddy!” Americus Main Street will provide special cups to those restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages which will allow attendees the opportunity to walk around downtown during the event beginning at 5 p.m.
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.
Americus Main Street is thankful for the event sponsors, Georgia Southwestern State University and Hope Foster Care.