August First Friday will be BIG!

August First Friday will be big!  On the first Friday of August (the 7th), #DtMarion will host a the Riverfront Festival, Happy Hour, God’s House Backpack Giveaway, and CSA Class Registration!  Does this sound a good day to be downtown or what!

The fun kicks off noon in the Riverfront Festival Food Court with lunch vendors! The full festival will open at 5 p.m.  Adams Street between First and Second Streets will be lined with local artisans, crafters, retailers, and informational vendors. The KD Entertainment Kid’s Zone will be set-up in the Family Service Society parking lot, while local Food Truck vendors will be set up in the big lot along First Street between Branson and Adams Streets.  Monna Black & Co. will be on the scene painting faces for FREE!  Also, the concert on the Riverfront stage will feature the Daddy O’s!  Chairs and blankets are welcome!  Make sure to get there early to grab a spot by the stage for maximum enjoyment!

In the 3rd Street Courtyard on the Courthouse Square, Main Street Marion will host the August Happy Hour this Friday as well!!  Join us in the Courtyard this First Friday with Rebel’s Pub from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Our local and talented musicians Dillon Hamilton and Devin Hopwood will take turns performing on the stage.

God’s House will be hosting their 10th annual backpack giveaway during the Riverfront Festival along First Street between Adams and Branson Streets.  They will begin handing out backpacks at 6 p.m.  Each child must be present at the event to receive their backpack full of school supplies!! This is one of our biggest events of the year, and we all so excited to see you there!

Marion Community School of the Arts will be open for registration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. during First Friday!  To celebrate the occasion, Hoosier Jiffy Print will have their mobile screen printing set up on the sidewalk selling CSA t-shirts!

The remaining 2015 First Fridays Downtown Celebration Schedules are as follows:
August First Friday, August 7th.
Theme: FUN #DtMarion

September First Friday, September 4th.
Theme: Made in Marion Downtown Art Walk

October First Friday, October 2nd.
Theme: Oktoberfest

November First Friday, November 6th.
Theme: Light Up the Night

December First Friday, December 4th.
Theme: Have a Holiday!

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