First Fridays make their return to Downtown Mount Vernon!
Great food, live music and family fun for all at the 2021 downtown First Friday season. Main Street Mount Vernon is thrilled to bring fun, free, family entertainment for the residents of Mount Vernon and beyond.
The season kicks off with a Welcome Back to Downtown celebration commemorating the first large scale event to take place in the Central Business District since the shut down! Sponsored by Riverside Recovery Services (http://www.riversiderecovery.rehab/
) June First Friday will feature local talent, The Bonafides on the Main Stage located on Gambier Street along the South Main Plaza, with the secondary stage featuring local talent sponsored by Happy Street Bru-Werks. The Food Truck Trail provided by Knox Foodies, Activity Zones with fun, family friendly activities, and the return of the Cruise-In sponsored by A+ Autobrokers! With over 50 vendors, there will be something for everyone, and for the first time ever, vendors at First Fridays will be able to sell their products!
Don't forget to stop in to the wonderful retail shops, restaurants and other attractions in Downtown Mount Vernon and support our local merchants!
“The Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to work with Main Street Mount Vernon,” said Olivia Toth, Marketing Director at Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Mount Vernon board member. “First Friday’s serve our community and provide an opportunity to showcase our beautiful downtown, they also offer outside guests another reason to visit Knox County. The support that the Main Street program offers to downtown businesses is another reason we continue to see tourism growth in this area in the way of restaurants, shops, and other businesses.”
With the COVID-19 Regulations changing so regularly, we will be staying up to date on the current status. All Ohio Department of Health mandates will be followed on the day of the event. Your safety and your family's safety is our highest concern. With an event that will likely draw a larger crowd, we encourage community members and visitors alike to stay up to date on the mandates, and visit a First Friday when you are comfortable to do so.
Traffic will be closed one block north of Public Square, around the Square and on South Main Street down to the Ohio Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Downtown Manager Anthony McNeal at 740-393-1481.