2018 First Friday Themes Announced!

First Fridays in downtown Marietta are monthly snippets of the best our community has to offer. Our downtown shops are open late, our restaurants feature diverse menus, local musicians and artists are highlighted, and monthly themes offer a variety of experiences for our whole community to enjoy.

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 lineup of First Fridays in downtown Marietta! Through brainstorming sessions with our downtown businesses and coordination by our First Friday Committee, we are proud to offer a fun, dynamic, and unique lineup of themes. 

Check out the list below, including links to our Facebook events for each, and get excited to invite your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors and more to spend each and every First Friday in 2018 in the heart of our community. 


2018 FIRST FRIDAY THEMES

JANUARY: FIRE & ICE NIGHT
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Ice sculptures will be staged throughout downtown. Fire-themed refreshments, drinks, and activities will be staged throughout downtown as well.

FEBRUARY: WINE & CHOCOLATE WALK
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Ticket holders will receive treats of chocolate and tastes of wine as they travel throughout downtown shopping and enjoying our community in the chill of February.

MARCH: NONPROFIT NIGHT
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Local nonprofits will receive invitations to be paired with downtown businesses and offered space on the Armory lawn to showcase their mission, recruit volunteers, and highlight their impact in Marietta.

APRIL: MARIETTA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
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Cake, celebration, & history! Our community will join together to share our love for Marietta, who is turning 230 years old in 2018!

MAY: MARIETTA DERBY
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While the horses are racing in Kentucky, downtown will welcome stick-horse races of our very own and encourage shoppers to don their biggest and boldest hats as they shop and dine downtown.

JUNE: DOWNTOWN MINI GOLF
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Downtown businesses will create their very own custom putting greens for community members to putt their way around downtown.

JULY: DOWNTOWN ART WALK
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This month, we celebrate the art community in Marietta by highlighting public art, local art groups, local artists, art galleries, and more.

AUGUST: ONCE UPON A TIME
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This kid-friendly event is themed for our favorite storybook characters, movies, novels, and more. 

SEPTEMBER: BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
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School is back in session! Let's welcome students, schools, academics, educators, and more into downtown for a fun night uplifting our local schools.

OCTOBER: WITCHES NIGHT
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Let's kick off October in style! Shoppers can build their very own Witch Hats as they travel downtown.

NOVEMBER: KIDS MARKET
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Young business owners will be setup downtown and shops will feature young helpers in-store!