shop late each month

Small businesses are open late from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the First Friday of each month with lots of great local experiences to enjoy!

First Fridays in downtown Marietta, OH 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 unique, fun experiences for our whole community to enjoy.

Mark your calendars for the First Friday of each month, January to December, and head downtown from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.!

2017 First Friday Themes

January: Fire & Ice
Hosted by Downtown Merchants

February: Unlocking the Key to Marietta's Heart
Hosted by Downtown Merchants

March: Mardi Gras After Party
Hosted by Washington State Community College

April: #MyMarietta History Night
Hosted by The Castle

May: Ohio's First Adventure
Hosted by the Marietta-Washington County CVB

June: Downtown Mini Golf
Hosted by the 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing

July: Art Walk
Hosted by the Public Art Committee of Marietta Main Street

August: 42nd Annual Band Organ Rally
Hosted by American Flags & Poles

September: Bring Forth the Pioneer
Hosted by Marietta College

October: Marietta Tiger Homecoming
Hosted by Marietta City Schools

November: Marie Antoinette Festival
Hosted by the Marie Antoinette Festival Committee

December: Hometown Holidays
Hosted by the Promotions Committee of Marietta Main Street