April's First Friday is #MyMarietta History Night!

April's First Friday is set to take place on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and there are over a dozen events happening in downtown Marietta! First Friday events are quickly becoming an anchor for downtown engagement, and we at Marietta Main Street could not be more excited for what's to come. 

Check out the full list of downtown events for April's First Friday below! And, make sure you invite every single one of your friends to join you for what's bound to be an incredible night!

April's First Friday: #MyMarietta History Night Events

+ Finding Winnie: A Story-based Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Various locations | Downtown Marietta

What: This 10-stop scavenger hunt will bring children on an adventure through the storybook Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick. Featuring the history of Winnie the Pooh, children will learn about Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I who followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named that baby bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Winnie's story of adventure and friendship served to create one of the most beloved childhood characters today. 

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online. Learn more here.

+ Pioneer Day Dinner & Program

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: First Congregational UCC Marietta

The Washington County Historical Society is hosting it's annual Pioneer Day Dinner on April 7th. The event will be taking place at the First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta. Social Hour will be from 4:30-5:30, followed by dinner and a business meeting. Ticket holders can transition after dinner to the People's Bank Theatre at 6:45 p.m., for Lest We Forget: Remembering Washington County in WWI.

Tickets to Pioneer Day Dinner & Program are $25 and include dinner catered by DaVinci's as well as your ticket to Lest We Forget. Transportation will be available from the church to the theatre for an additional $3. Learn more here.

+ First Friday for Kids at John Rossi art featuring the boys & girls club of washington county

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: John Rossi Art, 104 Front Street

Come out to the Gallery for a fun evening of Spring Shopping! Artwork from local children will be featured to help raise awareness about our local Boys and Girls Club. Enjoy kid-friendly activities and snacks.

Artist Geoff Schenkel will be on hand discussing his efforts to bring ART and a sense of community-involvement to the BGC kids! Learn more here.

+ #mymarietta history night photo booth

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Twisted Sisters Boutique, 197 Front Street

Join the Twisted Sisters for April's First Friday in downtown Marietta. The shop will be celebrating Marietta's 229th birthday with their photo booth, party hats, horns, balloons and special commemorative hand made coffee mugs! Learn more here.

+ Marietta Adventure Company 5-year anniversary event

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Marietta Adventure Company, 219 Second Street

MAC is coming up on a major Marietta Adventure Company birthday! Their retail space has been open for 5 years this April, and we are so happy they are part of the greater Marietta cycling and paddling community. Come help them celebrate this Friday April 7th from 5-9pm! 

Open house will include the 2nd floor service area and the 3rd floor showroom loft! Check out what MAC has put together over the last 5 years. Drawings for kayak trips, t-shirts, and gift certificates, plus refreshments and specials TBA! Learn more here.

+ History of Fashion

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Teri Ann's, 290 Front Street

Teri Ann's will host Allan Norris and his watercolor paintings of Marietta Landmarks. They'll also be showing a fun and brief video on the "History of Fashion" in-store! Learn more here.

+ Clutch MOV print Magazine special

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Wit & Whimzy, 152 Front Street

Clutch MOV is so excited to celebrate Marietta's Birthday, and what better way than with our Local History Magazine? During April's First Friday, they will be set up at Wit & Whimzy selling copies of Issue 01 and Issue 02, as they get ready for the launch of their third issue! Buy both issues for a special price of $30, or individual copies for $18 each (Regularly priced at $20 per issue.) Or just stop by and say hello! Learn more here.

+ Kids night out with marietta college women's soccer team

Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Dyson Baudo Recreation Center (Marietta College), 215 Fifth Street

This event is a fundraiser for the Marietta College Women's Soccer team. The team will be playing all types of games, arts and crafts, show a couple of movies, and provide pizza for all the kids. $25 for 1 child. $40 for 2. $50 for 3 and up. Ages 3 and up. No registration required. Learn more here.

+ Acoustic night & buy one get one tacos at nacho average taco

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Nacho Average Taco, 114 Putnam Street

Join Nacho Average Taco to celebrate First Friday: April, and support some great local artists, & catch a great Buy One Get One deal on their featured tacos! Learn more here.

+ Performance by veritas classical academy

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Armory Square, 241 Front Street

Veritas Classical Academy is hosting a performance on the lawn of the Armory Square Marietta Ohio on Front Street! Students will recite poems and sing songs connected to the theme of our First Friday #MyMarietta History Night. 

+ lest we forget: remembering washington county in ww1

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam Street

Tickets $15 general admission. 

In April 1917 Congress declared the US was at war. The First World War stands as a forgotten time in American history. On Marietta’s Founders Day, “Lest We Forget” will remember Washington County’s involvement in this conflict with an evening of WWI era music by talented regional musicians and renowned speakers at People’s Bank Theatre. Join The Castle and our community as we reflect and honor the memory of Washington County’s men and women 100 years later.

Featured speakers include: 
- Dr. Paul Lockhart, Author & Historian - Wright State University
- Sgt. First Class Joshua Mann, Historian - Ohio National Guard
- Becki Trivison, Program Coordinator, Local History & World War One Commemoration - Ohio History Connection
- Dr. Matthew Young, Historian - Marietta College
- and more...

Musical performances by: 
- Marietta College Wind Ensemble & Marietta College Choirs
- The Wayfarers
- Barefoot McCoy
- Square Thirteen
- Dan Heidt
- Anthony Mossburg
- Shawna Corder

Purchase tickets here. Learn more here.