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.!



2018 First Friday Themes

January: Fire & Ice night

February: wine & chocolate walk
sponsored by century 21 full service realty

March: nonprofit night
sponsored by marietta community foundation

April: marietta's birthday party
sponsored by the galley

May: marietta derby
sponsored by peoples bank theatre

June: Downtown Mini Golf
sponsored by tba

July: downtown Art Walk
sponsored by TBA

August: once upon a time
sponsored by kiwanis club of marietta

September: Back to school bash
sponsored by washington state community college

October: witches night
sponsored by tba

November: kids market
sponsored by tba

December: moonlight madness
sponsored by tba

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: MCS Tigers Night
Hosted by Marietta City Schools

November: Downtown Cake Walk
Hosted by the First Friday Committee

December: Moonlight Madness
Hosted by the First Friday Committee

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Nonprofit Night

March's First Friday is Nonprofit Night. 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!

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