Mount Vernon Ohio First Friday

MOUNT VERNON OHIO FIRST FRIDAY.  If you enjoy free live music, good food, shopping, fun and family entertainment you should attend one of the First Friday events in Downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio.  First Friday is sponsored by the Heritage Centre Association and is supported by many local area businesses.  First Friday events begin in May and run through October with festivities beginning at 6:00 p.m. and running until 9:00 p.m.  Someone once asked me what First Friday stands for and it is a fairly valid question.  First Friday is the designated event dates that occurs on the very First Friday in May, June, July, August, September and October.

Mount Vernon Ohio First Friday Bounce House photo by Sam Miller

First Friday has a little something for everyone.  Live musical entertainment, a cruise-in car show, art galleries, restaurants, food vendors, retail sales vendors with lots of shopping, tours of the Woodward Opera House from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. plus most of the downtown businesses stay open later and they welcome you to stop and look around.  I clearly remember attending my First Friday event and I couldn't believe everything that was happening in Downtown Mount Vernon because there was so much to experience.  At previous events they have had some special amenities and attractions for children including a live animal petting zoo, balloon sculptures made just for kids and the huge inflatable bounce house is always a big hit with the kids.  Many small towns across America have watched their downtowns fade away yet our Mount Vernon Downtown is experiencing MAJOR growth with the addition of several college expansions.

Mount Vernon Ohio First Friday Car Show Rich and Kathy Hardwick 57 Chevy Photo by Sam Miller This First Friday Mount Vernon Ohio  community feature article is part of our  "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio"  series by REALTOR Sam Miller of  REMAX Stars Realty.  If you would like  to view more Knox County Ohio feature  articles be sure to visit all of our previous  365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio feature articles.