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First Friday is a Back to School Bash

AMERICUS — On Friday, Sept. 6, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. This First Friday is a Back to School Bash for all educators and students! Downtown merchants will have discounts, samples, giveaways, and more! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares, and crafts. The Americus Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation during the event. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, free of charge. All activities, exhibits, and performances are free of charge. Maps and playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available at participating locations. More information can be found on the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page. Main Street will be giving away free t-shirts and bottled water at City Hall, while supplies last. First Friday’s Back to School Bash is open to all educators and students in Sumter County and the surrounding areas.

Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown. Mobile Glassblowing Studios will host glass blowing demonstrations throughout the evening. The Huss Foundation will showcase unique artwork, have a giveaway, free food, and more. Americus Sumter County Arts Council will have an Art Education 101 class as well.

Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Code Black ATL, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, Café Campesino, Artfully Arranged, and Love at First Sight Ultrasound Studio and Boutique, the Americus Snoball & Shaved Ice Co., and the Americus Regional Visitor Information Center will all be open late offering discounts, samples, food tastings, and more!

This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of our organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.