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Enjoy First Fridays in Downtown Mount Vernon!
 
Interested in exhibiting?

Read our FAQ's about First Friday to learn more!
Download our Exhibitor Application Form to apply
 
Questions about a food vendor license?
Contact the Knox County Health Department at (740) 399-8004.
 
About First Friday
 
First Fridays are celebrated on the first Friday of each month, May through October. This is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to explore downtown Mount Vernon. You can also shop into the evening with stores and galleries open late. The event runs from 6:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, kids' activities, food vendors and much more!
 
First Friday events are planned and organized by the MSMV Promotions Committee along with volunteer support. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (740) 393-1481.
 

 

2017 Event Sponsors and Entertainment

 

 
 
 
 
June 2
 
Main Stage: Kokosing River Surf Club Sponsored by First-Knox National Bank
South Stage: WNZR R.E.A.L. Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount VernonBalloon Artist Rex Naylor Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPIRed Cross Anniversary Celebration, Bye Bye Birdie Preview by MTVarts, Cornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
 
Also Featuring the Red Cross Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy an anniversary cake on the square along with displays and information on the Red Cross at their table. This is a great opportunity to talk with current volunteers to learn more about our local American Red Cross of Knox County. Activities and giveaways will be available for kids.
 
 
July 7
 
Main Stage: The Shuman Band Sponsored by Ariel Corporation
South Stage: Sonrise Saints Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount VernonBalloon Artist Rex Naylor Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPICornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
 
 
August 4
 
Main Stage: Project Round Table Sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki
South Stage: TaVaci Select Performers followed by the Uncorrections both Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount VernonBalloon Jimmy Burcham Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPICornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
 
 
September 1
 
Main Stage: The Shuman Band Sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, Kenyon College, Knox County Career Center and Mount Vernon Nazarene University
South Stage: MVNU Jazz Band Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount VernonBalloon Artist Rex Naylor Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPI, Agriculture Night, Presentation of Volunteer Awards, Cornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
 
 
October 6
 
Main Stage: Six Miles to Nellie Sponsored by Knox Community Hospital
South Stage: Sarah Goslee Reed Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount VernonBalloon Artist Rex Naylor Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPI, Dogtober Fest hosted by WNZR, Cornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
 
 
 
May 5, 2017
Main Stage: Katty Whomp-Us Sponsored by Griffin Insurance
South Stage: Sarah Goslee Reed Sponsored by Ver-Mac Industries
Other Activities: Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by Donley Ford LINCOLN of Mount Vernon, Balloon Artist Rex Naylor Sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore & SPI, Cornhole Sponsored by Flappers Bar & Grille & Herald's Appliances & Electronics
Also featuring the Wright Center Open House! From 6-8 p.m., community members are invited to visit the Wright Center, Kenyon College's new location at 400 South Main Street. Inside the Wright Center visitors will find a state-of-the-art film center and community hub, featuring the new home for SPI, where Science and Play Intersect; Kenyon's Office for Community Partnerships and Film Studies Program. This community open house will feature tours of all three floors of the renovated warehouse; student displays including community-based projects in Art, Religious Studies, English and Science; free hands-on play experiences at SPI; a live broadcast from 93.7 The Super Q along with First Friday games with prizes; free pizza and ice cream treats.

Look for WNZR’s “Big Blue” near Public Square. Stop by and register to win a special “Clean Up, Dress Up and Checkup” prize basket for the family featuring:

  • An entire house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company. Amy Kessler gives you 4 hours of house cleaning! (Valued at $100)!
  • A certificate for 1 individual comprehensive eye exam with Amazing Eyes Family Vision! (Valued at $135)
  • Two $15.00 gift certificates for Premier Designs Jewelry with Amberly Frye
  • Plus WNZR goodies including chip clips, hand fans, cups, Frisbees, guitar flyswatters and more! The prize package is valued at over $265.00!
 
 
 
Thank You to our Media Sponsors!
 
 
 

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