WELCOME First Friday visitors!!
“We are really excited about the new season of monthly events held every First Friday of the month from April –December, states Brandi Woodall, Blue Plum and First Friday Director. “The goal is to ease into March and build consistency and partnerships along the way. Truly thrilling is the partnership formed with Cumulus Media who will keep everyone in-the-know by helping to promote the monthly events as well.”
2013 First Friday Calendar
March 1, 2013- The kickoff event featuring a Drumming Circle sponsored by Campbell’s Music and dancing from Mona Lisa Belly Dance Company. Bring a drum and join in the fun and dance in the streets!
April 5, 2013- Johnson City Tartan Fest – A first in Downtown Johnson City..wear your kilt and come enjoy music, food and festivities
May 3, 2013- The Corazon Latino- A celebration of Hispanic Culture featuring music, food, and children’s activities
June 7-9, 2013- Blue Plum Festival – Now in it’s 14th year, come out and enjoy one of the South’s largest FREE outdoor music and arts Festivals!
July 5, 2013- July is a great month to chill! After a successful Blue Plum Festival, the Friends of Olde Downtowne will be hosting Annabelle's Curse on stage in front of Nelson Fine Art for a FREE concert. Bring a chair and relax! Music starts at 7pm!
August 2, 2013- First Friday fun continues with music and activities!
September 6, 2013- Come join Hands On! Children's Museum celebrate another birthday AND Touch-A-Truck!
October 4, 2013- Music on Main Street sponsored by East Tennessee State University. Streets close at 5pm and the event starts at 7pm with Mo Sabri on the Main Street Stage followed by the Twang Bangers!
November 1, 2013- Freaky Friday! With pumpkin decorating, costume contests, live music and more!
December 6, 2013- Window Wonderland will be the First Friday event at which we’ll be unveiling our downtown windows. With participating stores offering those in attendance a chance to win prize packages just in time for the holiday! Christimas Caroling at the Lady of the Fountain! Voting for the window contest will take place during the 2013 Johnson City Christmas Parade (ballots will be taken at the Blue Plum Factory from 3pm until 5pm).