First Friday returns this week


XENIA — Xenia First Friday will feature more than 60 arts and crafts, food vendors on 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 2 downtown.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join participants on the courthouse lawn to enjoy live music from Michael Locke and the Repeat Offenders. The band BulletProof will be performing at the Narrow Path Plumbing parking lot on the corner of Second Street and South Detroit St. Bible Missionary Baptist Church Band and Praise Team will have special performances starting at 7 p.m. at the Xenia City Administration Building on East Main St.

Euro Bungee jump will be located on South Detroit St. Don’t miss Spiderman and Supergirl who will be strolling the festivities. In addition during the event will welcom yo-yo expert, J.J. Pethtel, juggler and unicycle rider Matt Jergens and aerialist duo for Up Down Go and the Amazing Giants stilt walkers.

Many of the streets downtown will be closed to through traffic, making room for the Cruise-In, bouncy houses, a farm animal petting zoo, musical acts, and community groups. This month will also feature; the Bat and Joker Mobiles on South Detroit St. Along with Batman and Robin, Zilcho the Clown, Magician Dave Davis, DJ Rob Bullen, Caricaturist Dennis Porter, Xenia Bouncy Castle and Party Rental inflatables, Kra-Z Facepainting, and Jungle Island petting zoo, all to help First Fridays deliver a night of family fun.

Food vendors include: Bette-Juanita Concessions, Cork-N-Bottle, Christian Brothers Meat Co., Dine-N-Dash, Long’s Concessions, Rooters, and Zerkle’s Food Concessions. These vendors will be located at the Second St Food Court, and AHOP Burgers will be located at the Cruise-In.

Additional food locations are: One Bistro on East Main St, Willie’s Sports Bar and Grille, and Acapulco Mexican Food in Xenia Towne Square, Tables of Contents on South Detroit St. and Sweets Boutique and Cafe, on E. Second St. Don’t forget to stop by the newest addition to downtown, The Coffee Hub, 61 E. Main St.

First Fridays Bucks can be purchased at the Kid’s Carnival, located in the Montgomery Insurance & Investments parking lot, and every player wins a prize. The Greene County Library Bookmobile will be located on West Second St. near the Food and Entertainment Court. While at the food court, enjoy family friendly music from DJ Rob Bullen and K-9 demonstration with Officer Tim Littleton and Crash at 6-8 p.m. The strongmen of ChristStrength Gym will be doing demonstrations at the South Detroit St. location. Many of the downtown businesses will be holding specials during the event.

Those interested in attending, volunteering, performing, vending at, or sponsoring a future event are welcome to visit website to learn more about the event. Upcoming Xenia First Fridays events are set to be held on each first Friday through July 2017. Events run from 5-9 p.m.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Story courtesy of Xenia First Fridays.

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