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FIRST FRIDAYS RETURN TO DOWNTOWN MOUNT VERNON!   

Interested in being a vendor? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!               

First Fridays are back for the Summer 2022 Season! June, July, August & September First Fridays will ALL have spectacularly special attractions for kids of all ages! Register for a booth using the link below!
https://forms.gle/Wj8iwtp35SrcqVe7A

 

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August First Friday invites you and your Four-Legged Friends to Downtown Mount Vernon ! Set for August 5, with the help of Griffin Insurance, Experience Mount Vernon celebrates the Dog Days of Summer!
A+ Autobrokers returns as the sponsor of the Cruise-In on Public Square! We are pleased to announce that our FREE Cruise-In will take place at First Fridays! Please enter from East High Street or West High Street to access the car show. A map will be made available closer to August 5. We ask that once cars arrive, they stay until 9pm. When exiting, please exit up North Main Street.
Experience Mount Vernon is excited to present the Community Corner! The community corner will be located on West Gambier Street near South Main Plaza, and will feature previews of what will soon be happening in Downtown Mount Vernon! Join us for the judging of the WNZR Dog Costume Parade at the Community Corner as they come down South Main Street from the Square at 7:15pm.
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We have once again partnered with Knox Foodies to provide our food vendors for the First Friday season, and KnoxPages continues their tradition of sponsoring the Knox Foodies First Friday Food Trail! First Friday attendees will now have an opportunity to participate in the trail for a chance to win prizes from downtown restaurants! Pick up your Knox Foodies Trail Card from the Information Table located at the corner of Vine Street and Main Street, follow the rules on the card and #experience the foodie frenzy!
CHECK OUT THE MAP FOR STOPS & INSTRUCTIONS!
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PAKUnited teams up with MVNU Athletics, YMCA of Mount Vernon & New Directions to present the Activity Zone! The Touch-A-Truck station is back! Sponsored by Edward Jones of Mount Vernon and located within the Activity Zone, kids of all ages are invited to get pictures with our local MVPD & MVFD officers as well as their vehicles! From yard games, to team and individual competitions, to interactive attractions, the Activity Zone will be loads of fun this year! Stop by the August zone for a few games never before seen at First Friday!
 
 

We are proud to partner with Knox Public Health to provide a FREE FIRST FRIDAY BIKE VALET!
Parking always been an issue? Live close enough to walk/bike?
Knox Public Health will have a manned valet where attendees can drop off their bikes and pick them up at the end of their event journey, or when the event closes at 9pm!
 
WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE MOUNT VERNON ARTS CONSORTIUM FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT!
Experience Mount Vernon is proud to present the First Friday Concert Series brought to you by Knox Community Hospital and
Central Ohio Technical College!
With a bigger stage, more space, and the stage back up on PUBLIC SQUARE, this year is sure to be the BEST EVER!
AUGUST 5th FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE FLOORWALKERS!
    
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Saturday, 8/13—Little River Band

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Friday, 8/12—Artrageous

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Thursday, 8/11—Phil Dirt & the Dozers

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2021 Experience Mount Vernon Annual Awards Presentations                              

Sponsored by Park National Bank, Experience's Annual Awards Presentations honors businesses and individuals for their work, actions and accomplishments from the previous year. The Experience Mount Vernon Events Committee is fully committed to continuing this tradition. 

 

2021 Community Pride Award sponsored by Griffin Insurance awarded to the                                              Mount Vernon Shade Tree and Beautification Commission!

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2021 Nonprofit of the Year Award sponsored by New Directions Shelter awarded to the                                              Mount Vernon Farmers Market!

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2021 Spirit of Heritage Award sponsored by Ohio Rental awarded to                                               Councilwoman Amber Keener!

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2021 Small Business of the Year Award Award sponsored by                                                                          McDaniel's CPA awarded to                                                                                                                     Almost Famous Sweets & Sodas!

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2021 Medium Sized Business of the Year Award Award sponsored by                                                                  Dominos Pizza of Mount Vernon awarded to                                                                                                                     Happy Bean Coffee Shop!

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2021 Large Business of the Year Award Award sponsored by                                                                          Herald's Appliances & Electronics awarded to                                                                                             Central Ohio Technical College!

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