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2021 Experience Mount Vernon Annual Awards Presentations                              Nominations Due: May 2nd                                                   NOMINATE TODAY!

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. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Annual Awards! One nomination in each category per registered investor email is accepted and investors are welcome to nominate themselves or their company. Nominations are kept confidential. 2021 Awards are as follows:


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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!


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June First Friday Presented by Riverside Recovery Services!

The Family Fun is just around the corner! June 3rd is SET, and we are ready to welcome YOU back to Downtown Mount Vernon with the help from our friends at Riverside Recovery Services! 
If you wish to be a vendor for the event, please fill out the form linked below prior to May 24!


A+ Autobrokers returns as the sponsors 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 June 3. We ask that once cars arrive, they stay until 9pm.  When exiting, please exit up North Main Street. 
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 Trail! First Friday attendees will now have an opportunity to participate in the trail for a chance to win prizes from downtown restauraunts! 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 fooodie frenzy!
Experience Mount Vernon is excited to present the FIRST ever 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!  June First Friday will feature MTVarts with a few performances from their upcoming show, Oliver, as well as a performance from Spotlight Dance Studio. Sponsored by New Directions Shelter of Knox County, another element of the Community Corner will focus on the content of Oliver and how to deal with these situations in our communities. Accompanied by several other local agencies that deal in family services, New Directions will have a booth located in the zone!  Stop by and check them out!
Also sponsoring the Activity Zone, New Directions has partnered with MVNU Athletics & PAKUnited to present activities for the whole family to enjoy!  The Touch-A-Truck station is back!  Sponsored by Edward Jones on Coshocton Avenue and located within the Kid's 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 zone around 6:30 for a Dance Party!
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! With a bigger stage, more space, more seating, and the stage back up on PUBLIC SQUARE, this year is sure to be the BEST EVER!