First Fridays and New Downtown Draws

July 10, 2020

MOUNT VERNON – With the extension of the Stay Safe Order, the Main Street Mount Vernon Board of Directors has made the tough decision to cancel the remaining First Friday events.  Main Street Mount Vernon Board Chair, Heather Brayshaw stated, ” While we are disappointed to have to cancel these popular events, the safety and health of our community comes first.  If the situation changes this fall, we hope to offer an alternative activity for the community.”

However, the loss of these central business district events comes with a lining of hope for community members though.  The creation of two downtown experiences has been slated for July and August.

“Christmas in July” is set for 4 – 8 PM on Friday, July 24; and 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, July 25.  Both days will be jam-packed with special deals from downtown businesses.  Merchants plan to decorate their windows and extend their operating hours so the public is able to participate in the experience and enjoy a little mid-summer festivity!  Check the Main Street Moun tVenron Facebook page regularly for the full list of Christmas in July meals and deals.

In August, Main Street Moun Vernon has partnered with the Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival to hole Ohio’s biggest Sidewalk Sale.  Set for August 15th from 10 AM – 4 PM, this activity is part of the Summer in the City initiative.  Main Street Mount Vernon invites community members to stroll the streets of beautiful downtown Mount Vernon and support local businesses as they offer up outdoor shopping.  In an effort to limit excessive contact, customers will be encouraged to minimize handling merchandise unless they plan to make a purchase.

The Main Street Mount Vernon Board of Directors is excited to provide these new and exciting opportunities to downtown Mount Vernon.  If you have any questions, please call Downtown Manager, Anthony McNeal, at 740-393-1481, by visiting , or checking out the Main Street Mount Vernon Facebook page.

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