Join Us In Downtown Xenia this Friday for June’s First Friday!

Xenia First Fridays will feature plenty of fun and exciting activities and entertainment as the 2018 season continues this Friday, June 1st from 5-9pm! Vendors, entertainers, and people of all ages will be enjoying the festivities in downtown Xenia. We hope you can join us for another fun filled night!

Downtown will be busy with activities and performances throughout the night. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the courthouse lawn to enjoy live music from the Summer Highway Band. Here you can also enjoy the entertaining juggler and aerialist duo of Up Down Go. Be on the watch for many strolling entertainers downtown and have your camera ready to capture the memories. Share your pics with us on Facebook @ First Fridays in Xenia and Instagram #xeniafirstfridays.

Juggler Matt Jergens is ready to perform his entertaining acts. Dave Davis, a highly talented and entertaining magician, will be strolling the event as well. Stop and enjoy a show with Dave! Crowd favorite, The Amazing Giants stilt-walkers, will be bringing big fun this month. Ohio’s Batman will appear for photo ops beginning at 630pm. Lucky the Clown will be making his popular balloon creations on W Main St. Dennis Porter will be drawing free caricatures of participants on S Detroit St.

Bible Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team and Choir joins us this month to perform beginning at 6pm on S Detroit St. The strongmen of ChristStrength Gym will be doing demonstrations of their almost super human strength! Have some bouncing fun at Xenia Bouncy Castle and Party Rental inflatables or feed the animals at the Farm Animal Petting Zoo and Jungle Island Petting Zoo.

The popular Children’s Carnival returns this month, located in the Montgomery Insurance & Investments lot. Every player wins a prize. The Greene County Library Bookmobile will be rolling into First Fridays for the evening. Shop a collection of great reads for kids and teens. Be sure to visit this fun booth, Kra Z Face Painting, for a memorable face painting experience. The caboose will be open at Xenia Station from 5-7pm for anyone that is interested in the railroad’s history. The Flower Stop, in their new location at 72 S Detroit St, will be hosting the First Fridays Silent Auction to raise funds for more activities and entertainment. Stop by and bid on many of the great items available this month donated by area businesses.

Visit the First Fridays Cruise-In on N Detroit St to admire cars from all generations as well as many other activities! Interested in bringing your ride? Cruise to downtown after 3pm when the streets close for the fun. Share your cruise in pictures on Facebook @ Xenia’s First Fridays Cruise In.

The Muddy Buddys Jeep Wrangler Club will be hosting a Jeep Cruise-In on S Detroit St for Jeep enthusiasts. All are welcome! The Jeeps will be located near Devil Wind Brewing, 130 S Detroit St.

Watch for special arrivals from our First Fridays 2018 Title Sponsor-Fisher’s Shop Inc and the Batmobile from Carl’s Body Shop!

Food vendors at the Second Street Food Court seek to please your appetite with a variety of foods from Cork n’ Bottle, Rooters, Our Melt Bar, Sugar Shack, and Bette-Juanita Concessions. A sack-lunch style burger, chips, cookie, and drink will be available from AHOP Burger Burn at the cruise-in area. Visit Gibbs Ole-Tyme Hamburgers near the Jeep Cruise-In and Devil Wind Brewing on S Detroit St. They’ll be serving hamburgers, coney dogs, slaw dogs and more! Support our downtown eateries One Bistro-87 E Main St, Coffee Hub-81 E Main St, Flour Bake Shop-13 E Main St, Tables of Contents-30 S Detroit St, Sweets Boutique Bakery & Café-28 E Second St, and Acapulco, Donatos, and The Buck & Ear in Towne Square.

We ask you to support our downtown businesses and eateries as they are what brighten and bring activity to downtown Xenia. Many of the businesses have planned activities and will be holding specials during the event. The Coffee Hub will be hosting open mic night and offering coffee and sweet samples; Starving Artist Sale starting at $1 at Sip and Dipity; 25% discount on photo restoration at Eclectic Attic; Pastry Extravaganza, Barbecue Ribs Dinner Special and Boxed Lunch Specials at Sweets Boutique Bakery & Café; Xenia Shoe & Leather will have 20% off in-stock merchandise and new items on their 40% off tables and more! We invite you to explore our downtown!

We are excited to have Fisher’s Shop Inc as our Title Sponsor for the 2018 season! We also would like to thank our other event partners, Montgomery Insurance and Investments, The Flower Stop, Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia Shoe & Leather, McIlvaine Realtors and Nick’s Restaurant.

Those interested in attending, volunteering, performing, vending at, or sponsoring a future event are welcome to visit website to learn more about the event. Find us on Facebook at First Fridays in Xenia. Upcoming Xenia First Fridays events are set to be held on each first Friday through July 2018. Events run from 5-9pm. All donated funds are tax-deductible.


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