September First Friday Offers Shopping, Music, Entertainment and Family Fun In Historic Downtown Xenia
First Friday has become a much anticipated community event in downtown Xenia, Ohio. The first Friday of each month, families and friends gather to enjoy live music, shopping, and entertainment against a backdrop of beautiful historic buildings.
September’s First Friday entertainment will include blues-rock power trio Reactor, performing live in front of the Courthouse from 5:00-8:30 p.m., and international gold medalist comedy juggler Matt Jergens. Matt will be performing in locations across downtown from 5:30-8:30 p.m., don’t miss the chance to see this amazing one-man show in action.
Additional entertainment options include the Greene County Historical Society’s walking tour starting at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Courthouse, and the students of Doug Yates Karate performing on the Courthouse lawn at 6:45 p.m. The lovely ladies of Zumba also return to First Friday this month at the Montgomery Lot from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society. The band Just-N-Tyme will be playing at All Sports at 8:30pm.
The Silent Auction will be held at The Flower Stop on W. Main with proceeds going to XDRC to fund downtown events and activities. The auction is a popular First Friday event, so stop by early to bid on gift items, tickets to area events, and gift certificates to local businesses. First Friday is also great time to check out downtown Xenia’s unique shops and businesses, many of which will be open into the evening. The event will also feature a number of new vendors offering handmade goods and popular products.
Event goers are invited to stop by the information booth located at the southwest corner of W. Main and S. Detroit streets anytime throughout the evening. XDRC volunteers will be available to answer questions about First Friday, the upcoming 2012 Christmas Window Decorating Contest, and downtown Xenia events, workshops and projects.
To learn more about First Fridays, or to learn about volunteer opportunities with the XDRC, go to www.xeniadrc.org or like them on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/xeniadowntown. To be placed on an XDRC mailing list by mobile phone, text xeniadowntown to the number 22828. For more information about all of the exciting things happening in downtown, contact Mary Crockett at 937-376-7286.
To get the downtown you want, engage the downtown you have!