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First Friday: Adventure Vibes

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for this engaging and fun summer series and experience the streets of Downtown Elizabethton come alive for an amazing community event. This month’s First Friday is sponsored by Eastman Credit Union!

Community Connection • Live Entertainment • Elevated Shopping & Dining • Family-Friendly Activities

July 5 is focused on Adventure Vibes as we highlight outdoor recreation opportunities in our mountainous landscape and host the Firefly 5K Run/Walk. Pick-up a BINGO card each month at any Zone or participating business. Enjoy a list of participating businesses, activities, & a First Friday map as you complete your card for a chance to win prizes.

Explore our boutiques, vintage shops, and art-centric spaces with elevated shopping as you enjoy performances and live music in the streets throughout downtown (presented by Carter County Tourism). Treat yourself to drinks and great food at one of our downtown establishments as well as the Mobile Food Zone on Armed Forced Drive. Discover new ways to get involved at the Community Zone in the 400 Block Breezeway, featuring non-profits and community organizations. Experience the warmth of our community and the lively atmosphere of our bustling district during First Friday!

Community Zone – Located in the 400 Block Breezeway
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
  • Friends of the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter
  • Isaiah 117 House
Mobile Food Zone – Located on Armed Forces Avenue
  • Jersey Mik’es Subs
  • Taco51
  • Tweetsie Trailing Homemade Ice-cream
Live Performances
  • Mark Larkins (Fun Zone)
  • Mike Preslar (Community Zone)
  • Aaron Dingus (Hellbender Outfitters)
  • Corey Smith (Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria)
  • DJ Love (Crossroads Craftworks)
Firefly 5K Run/Walk
  • Check-in starts at 5 PM
  • Race kicks off at 8 PM
  • After Party begins at 9 PM (hosted by Appalachian Sun Brewery & Riverside Taphouse)
Participating Businesses
  • Appalachian Sun Brewery
  • August Muse
  • Auntie’s A’s Barkery – Camping themed pet photo booth + complimentary s’more dog treat
  • B&C Music
  • Big Dan’s East TN BBQ
  • Boomtown & Co.
  • Brumit Sports Shop
  • Cannon’s Fine Home Furnishings
  • Cottage Boutique
  • Crossroads Craftworks
  • Duck Crossing Antique Mall – Special First Friday features throughout the store
  • Eagle Center Antiques
  • Elizabethton Escape
  • Hellbender Outfitters
  • Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria
  • Made on Elk – Wheel Throwing Party
  • Natural Kneads Wellness: Massage & Yoga
  • Pioneer Tattoo Co.
  • Riverside Taphouse 
  • The Cookie Crate
  • The Coffee Company – Extended hours for beverages + complimentary children’s craft
  • The Clock Stop
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary
  • The Wicked Whit
  • Tweetsie Trailing
  • Undervalley Dragway
First Friday is Presented By:
  • Sponsor of the Month: Eastman Credit Union
  • Main Street Elizabethton
  • Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library
  • Carter County Tourism


July 5
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Downtown Elizabethton
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States