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First Friday: Hometown Vibes

August 2 @ 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 Debby Gibson Real Estate Co!

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

August 2 closes out the First Friday series with Hometown Vibes to celebrate our old soul community, the new stories being created, and this place we call home, sponsored by Debby Gibson Real Estate Co! 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. Engage in family-friendly fun at the Fun Zone featuring a rotating schedule of complimentary activities (sponsored by Citizens Bank). 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!

Fun Zone (Sponsored by Citizens Bank) – Located in the Fire Department Lawn
  • Inflatables
  • Yard Games
Community Zone – Located in the 400 Block Breezeway
  • Assistance and Resource Ministries Food Pantry
  • Carter Compassion Center
  • Elizabethton Senior Center
  • Library Adult Services
  • Main Street Elizabethton
Mobile Food Zone – Located on Armed Forces Avenue
  • Crafty Dog Co.
  • Tin Can Diner
  • Tweetsie Trailing
  • Wood Fire Pizza
Live Performances – Presented by Carter County Tourism
  • Mark Larkins (Fun Zone)
  • Mike Preslar (Community Zone)
  • Aaron Dingus (Hellbender Outfitters)
  • Noah McKinney (Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria)
  • Tell Ripley (Riverside Taphouse After Party)
Participating Businesses
  • Appalachian Sun Brewing
  • August Muse
  • Auntie A’s Barkery
  • B&C Music
  • Big Dan’s East TN BBQ
  • Boomtown & Co.
  • Cannon’s Fine Home Furnishings
  • Cottage Boutique
  • Crossroads Craftworks
  • Duck Crossing Antique Mall
  • Eagle Center Antiques
  • Hellbender Outfitters
  • Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria
  • Made on Elk
  • Natural Kneads Wellness: Massage & Yoga
  • Riverside Taphouse
  • Simply Elegant Bakery
  • The Cookie Crate
  • The Coffee Company
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary
  • The Wicked Whit
  • Pioneer Tattoo Co.
  • Undervalley Dragway

First Friday is Presented By:

  • Sponsor of the Month: Debby Gibson Real Estate Co
  • Carter County Tourism
  • Main Street Elizabethton
  • Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library


August 2
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Downtown Elizabethton
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States + Google Map