FIRST FRIDAY – Football in the South

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It’s that time of year — football season in the South — and that will be the name of the game for the Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association’s next edition of First Friday on Sept. 7.

“Football in the South” is the theme for this month’s event, which as always will feature art, music, food and family-friendly fun in Downtown Beaufort. South Carolina Gamecocks mascot “Cocky” will make a special guest appearance, and the activities will include cornhole, a cakewalk, and a football toss. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s shirt or jersey.

The Sun City Car Club, Carolina Dreamers Car Club, and Beaufort Classic Car and Truck Club all will be on hand, along with the Beaufort Shag Club. 

A variety of downtown shops, restaurants, galleries and specialty stores will feature special discounts, sales, and promotions to celebrate the monthly event. Some stores plan to have demonstrations, entertainment, and refreshments inside for customers to enjoy.

Merchants will stay open late, as the event runs from 5-8 p.m., and shoppers can browse the deals while listening to live music from Sweetgrass Blues and other entertainment. T-Bone Jeff Taylor of 104.9 also will do a live remote.

First Friday is a great way to spend the evening downtown taking in the sights and sounds, shopping, eating, and supporting local businesses. It’s a perfect time to get to know the owners, artists, and creative individuals who are part of the downtown business community.

All First Friday events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association at

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