Shop and hop downtown this First Friday

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On Friday, March 6, the Downtown Merchants Association will host an evening of shopping, dining, and entertainment to celebrate First Friday.

The fun will kick off at 5 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. Member businesses will offer special promotions, raffles and activities for shoppers to enjoy.

The celebration is an opportunity for everyone to visit with and get to know the wonderful people who own and work in the eclectic and unique businesses downtown.

Everyone is encouraged to stop at the First Friday information table – set up on the clock plaza at Bay and West streets – to learn more about the Merchants Association and pick up a shoppers card for a list of participating businesses and in-store happenings.

A detailed list of the special activities, promotions, sales, and contests offered by participating Merchants Association members can be found on the association’s website –  dbmerchantsassociation@gmail.com.

There will be music to set the atmosphere during the evening – musician John Sundrla will be at the plaza to entertain the crowd.

Shoppers will also have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the committee working on the development plan for Whitehall Park. They will be at the clock plaza to share information about the plans for the public park and conduct a survey regarding the design of the future 10-acre site.

First Friday is a perfect reason to visit downtown and have a great meal, check out unique shops, galleries, and specialty stores in support of local businesses.

This and all First Friday events are free and open to the public.