First Friday Americus: “Downtown Tailgate & Bar Fight”
AMERICUS, GA – FIRST FRIDAY Event– On Friday, Sept. 1, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this month’s First Friday is “Downtown Tailgate!” Attendees will have the opportunity to sample “tailgate specials” from businesses throughout downtown. Downtown merchants will have discounts, samples, giveaways, and more! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come dressed representing their favorite team in their tailgating paraphernalia and experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Several participating businesses open late offering discounts, samples, food tastings, and more!
- Forsyth Carousel
- Lily’s Southern Boutique
- Wolf Creek Tasting Room
- The Maze
- Three’s Company Too
- The Station
- Art Hive Studio
- The Alley Sports Bar
- Phoenix Heart Healing
- Bougie Bottoms Boutique
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in Downtown Americus! Wolf Creek Tasting Room, The Alley, The Station, and Toboggan Steve’s will partake in a “Bar Fight” during the Downtown Tailgate by offering signature cocktails and a chance to win the bar fight trophy. Be sure to stop by any participating bar location to pick up a score card and turn it in at the red mailbox in front of City Hall.
Beginning at 5 p.m., purchase an alcoholic beverage from any restaurant in downtown that serves and ask about the “Cocktail Caddy!” Americus Main Street provides special cups to those restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages which will allow attendees the opportunity to leave the establishment with their beverage in that special cup to walk around downtown and enjoy the event.
All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Digital playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available via the Main Street Events qr-code available at any of the participating businesses open for the event, and on our Facebook and Instagram @downtownamericus. Printed playbills will be available at the Americus Visitor Center.
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of the organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.