First Friday Americus: “Multicultural May”
AMERICUS, GA (May 1, 2023) – On Friday, May 5, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this month’s First Friday is “Multicultural May”. Downtown Americus will highlight cultures from around the world, while merchants will offer 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 with food and drinks at downtown restaurants and bars.
Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. Bring the family for a night of food, fun, and music! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several activities throughout downtown during the evening. The Americus Street Trolley will provide transportation during the event, cruising through downtown making stops at some of the most popular venues.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. The following businesses will be open late uniquely celebrating cultures from around the world and offering discounts, samples, special activities, and more!
- The Kinnebrew Company
- Three’s Company Too
- Code Black ATL
- Forsyth Carousel
- Sweet Georgia Bakery & Café
- The Maze
- Lily’s Southern Boutique
- Art Hive Studio
- Americus Visitor Center
- Wolf Creek Plantation Tasting Room
- The Americus Arts Council
- The Windsor Hotel
- Floyd’s Pub
- 1800 Mexican Restaurant
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in Downtown Americus! Live music will begin with Andy T and His Steel Drums on Forsyth Street from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. In Rylander Park there will be a live show featuring Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment starting at 6:00 pm and live music by Dean Brown and the Dubshak starting at 7:30 pm. The Cozy Camper and a Little Taste of New Orleans Food Trucks will be in Rylander Park as well. 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.