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First Friday – Hometown Vibes

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for this fun summer series and experience the streets of Downtown Elizabethton come alive for First Friday. This month’s First Friday is sponsored by Debby Gibson Real Estate Co! 🎉

August 2nd is dedicated to our local community as we close out the summer series with Hometown Vibes.🤎 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!

So, mark your calendars and join us for the First Friday summer series in August sponsored by Debby Gibson Real Estate Co. featuring Community Connection • Live Entertainment • Elevated Shopping & Dining • Family-Friendly Activities in our historic & welcoming downtown.


Fun Zone (Sponsored by Citizens Bank)

  • Inflatables
  • Yard Games

Community Zone

  • Assistance and Resource Ministries Food Pantry
  • Adult Library Services
  • Carter Compassion Center
  • Elizabethton Senior Center
  • Main Street Elizabethton

Mobile Food Zone

  • 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 Brewery
  • B&C Music
  • Big Dan’s East TN BBQ
  • Boomtown & Co.
  • Brumit Sports Shop
  • 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
  • Simple Blessings General Store
  • Simply Elegant Bakery
  • The Cookie Crate
  • The Coffee Company
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary
  • The Wicked Whit
  • Tweetsie Trailing
  • Undervalley Dragway
  • Pioneer Tattoo Co.

First Friday is Presented By:

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


August 2
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Downtown Elizabethton
Elizabethton, TN 37643 + Google Map
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Main Street Elizabethton
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