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First Friday – Adventure Vibes

July 5 @ 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 Eastman Credit Union! 🎉

July 5th is dedicated to the outdoors and getting active with Adventure 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!

The 4th Annual Firefly 5K Run/Walk will kick off at 8 PM in Covered Bridge Park, followed by an After Party from 9 PM – 11 PM hosted by Appalachian Sun Brewery & Riverside Taphouse.

So, mark your calendars and join us for the First Friday summer series in July sponsored by Eastman Credit Union featuring Community Connection • Live Entertainment • Elevated Shopping & Dining • Family-Friendly Activities in our historic & welcoming downtown.


Community Zone

  • Bonnie Kate Theater
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
  • Friends of the Elizabethton-Carter County Animal Shelter
  • Isaiah 117 House Lemonade Stand

Mobile Food Zone

  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Landshark Food Truck
  • Taco51
  • Tweetsie Trailing Homemade Ice-Cream

Live Performances – Presented by Carter Couunty Tourism

  • Mark Larkins (Fun Zone)
  • Mike Preslar (Community Zone)
  • Corey Smith (Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria)
  • DJ Love (Crossroads Craftworks)

Firefly 5K Run/Walk

  • Check-in starts at 5 PM
  • Race kicks off at 8 PM
  • After Party begins at 9 PM (hosted by Appalachian Sun Brewery & Riverside Taphouse)

Participating Businesses

  • August Muse
  • Auntie A’s Barkery
  • 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
  • Elizabethton Escape
  • Hellbender Outfitters
  • Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria
  • Made on Elk
  • Natural Kneads Wellness: Massage & Yoga
  • Pioneer Tattoo Co.
  • Simply Elegant Bakery
  • The Cookie Crate
  • The Coffee Company
  • The Clock Stop
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary
  • The Wicked Whit
  • Tweetsie Trailing
  • Undervalley Dragway


First Friday is Presented By:

  • Sponsor of the Month: Eastman Credit Union
  • Carter County Tourism
  • Main Street Elizabethton
  • Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library


July 5
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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