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Saturday, November 25!

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Ashland in Motion

WORKING FOR A VIBRANT
AND INVITING DOWNTOWN

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First Friday & Downtown Live

A MONTHLY EVENT THAT
CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN

Firkin Fest

Firkin Fest 2017

DOWNTOWN'S CRAFT BEER
FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR MORE

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Cultural Growth

AIM PROMOTES ASHLAND'S
ARTS AND CULTURE

MORE ABOUT ASHLAND IN MOTION

WORKING TO PROMOTE A REVITALIZED DOWNTOWN ASHLAND EXPERIENCE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Brunch & Browse

3rd Annual Brunch & Browse

Saturday, November 25 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SHOP. EAT. REPEAT! Ashland’s favorite shopping and sampling event is back for its third annual Small Business Saturday celebration!

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRUNCH & BROWSE 2017

AIM’S Downtown Mission

Ashland in Motion is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Ashland, Kentucky, and maintaining a vibrant environment that fosters and inspires cultural and economic growth. Since its beginnings, the organization acts as an advocate for local business, unites the community in the name of progression and policy change, and proudly hosts downtown events that celebrate business, arts, and culture.

FIRST FRIDAY AND DOWNTOWN LIVE

First Friday

First Friday 2017 Season

First Friday is downtown Ashland’s monthly block party! Meet up with friends and family the first Friday of each month for live music, classic car show and activities. Dine at downtown’s local eateries and shop extended hours at unique boutiques and specialty stores!

First Friday music sponsored by Town Square Bank

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Connect with Town Square Bank

“The Local Lender”
townsquarebank.com
(877) 929-9700

Equal Housing Lender

Member FDIC

2017 First Friday Schedule

April 7: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shop the Sidewalk

“Shop the Sidewalk” on Friday, April 7, and kickoff the 2017 First Friday season with downtown’s locally owned shops and boutiques! Your favorite downtown shopping spots will all be featured under a canopy tent on Judd Plaza, while DJ Ross Turner spins the hits!

Musical Guest: DJ Ross Turner

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Children’s Activities and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

May 5: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Downtown Loft and Living Tour

Tour beautiful and unique downtown Ashland lofts, and experience firsthand how downtown lives during Ashland in Motion’s Downtown Loft and Living Tour. Check back soon for ticket information!

OLBH Festival of Fitness

Musical Guest: Rob McNurlin (robmcnurlin.com)

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Children’s Activities and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

June 2: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Star Wars Night

Celebrate the Force with special performances by a local Lightsaber theatrical group, along with Jedi training, Lightsaber demonstrations, and Star Wars costume contest!

Musical Guest: Outrider (facebook.com/thebandoutrider)

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Children’s Activities and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

August 4: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

7th Annual Night Moves 5K

Ashland in Motion laces up for the 7th Annual Night Moves 5K, zipping through the First Friday crowd on August 4.

Presented by Tri-State Rehab Services and Preferred Fitness, the flat and fast course runs through the Central Business District and around Central Park. Runners begins and end with a big finish – cheered on by the First Friday crowd!

Event t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 registrants. Trophies are awarded to the first two overall male and female finishers and awards given to the first three finishers in each male and female group. Participants will receive complimentary gift bags, refreshments, and are eligible for door prizes. Race is open to all ages.

Race cost is $18 if pre-registered before August 4; $25 the day of the event. Pre-registered groups of 8 or more may register for $15 each. On-site registration begins at 6 p.m. Race begins at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Winchester Ave. and 16th St. Participants may pre-register at www.tristateracer.com/.

Musical Guest: 4th Wish

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

First Friday Splash Zone and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

September 1: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Musical Guest: Wiley Drew (facebook.com/wileydewmusic)

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Children’s Activities and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

October 6: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Musical Guest: Revenant Souls

First Friday Beer Garden
Co-hosted by Fat Patty’s

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Children’s Activities and Inflatables ($5 inflatable admission)

NEW! First Friday Beer Garden

Drive for a Cause Classic Car Show
Co-hosted by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease

Are you the proud owner of a classic car? First Friday is the perfect venue to show off your vintage vehicle and connect with area car enthusiasts! Participating is easy: simply bring your car downtown beginning at 3 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and park in the designated event area. First Friday volunteers will be on deck to help out, answer questions, and collect registration fees.

Registration is a $5 donation, which aids Ashland in Motion initiatives and the Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease. Registration also enters participants into monthly raffles for exciting door prizes!

Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization: www.ccpdky.org/

First Friday Vendor Opportunities

Interested in becoming a First Friday vendor? Here are the facts:

  • Vendors must be a supporting member of Ashland in Motion. CLICK HERE for more information about Ashland in Motion annual membership.
  • Vendors must obtain and bring proof of a temporary or annual City of Ashland business license. Information regarding business licenses may be found here: ashlandky.gov/business/business_licenses.php.
  • Food vendors must contact the Boyd County Health Department Environmental Services at least 30 days prior to event. Information regarding BCHD Environmental Services may be found here: www.abchdkentucky.com/environmental.
  • Vendors are responsible for bringing their own setup items (tables, pop-up tents, chairs, etc.)

For more information regarding First Friday vendor opportunities, email director@ashlandinmotion.org or call 606.571.1244.

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