First Friday – 2020

AKY First Friday and Cruise-In

EXPERIENCE AKY, AFTER HOURS

Every first Friday, stores are staying open late so you can stroll the streets with your friends and family and experience Ashland’s blooming night-life.

First Fridays happen on the first Friday of the month (April; May; June; Aug.; Sept.; Oct.) from 4 to 8 p.m. — rain or shine!

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

RETAILERS

If you are a local retail store with a location in the downtown area, all we ask is you stay open until 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Let us know and we’ll send you a free poster to advertise. This year, AIM will pay the 2021 business license fee for any Central Business District brick-and-mortar that participates in ALL SIX First Friday events!

MUSICIANS

If you are a local musician with a non-amplified instrument (or set of instruments) you’re welcome to set up on street corners or coordinate with a local retailer to set up at their storefront and play to your hearts content!

FOOD TRUCKS

If you are a food truck and would love to attend, please contact us so we can help you set up properly!

OTHER VENDORS

If you’re an artist, reseller or vendor of any kind we suggest you work with local retail stores to set up some sort of partnership agreement to be in their store or at their storefront. AIM is not coordinating vendors on the streets at this time.

CAR CRUISE-IN

All cares, trucks, jeeps and bikes are welcome. Registration is $5 per vehicle. Cruise-in parking begins at 3 p.m. on Winchester Ave. Cruise-in entrance and exit via 16th St. and Greenup Ave. For more information call Mike at (606) 232-6404.