Food, live music, children’s activities and adult beverage samples: It’s First Fridays!

Susan S. Johnson

Photos from the inaugural 1st Fridays on Seminary Street party of 2021 on July 2, 2021.

GALESBURG — Seeking for a “pleasurable and stress-free” way to kick off the weekend? The Seminary Street Merchants Affiliation invites you to the original Initial Fridays event of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the very first block of South Seminary Road.

Very first Fridays — which get put the initial Friday of the thirty day period in June, July, August and September — originated in June 2008 and have continued each and every 12 months since, with the exception of 2020 when the occasion took a break thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“We just preferred to do an function that allowed the community a night time to occur downtown, take it easy and have enjoyable,” stated Phil Dickinson, owner of Landmark Cafe & Creperie and a longtime organizer of 1st Fridays.

For Very first Fridays, the initial block of South Seminary Street is shut to visitors from Primary Street by the intersection of Seminary and Simmons streets.

In addition to most Seminary Road merchants remaining open for the night, the street truthful function involves food items and beverage alternatives, dwell audio and children’s routines.

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Jera and the Absoluts, one of central Illinois’ premier celebration bands — taking part in favorites in classic rock, rock, blues, and reggae — will be the musical amusement Friday. Kid’s things to do will be provided by Discovery Depot, and G&M Distributors will be the grownup beverage sponsor, supplying free of charge samples for these 21 and more mature.

The sponsor of the initial To start with Fridays event of 2022 is Tompkins State Bank.

Among the the Seminary Avenue merchants giving food stuff or beverage on the road Friday will be Innkeeper’s New Roasted Coffee, Craft on Seminary Road, Landmark Cafe & Creperie and The Packinghouse. Also open will be The Carriage Residence bakery, Baked pizza, Sprinkle & Spoon Allergy-Conscious Treats and JT’S Carmelkorn Station.

Attendees are inspired to provide a garden chair as seating is restricted.

The remaining dates for To start with Fridays are July 1, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2.

This article at first appeared on Galesburg Sign up-Mail: Galesburg, IL’s Initial Fridays, audio, meals return to Seminary Avenue

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