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Dec 21

Wadsworth First Friday

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM by Danielle Rich

Hosted by Main Street Wadsworth

First Fridays

Main Street Wadsworth will be hosting First Fridays in the Downtown starting in January! Mark your calendar- the first one will be Friday January 5th!

Main Street Wadsworth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic revitalization of Downtown Wadsworth. That cute little bear- that's Grizz, the new Main Street Wadsworth mascot! First Friday is a once-a-month themed event in Downtown Wadsworth, held the first Friday of each month, 12 months per year, from 5:00-9:00 pm, focused on fun, food, live music, and art. The purpose of First Friday is to increase foot traffic to downtown businesses and organizations, who will offer a variety of fun activities and events.

THE 2018 SCHEDULE: (details subject to change)

Friday, January 5, 2018 - Hot Cocoa Crawl
Grab a Hot Cocoa Crawl passport at Wadsworth Brewing Company and visit downtown hot cocoa stops. Vote for your favorite for a chance to win gift cards. “Check in” on Facebook @MainStreetWadsworth between 5 and 9 p.m. with a photo of you and your hot cocoa with hashtags #mainstreetwadsworth and #wadsworthfirstfriday for a chance to win gift cards.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - Soup-er Bowl
Sample a variety of soups at participating businesses and choose the best for an opportunity to win prizes. Cozy outdoor fire pits and S’mores. Punxsutawney Phil might even show up to take photos for Groundhog Day. Cuddle or adopt a furry friend at the Puppy Bowl pop-up pet rescue.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - Downtown Mini Golf
18 downtown Wadsworth businesses and organizations will have fun and challenging putt-putt greens set up inside of their buildings. Pick up and drop off putters, scorecards, and golf balls at the Wadsworth Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories.

Friday, April 6, 2018 - Once Upon a Time
Your favorite books, movies, and plays come to life downtown. Kids can wear their princess or superhero costumes for a chance to win prizes. Get photos taken with characters. Favorite ideas are fairytales, superheroes, classic literature, Broadway, Alice in Wonderland, and Harry Potter.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - AstronautFest: May the Fourth Be With You
With three astronauts connected to Wadsworth, space is a part of our city’s history. NASA Glenn exhibits. Dippin’ Dots. Storm Troopers. Wadsworth Brewing Company will serve their Milky Way Stout. We might even call the International Space Station. No, really. You can also pre-register your kids for the Higher Orbits STEM Camp, taking place in Wadsworth in June.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Wine, Cheese & Jazz Stroll

Wine samples. Cheese samples. Jazz music. What more could you want? Meet your local wineries and cheese makers. Stroll downtown and kick off the summer with this fun event.

Friday, July 6, 2018 - Wadsworth Art Walk
A juried art show and event in collaboration with the Medina County Art League. The streets of downtown Wadsworth will be lined with local art vendors and exhibitions.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - Hot Air Balloons and American Legion Pig Roast
The kick-off to Wadsworth’s Balloon Festival weekend. Enjoy a tethered balloon ride in the heart of downtown Wadsworth. Get up close to a balloon glow and baskets. Enjoy barbecue at downtown restaurants and vendors, including The American Legion’s famous Pig Roast.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - PiratePalooza
Pirate takeover of downtown Wadsworth. Inflatable pirate ship for kids. Meet some talking parrots. Pirate-themed food and drink. Photo booth. Scavenger hunt for lost pirate booty.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - Wadsworth Oktoberfest
The Fourth Annual Wadsworth Oktoberfest. Live polka band. German-themed food and craft beer. Traditional German dancing. Kid Zone and photo booth. And lots of lederhosen.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Wadsworth Chocolate Walk
This Main Street sensation is coming to Wadsworth starting in 2018. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. A Chocolate Walk ticket gets you a swag bag and wristband when you arrive downtown. Walk around to 20 businesses on the Chocolate Walk Map that are self-appointed “chocolate stops” to receive a unique chocolate treat at each stop.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - A Victorian Christmas: Win the Window!

Enjoy a beautifully-lit and authentic Victorian historical downtown. Chestnuts. Carolers. Shopping. Dining. Admire the wonderfully decorated storefront windows and purchase raffle tickets for your favorites. A winner will be drawn for each window, winning its contents!