Final Fridays, an opportunity to enjoy the downtown experience; shop, dine, attend gallery openings, participate in themed events sponsored by the DNA, some Final Fridays include entertainment at the Midland Theatre & carriage rides around the square. The Final Friday of each month, April - Sept. these events take place from 4-8 pm. in downtown Newark. All events happen weather permitting. Themes subject to change.
Farmers Market, Every Friday June -Sept. 3-6pm South Third St.
Music in the Courtyard, at The Works - June 14, July 12 & Aug. 9 from
11:30 -1:30 ( www.attheworks.org )
Mayor’s Concert Series, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 Aug.30 at the Gazebo on the courthouse square, begins at 7pm. Contact Chuck Jackson above.
Party on the Roof, (tropical paradise) June 7, Contact Chuck Jackson for more info. 740) 670-7788 or email@example.com
Final Friday, Aug. 30th. Jail Tour, History Walk & Antique Fair.
Tour the old Historic Licking County Jail from 4-8pm. Cost is $10, free for
children under 12. Proceeds benefit the fund to renovate the jail
Take a self guided tour of the beautiful historic downtown buildings
including the Sullivan building which will be open to view.
Shop with the antique and vintage vendors set up on the sidewalks around
Enjoy shopping and dining at the many restaurants and businesses which
will be open late. Farmers Market will be from 3-6 at the lot next to
McDonalds and the DNA will be selling 50/50 tickets.
Lite the Nite Cruise In. Sept. 7 - Car Show on the Square. Registration from 9-4 on that day. Registration fee is $10. per entry. Awards and trophies presented at 8pm.
Visit the Licking County Courthouse Lighting facebook page for more information.
Final Friday, Sept. 27th Fall Pizza Walk - Downtown’s biggest Pizza Walk ever includes 19 participating businesses. Tickets are $12. Each and can be purchased beginning Friday Sept. 13 at Buckeye Winery, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gallery of Dreams, H.L. Art Jewelers, Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc. and Myers & Pugh Jewelers. Only 125 tickets will be sold so get yours early. Event is from 4-8pm.
The night of the Pizza Walk start your walk at the DNA table located close to Buckeye
Winery. Pick up your pizza box and drop off you entry for the door prize drawing which
is a Longaberger Basket loaded with great prizes donated by downtown businesses.
Sample pizza at all of the participating businesses listed on the back of the ticket.
Shop, dine, take your time.
Participating businesses include; Body Core Fitness, Buckeye Winery, Cornell Clothing,
Downtown Cycles, Fiberglas Federal Credit Union, First Presbyterian Church, Gallery of
Dreams, Goumas Candyland, H.L. Art Jewelers, La Paloma, Licking County Relay for
Life, Linnet’s Flowers on the Square, Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc., Midwest
Innovations, Myers & Pugh Jewelers, Newark Family Shoes, Rent a Center, Simply
Rising Café, and Sparta Restaurant.
Licking County Relay for Life will hold a luminary ceremony at 8 pm (dusk) in memory
or in honor of those who have been affected by cancer. During the evening they will have Nikki Brooks from T100 there to share her story (she is a cancer survivor). They will also be talking to people about joining relay for life of licking county. They will have music playing and survivors and teams there to talk to folks.
A special thank you to all of the pizza shops and other businesses who are providing the
food for the Pizza Walk: Buckeye Winery, Christy’s Pizza, Two Guy’s Pizza, Pizza Hut,
First Presbyterian Church, Pizza Burg, Hanover Pizza, Plaza Pizza, La Paloma, Licking
County Relay for Life, Donatos, Panther Pizza, Little Caesar’s, Don & Sue’s, Domino’s
Pizza, Rent a Center from Doug’s Point Pizza, Simply Rising Café & Sparta Restaurant.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-405-2074
Safe Trick or Treat on the Square, Oct. 31st. - Contact Chuck Jackson for more info. 740) 670-7788 or email@example.com
Children’s Letters to Santa Program, Nov. 25th.
Courthouse lighting - Nov. 29th. spend the day downtown shopping & dining and stay for the traditional lighting of the beautiful, historic Licking County Courthouse at 6pm.
Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 - support your favorite locally owned small business. Shop local, shop small!
Window Wonderland - Nov. 25- Dec. 26 - Light up Downtown - Come downtown during the holiday season and enjoy all of the beautifully decorated businesses. See how they Light up Downtown.
Sights & Sounds of Christmas, Dec. 5 - Tour 8 downtown Churches led by costumed lamplighter and hear special musical performances. For more info go to www.sightsandsoundsofchristmas.org
Holiday Open House & Cookie Walk - Dec. 6 Listen to the Carolers and enjoy the hundreds of luminaries light the streets as you walk from the shops to your favorite restaurant to the art gallery and to visit Santa. Or go on the Cookie Walk (tickets sold in advance, more info to come) Enjoy a truly all American, small town with big dreams Christmas. There are 150 tickets at $12. each. They go on sale Nov. 18 at Buckeye Winery, Gallery of Dreams, H.L. Art Jewelers, Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc. & Myers & Pugh Jewelers. There are 20 participating businesses for the event.
For a schedule of events at The Works go to www.attheworks.org
For a schedule of events at The Midland Theatre go to www.midlandtheatre.org
For a schedule of events at The Licking County Art Gallery go to www.lickingcountyarts.org
A list of events for Licking County can be found on the Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau web site www.lccvb.com
For up to date activities in downtown Newark join us Downtown Newark Association on Facebook.