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.
Chocolate Walk, Friday April 26th. 4-8 pm. Only 175 tickets at $12. ea. will be sold in advance at participating downtown businesses. Tickets go on sale April 5 at Buckeye Winery, Gallery of Dreams, H.L. Art Jewelers, Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc., Myers & Pugh Jewelers.. New this year “the golden ticket with a Willie Wonka Theme”. Your golden ticket enters you in a drawing for a fantastic basket full of prizes donated by downtown businesses, including gift certificates, jam, salsa t shirts & more. Over 20 businesses participating: First Presbyterian Church, Gallery of Dream, Buckeye Winery, Mound City Products, Newark Family Shoes, Cyndi’s Treasures, Rent a Center, Licking County Arts, Argyle Photography, La Paloma, Newark Metropolitan Hotel, Linnet’s Flowers on the Square, Licking County Library, Simply Rising Café, Midland Theatre, Cornell’s Clothing, H.L. Art Jewelers, Goumas Candyland, Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc. Barclay Photography, Myers & Pugh Jewelers, First Federal Savings & Loan, Fiberglas Fed. Credit Union & The Ballet Academy. Some of these businesses will display a golden ticket flyer in their window. Those businesses will be offering special sales that evening.
Final Friday, May 31st. International Vacation- Pick up your passport at a participating business (to be announced soon on face book) Tuesday May 28- Friday May 31. Or you can pick up a passport at the DNA booth at the Strawberry Festival (always on the west side of the square) Friday May 31.
Visit all of the participating countries (businesses) get your passport stamped or marked, take advantage of all the bargains, activities & entertainment offered at each country (business). Drop off your passport at the end of your trip around the world (square) at the DNA booth at the Strawberry Festival & be entered in a drawing for 12 raffle tickets for prizes to be given away by the DNA at the Strawberry Festival Sunday, June 2 at 4pm. Updates will be added to our face book page over the next couple of weeks.
Farmers Market, Every Friday June -Sept. 3-6pm South Third St.
Strawberry Festival, May 31, June 1 & 2 on the courthouse square. Games, entertainment, crafts, rides, food and the delicious Kiwanis strawberry shortcake. Contact Chuck Jackson at (740) 983-4797 for more information or
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, June 28th. Picnic with the pups - Dog related events and doggone good shopping and dining. More info to come.
Newark Jazz & Ribs Festival, July 13th.. Starting at noon on the courthouse square.
Final Friday, July 26th. Art Walk - more information to come.
Final Friday, Aug. 30th. Jail Tour, History Walk & Antique Fair.
Lite the Nite Cruise In. Sept. 7 - Car Show on the Square.
Final Friday, Sept. 27th Fall Pizza Walk - more info to come.
Safe Trick or Treat on the Square, Oct. 31st. - Contact Chuck Jackson for more info. 740) 670-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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