Saturday, March 28, 2015

First Fridays

Around these parts, in the warm weather we have something called First Fridays. The first Friday of every month, the local cities turn their downtowns into a festival! The stores are open late and have sales, there are bands and magicians and free food. It is lovely to stroll around! Here is  the first one I went to, in the city of Harrisonburg. Here is a violin player all dressed up.

He is giving me the evil eye as we drive past!

The church ladies had free lemonade.

And there were free horse and carriage rides.




                 This baby was definitely suspicious of the horse and wanted nothing to do with it.
So we come to the end of my very first First Friday! I hope to go to more this spring and summer!

“What’s this I see, approaching from the desert, raising clouds of dust, filling the air with sweet smells and pungent aromatics? Look! It’s Solomon’s carriage, carried and guarded by sixty soldiers, sixty of Israel’s finest, all of them armed to the teeth…”

Song Of Solomon 3 



18 comments:

Linda said...

What a fun post, Ginny, I just love this! :)

CatTales said...

Looks like a wonderful time for everyone. It is so nice after a long winter to be able to get out and about in the evenings.

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful to have First Fridays where everyone can go out and join in the fun or to contribute to the event.

Ann said...

How fun. A nice way to get people out and supporting the local economy. The horse and carriage remind me of Cinderella

Sandra said...

I really enjoyed your first Friday and would love to ride behind that horse or just pet his nose.. the Village of the arts had a open air market yesterday similar to this, sales on the sidewalks, music, a fair of sorts. i did not go. did not want to go by myself. should have and now i wish i had

reana claire said...

Good Friday is also coming soon.. next week too and I like your first Fridays there... Interesting!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a fun way to celebrate the warmer weather.

Tamago said...

Great pictures. First Friday sounds fun! Love the face expressions of the baby, haha :-)

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful event to attend!...:)JP

DawnTreader said...

Just the kind of thing I like, as you know... Hope there will soon be more of that kind of events again in my town too!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a nice idea! Something to look forward to every month!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This sounds like one fabulous idea!!! Sales, open late, free food and carriage rides. All this makes for one very enjoyable outing!!!

Thanks for sharing this Ginny. Also, thanks for visiting with me both at Hootin' Anni's and stopping by to view my "march madness" birds!!!

Shug said...

Hi ginny,...
This is such a neat idea. lots of fun too...I'm guessing? I love how communities do things like this...it's good for the people and for the merchants...

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, Looks like a pleasant way to spend a weekend. xoxo Catherine

Small Kucing said...

Hey...we dont have that here. Sure sound like a good festival

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Ginny, it is lovely to be catching up with your posts again. I have missed them. Thanks for the visit and have a great week :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have something called First Fridays here too, but they mostly involve bands and alcohol. I used to go, back when I was in my 20s. But now I am old and boring.

From the Kitchen said...

This is such a great idea and a real boon to merchants and restaurants. Here, we have First Friday Arts around the square. All the shops are open and restaurants offer specials.

I taught The Baker how to cook!! Both of our boys too.

Best,
Bonnie