Fridays After Five Soul Night – June 30

ATHENS, Ala. – Patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy a night full of shopping, good food, and upbeat R&B Soul music this Friday [June 30, 2023] during Athens Main Street’s third Fridays After Five event.

The trip to downtown Athens will be well worth it for the entertainment, dining, and shopping options that will be available for this Fridays After Five event.

Patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy the Square Arts and Entertainment District of downtown. Attendees of the event are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and visit the eastside of the Limestone County Courthouse to enjoy the live music from Utopia beginning at 7:00 p.m.

There will also be several kids activities offered on Washington Street as a part of the Fridays After Five event. These activities are presented by Limestone Foster Parents Association, Limestone Child Advocacy Center, Snovious, T-Mobile, Oasis Community Outreach, and First Robotics at Athens Renaissance School.

Food trucks scheduled to be in attendance are Ramona J’s, Touchdown, New South Hotdog’s, Hattie Mae’s, Get Loaded, Sandman Sandmaches, Southern Wagyu, Tacos to Go, Old Havana Cafe’, Taste of Maine, Teresita’s Tamales, Rocket City Poppers, Happy Pappi Beignets, Rita’s Italian Ice, Snobiz, and Granny B’s Sweet Treats.

In conjunction with Athens Main Street’s Fridays After Five event, Athens State University will be hosting a “Diversity Day” event from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in their  building located at 121 South Marion Street. Join the ASU community as they share the joy of cultural diversity through short presentations by community members. The beauty of diversity will be shared through foods, music, displays, and more.

Athens State University will also play host to an “Engage In Entrepreneurship” Workshop on on Jun 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event will help attendees begin the journey of entrepreneurship and build on their ideas. By attending the Engage in Entrepreneurship Workshops, you’ll not only clarify your vision but grow your network of like-minded people, find support and resources to start or grow your business, and discover the importance of communicating your business effectively. Whether you are just starting or already established, this workshop works through our business model canvas and provides you the assistance and resources you need to be successful at any stage of the business life cycle.

Athens Main Street Executive Director Tere Richardson shares why the Fridays After Five event is so important for downtown Athens.

“This event brings patrons from the entire North Alabama region to support our merchants,” Richardson said. “This staple event will have people dancing in the street enjoying the atmosphere of a historic downtown.”

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