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Summer fun kicking off in Downtown Athens this Friday

Athens, AL - Athen's Friday's After Five begins this Friday.

Businesses will stay open later every third Friday of the month from now until September. Rain or shine vendors will line the sidewalks of Downtown Athens and there will even be singing on the square. This event runs from 5-8 p.m.

"Our focus as Athens Main Street is to get people to the downtown area to shop, dine and just enjoy the square. We focus on downtown revitalization. It's just so important to bring people to this area," says Rylee Lefevre. 

Singing on the Square, hosted by Athens-Limestone County Tourism, will be on the Courthouse steps in front of Marion Street. This week Tom Cat & Bark the Dawg will play from 6-8 p.m.

The downtown merchants, vendors and eateries participating this week are:

* Athens Soap Company – 3 for $15 soaps, $1 off essential oil rollers

* Bennett’s – Men’s and women’s clothing store

* BJD Creations – Handmade jewelry

* Boneyard Antiques – Four Legged Fridays: bring your furry friends by for a bone at the Boneyard

* The Broken Brush – Canvas, wood and pottery painting

* Crawford’s Gifts – 25 Years of Business Celebration: celebrating customers with 25% off all in store merchandise (excludes special orders). Come by to check out the new shipment of Lizzy James Jewelry and enter to win a beach tote

* DotDotSmile – Children’s swing dresses

* Epiphany Boutique – 20% off merchandise

* Garnet’s – Shop for home goods

* High Cotton Arts – Visit with artists, shop for locally made art, sign up for classes and enjoy snacks

* Kona Ice – Cool off with shaved ice

* Little Happies Company – Personalized jewelry for all occasions

* Lucia’s – $4.50 margaritas

* Natalie Young – Fused glass collection

* Our Little Kitchen Food Truck – Seafood gumbo, shrimp po’boys, red beans & rice, jalapeno cornbread, chicken quesadillas, Jambalaya and fried apple pies

* Paparazzi Jewelry – Drawing every hour for jewelry; $1 ticket/ chance

* Pimentos – Gift shop that will be open until 8:00 p.m. Thursday- Saturday

* The Right Dress Boutique – Buy one get one 50% off jewelry, 50% Ginger Snap jewelry, 50% off anything with a pink ribbon

* Snapdragon Kids – Kids clothing store

* SweetGrass Farms – Fresh flower arrangements and bouquets

* Toodlebugs – Baby and children’s boutique

* Trinity’s – Gifts and Home Décor

* U.G. White Mercantile – Spend $100 get a free pound of candy (full price merchandise only)

* Village Pizza – Pizza, salads and subs

* Who, What, Where Art – Athens and other local city/ town signed prints and note cards, hand painted jewelry

* Wildwood Deli – Food and/or beverage specials

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