First Friday kicks off Labor Day weekend


Classic cars, live music and fresh food will once again line the blocks of Broad Street in downtown Gadsden, Friday, September 1.
First Friday will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. with retail stores and restaurants staying open late to welcome attendees.
Broad Street will be closed to automobile traffic to allow pedestrians to easily cross the street and enjoy the event. A full entertainment lineup will include Ed Howard Band at 2nd and Broad Streets, Pickers and Grinners at 3rd and Broad Streets, Coosa Phat Katz at 4th and Broad Streets, The Zillionaires at 5th and Broad Streets and Karaoke with Ms. Nikki in the 600 block of Broad Street.
Gadsden Museum of Art and the Gadsden Artisan and Farmers Market will both be open in conjunction with First Friday.
Visitors are asked to leave their pets, personal coolers, glass containers, skateboards and roller blades at home for this event. Advertising and fundraising are not allowed either.
Parking off of Broad Street fills up quickly and additional parking is available at Foote Brothers Carpet One at 2nd and Locust Streets.
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