by Jill Martin
First Friday fun is popping up throughout the Sooner State as towns in Oklahoma seek to infuse their downtown business districts with a lively atmosphere featuring art, music and food. First Friday events’ organizers seek to heighten arts awareness to their towns while bringing the community together.
The first Friday in April the town of Shawnee will host their First Friday event from 5-8 p.m. Live music, art exhibits and other activities will be available for a family-friendly evening. The charming town of Shawnee is just 30 minutes east of downtown Oklahoma City.
The city of Enid will also host a First Friday event on April 4th. From 6-9 p.m. live music, unique shopping and scrumptious food will offer participants many great options. While enjoying all of Enid’s First Friday events you may also be lucky enough to find one of the pieces of original artwork created by local artists on vinyl 45 records stashed throughout outdoor locations in downtown. They are free to the first person who finds them! You’ll also want to save up enough energy for the first annual Go For Glow 5K and Fun Run which begins at 8:30 p.m. This glow run, sponsored by the Chisholm Foundation, will help raise money for Chisholm Schools.
What a great way to get a jump on weekend fun!