With no rain clouds in sight, Fayetteville residents can finally celebrate the return of First Thursday tonight on the downtown square.
Opening day of the new season was originally set for April 3, but thunderstorms caused officials to postpone the event to the second Thursday of the month.
A few changes are in store tonight because of the rescheduled date.
Blues musician Samantha Fish, who was set to perform last week, won’t be in town tonight since she’s headed to Chicago on her spring tour. Instead, live music from locals Brick Fields and the Chosen Ones is scheduled on the main stage.
Also, the charity beer garden will move from the Old Post Office patio to its old location on the Town Center plaza. Officials said the beer garden, which now features local breweries alongside lead sponsor New Belgium Brewing Company, will head back to the OPO patio next month.
The remaining schedule is basically the same, and will include the monthly outdoor artwalk with nearly 40 artists set up along Center Street, Block Avenue and Mountain Street.
For those who want a bite to eat, Hugo’s will be open on Block Avenue and a few food trucks will be set up along East Avenue.
Don’t be surprised to see later hours for some of the local retail businesses around the square, including Savoir-Faire, Riffraff, Terra Tots and The Mustache.
The Independent Denim & Essentials will celebrate its one-year anniversary tonight during First Thursday with a Gant Rugger trunk show, Fossil Cove beer tastings, food from the Baller Foodtruck, and more. Just down the street at Maxine’s, expect to find all gin drinks on special for happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
See you there.