FIRST FRIDAY, YAY!  Join us the First Friday of every month when your downtown Middletown neighborhood businesses, boutiques, eateries, & galleries keep their doors open late, just for you! Explore all the new faces and places downtown, visit with your neighbors, and have a great time! The fun is from 5-9 p.m., we hope to see you here in downtown Middletown!

The Downtown Middletown DORA District, Ohio’s first designated outdoor refreshment area, is in operation from 6 p.m. to Midnight Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. For more information about how the DORA works, and the boundaries, click here.


APRIL FIRST FRIDAY: SPRING SHOP HOP & EGG HUNT

SHOP HOP INFO:
Get up to 40% off your ENTIRE purchase at participating locations when you choose an "egg” at checkout!

HOW IT WORKS
1. Shop at the participating locations- to be announced soon!
2. Bring your purchase to the register where you will be asked to draw from the egg-ceptional bucket of discounts.
3. Whatever ball you pull from the bucket is the discount you get off your entire purchase. Every participant will receive at least 10% but you have a chance to save up to 40% off your order!
4. Take your loot home and bask in the sunshine of the awesome deals you scored in downtown Middletown.

RULES & EXCLUSIONS:
• Once the discount egg has been drawn, you cannot add or subtract from your order.
• Although kept to a minimum, please be aware that some items may be excluded from the Spring Shop Hop Egg Sale.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Participating Business List!

EGG HUNT INFO:
Participating stores downtown will have 50 hidden eggs around their shop. Each person can find and redeem one egg per store (don't be egg-stra greedy!). Inside you will find candy, goodies, items from the store, gift certificates and more! Each store will have at least one "GOLDEN EGG" that will contain an elite prize!

may FIRST FRIDAY: SCHOOL SPIRIT

Come show your school pride this First Friday and sport your favorite school colors- pre-school, high school, college- we are celebrating them all! Join us for fantastic, scholastic fun for all ages! Downtown will be joining forces to promote life-long learning and partnering with our friends at Middletown Community Foundation to bring you games, raffles and fun to kick off summer!

JUNE FIRST FRIDAY: CHALK IT UP!

Chalk artists will line the streets to showcase their work, turning downtown Middletown into a living work of art, and listen to live music at Governor's Square from the Madison High School Steel Drum Band! Chalk it Up is proudly sponsored by The Pendleton Art Center.

JULY FIRST FRIDAY: ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Join us for July's First Friday celebration in Downtown Middletown as we throw an old fashioned Ice Cream Social! This event is proudly sponsored by the Middletown Lyric Theatre, Mockingbirds Cafe' & First United Methodist Church.

You will have a SWEET time with fantastic music featuring old fashioned quartets, ragtime music, shopping specials, children's activities and of course.........plenty of ICE CREAM!

AUGUST FIRST FRIDAY: HOMETOWN HEROES

Help us celebrate Middletown’s own Hometown Heroes! Spend an evening with our Police & Fire Department and First Responders! Police cruisers, fire trucks, k-9 units and more will be there. A chance for the community to meet & greet the men and women who protect us every day. Kids young and old are encouraged to dress up like their favorite heroes! 

september first friday: dog day downtown
***rescheduled due to weather til Friday, 10/12/18**

Downtown Middletown is going to the dogs, again! Join us in downtown Middletown for the Fourth Annual First Friday: Dog Day Downtown! An evening all about you and your best friend! Bring your BFFFF’s to downtown Middletown to enjoy loads of free treats, free vaccinations, $20 Microchipping, explore multiple animal rescues and more!

Check-in with us at Governors Square (corner of Central Ave & Broad St) to grab your Doggie Bag and guide for the evening. From there, you can collect free dog treats and goodies from local businesses downtown.

OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY: ITALIAN FEST

Ciao! Join us as well celebrate all things ITALIAN at this new First Friday, sponsored by The Sons of Italy!  Of course there will be plenty of Italian food available, music, homemade pizzelles and more!

november first friday: ale in autumn

Join us for the Fourth Annual Ale in Autumn! Come taste the best fall selection of craft beers, brews, and cocktails that downtown Middletown businesses have to offer! Bring your DORA approved beverage to the "game garden" hosted by the Middletown Young Professionals at Governors Square, located at the corner of Broad Street & Central Ave. Mingle with the people, play some games, and have some good old fashioned fall fun!

december first friday: merry moonlight madness

Join us for the FourthAnnual First Friday:Merry Moonlight Madness Sale in downtown Middletown! Get up to 40% off your ENTIRE purchase at participating locations when you draw a “snowball” at checkout!

HOW IT WORKS
1. Shop at the participating locations below!
2. Bring your purchase to the register where you will be asked to draw from the bucket of discounts.
3. Whatever ball you pull from the bucket is the discount you get off your entire purchase. Every participant will receive at least 10% but you have a chance to save up to 40% off your order!
4. Take your loot home and bask in the sunshine of the awesome deals you scored in downtown Middletown.

RULES & EXCLUSIONS:
• Once the discount ball has been drawn, you cannot add or subtract from your order.
• Although kept to a minimum, please be aware that some items may be excluded from the Merry Moonlight Madness Sale.

Stay tuned for the 2018 Participating Business List