First Friday on Main is Oct. 1

After a year of being sidelined by the pandemic, the Downtown Raeford Business Association (DRBA) will present Raeford’s First Friday this October with live entertainment and plenty to see and do.

The First Friday on Main Street in Raeford is set for 6-10 p.m. Friday, October 1. The event will feature a performance by the Jebb Mac Band, a crossover country group that blends multiple genres into country music.

There will be free face painting, free balloon twisters and complementary axe throwing. Food trucks will be present to sell food and there will also be adult beverages available for purchase. 

The event is open to the public. First Friday is located outdoors and people are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

The DRBA sought to launch the First Friday series last year, but was forced to put it hold due to COVID-19. Now Raeford’s own First Fridays will light up the night to bring entertainment and community activities to liven up downtown.

The DRBA is a registered nonprofit formed by Raeford’s local business leaders to give business owners a voice and a vision for downtown Raeford, the organization’s website states. A volunteer board of directors oversees the organization. The DRBA is dedicated to building partnerships with the Economic Development Commission, Downtown Raeford Development/Revitalization District, City of Raeford, and County of Hoke. The DRBA offers members support and networking opportunities.

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