Habersham's First Friday gets an Olympic Games theme


Habersham is throwing its First Friday Market Street on August 3 and will also celebrate of the 2012 Olympic Games with a "Summer Games Galore" beginning at 4 p.m.

The event will feature live entertainment by The Brewer Band and an expanded Farmer's Market with local and regional growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors from 4 to 9 p.m.

In keeping with the Olympic theme, children's activities will include various races, games and competitions, complete with a variety of awards and prizes. Marketplace restaurants, including Berto's Tex-Mex Grill, Maggie's Pub and Piace Pizza will serve guests street side and inside their restaurants.


"Families play a large role in the planning of our First Fridays events," said Habersham Marketplace Merchant's Council President Leslie Pickel. "We thought celebrating the Olympic Games by way of kid friendly competitions would be a fun twist to the event!"


The First Fridays Series continues monthly through October with the Second Annual Rock the Block Back to School Rally (September 7) and a Blues and Brews Festival (October 5).


The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market Street in the Habersham Neighborhood, located off of Joe Frazier Road.