Downtown Charlevoix Hosting “First Friday’s”

Charlevoix is getting creative to bring more people into local businesses, with their “First Friday’s” event.

On the first Friday of the month, downtown businesses stay open longer. Each month, they have a different activity.

On Friday, they had special music playing until seven.

With the amount of customers coming to town, First Fridays gives stores and restaurants the boost they need during the slower winter months.

“Some of the retailers do have specials and giveaways, and that helps bring their customers in for that special occasion,” said Lindsey Dotson, Charlevoix DDA Director. “So it’s definitely a positive impact and it gives everyone something else to do without leaving town and have fun.”

The final First Friday of the season is May 6.