St. J Final Fridays Returns on June 30

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Downtown St. Johnsbury’s Railroad Street will be open for the street fair on the first Final Friday on June 30.

ST. JOHNSBURY – Partners Discover St. Johnsbury, the Town of St. Johnsbury, and Catamount Film & Arts are bringing back the St. J Final Fridays series to St. Johnsbury again this summer.

The event will bring a street fair and nightlife feel to the downtown on the final Friday evenings of each month, on June 30, July 28, and August 25.

On each event date, starting at 4 p.m., Railroad Street will be closed to motorized vehicles and filled with free interactive live art demonstrations, family-fun activities, a gallery stroll, sidewalk sales, tasty treats, a beer garden, and more. At 7 p.m., the event closes out with a free Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series performance in the heart of downtown.

The first event in the series takes place on Friday, June 30. Featured free programming at the street fair includes a story-weaving performance by Djeli Forchion; giant carrot “photo booth” from Salvation Farms; a St. J Art on the Street Gallery Stroll by Catamount Arts, featuring art exhibitions, meet-the-artist activities, and refreshments in a dozen locations along Railroad Street and Eastern

Avenue; live portrait drawing by Larry Golden; capoeira demonstrations from Didê Capoeira; fitness popup classes by NEK Prosper!; and more than 30 activities including food trucks, kids crafts, free goodies, and live music. Businesses along Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue will also stay open late and host sidewalk sales and activities.

At 7 p.m., the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series kicks off with its first performance of 2023 with Burlington-based American blues duo Dwight and Nicole, as part of the Clemmons Family Farm “Facing the Sunrise: Black Performing Arts” series. Catamount Arts will bring their signature mobile stage to the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury, turning Railroad Street into a summer concert venue.

More details can be found at discoverstjohnsbury.com/finalfridays, by visiting the Welcome Center (51 Depot Square), or calling (802) 748-8575.

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