The July 5 event theme is "Dog Days of Summer"

The 'Dog Days' of summer beckon neighbors, man's best friend to Lansdale First Friday

Dog Days of Summer for July Lansdale First Friday

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Are you hot enough yet? How about your four-footed friend? First Friday beckons you, your family and your fur babies to Lansdale for cool fun.

The theme of this weekend’s July 5 First Friday is "Dog Days of Summer." Sponsor Discover Lansdale welcomes pups and parents with fun and engaging ideas for everyone. There will be themed vendors and a photo scavenger hunt, bounce and water amusements for the kids, cold drinks (adult and otherwise) for their folks, live music, tasty food, juggling, face painting, dunk tank and much more.

The popular downtown tie-in, the Discover Lansdale Passport Program continues. Pick up a Passport Program playing card at the Discover Lansdale table at First Friday or weekdays at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County office on Madison Street. 

Then, collect stamps all summer long by patronizing participating borough businesses. And once eight stamps have been collected, bring the card to the next First Friday for a drawing worth more than $300 every month.

Favorite features return to the new location along Madison Street:

The Photo Scavenger Hunt, sponsored this month by Retroware Arcade.

Live on the Main Stage: The Pennise Family Band

DJ at Railroad Plaza: Chris Evans

Food Vendors: El Limon, Moshava, Meat Wagon, Tot Rod, The Little Sicilian, Kono Pizza, Scratch Kitchen, and of course all our top-notch borough favorites.

Dessert Trucks: Fiesta Churros, Downtown Scoop, House of Cupcakes, Beach Beans Coffee Co.

In The Beer Garden: Well Crafted, Ten7, Local Tap/Favorite Child, Simple Days, Boardroom Spirits, Cardinal Hollow Winery, Round Guys Brewery, and Stove & Tap

Entertainment: Face-painting by Josep and Morgan, juggling by Bad Idea Entertainment, and photo booth by Evans Entertainment

Free Valet Bicycle Parking — every month this summer — at Main and Madison, courtesy of Bike North Penn

Dunk Tank featuring our favorite Mayor, Garry Herbert!

Plus about three dozen vendor tables along Madison and Wood Streets.

Discover Lansdale appreciates its First Friday season sponsors for 2024:

BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:

Krystal Clear Vision:

The 365 Foundation:

Legal Injury Law Firm:

Penn Community Bank:

And the full-season all-event sponsor, 3 Hill Credit Union:

Themes for the rest of the 2024 First Friday season:

August 2: '80s Night; don your platform shoes and glitter garb and dance, dance, dance. Live band: Class of '84.

September 6: Philly Sports; fly with your friends as football season commences. Live: Juicy with Brianna Taylor

October 4: Oktoberfest/Chili Cookoff; the annual tasty competition kicks off a weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration in the Borough culminating in Discover Lansdale’s amazing annual Zer0.5K and Oktoberfest Sunday, Oct. 6. Live: Exit 31

November 1: Zombie Walk; stagger down Main with hundreds of your fellow Undead. Entertainment by Dave "DJ Mixology" Batory

Participants in the Passport Program include Round Guys Brewing, Main Street Pizzeria, Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Oddy Knocks Tattoo, Modern Male Barber Academy, Chef Chipper/AAA Catering, Kub Kao, Comic Zen, Retroware Arcade/Classic Game Junkie, 365 Foundation, Hair N'Abstract, The Black Reserve Bookstore, The Hair Lounge, Arnold's Way, La Radiance O.N.E. Salon, Scent & Sip, Escapopolis, Stove & Tap, Anointed Expressions, Well Crafted Beer, El Limon Restaurant, and Philly Pretzel Factory.

First Fridays begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 9. Madison Street from Main to Wood Streets will be closed, with parking prohibited during those hours. Parking is available at all Lansdale municipal lots, the SEPTA surface lot and 680-space parking parage (enter through the Main Street train station entrance or from Fifth Street between Walnut and Kenilworth) and surface lot, as well on-street parking.

When inclement weather threatens, a decision will be announced on Discover Lansdale’s Facebook page by 1 p.m. Friday regarding whether the event will be held. For additional information, visit Discover Lansdale’s First Friday web site.

Thursday, July 25, 2024




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