Main Street Delaware’s Sept. 4 “First Friday” celebration will feature the fourth annual downtown pet walk, a hands-on display of public works equipment, a vintage car show and a teen area.
Registration is available now for the pet walk, sponsored by the Delaware County District Library. The cost is $10 per pet, which nets the pets (and their parents) a treasure map to downtown businesses providing special treats along with a doggie bag to collect their loot.
The pet walk will be from 6 to 9 p.m., stepping off from the Main Street Delaware office at 20 E. Winter St.
As they check in, registered pets will be photographed for posting in a Main Street Delaware Facebook album. The pet receiving the most “likes” will be named the “Furry Marshal” of Main Street Delaware’s Nov. 22 Christmas parade.
Pet walk registration will be limited to the first 100 animals. Registration is available now at Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St.; on the night of the event at the Main Street Delaware office; or online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com.
The city of Delaware public works department also will be downtown for the event. Children will be able to see and explore some of the large vehicles that help to keep the community safe and clean.
September’s First Friday teen area is hosted by the William Street Lighthouse Youth Program. The teen area will offer free food, dancing and games. DJ Matt Ryan will provide music and entertainment.
Main Street Delaware will also welcome back Delaware’s Vintage Auto Club for a First Friday downtown cruise-in. Cars will be parked in the north block of Sandusky Street from Winter Street to Central Avenue.
Many stores and restaurants will also stay open late for the event.
Information for this story was provided by Main Street Delaware.