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Spend the first Friday of every month in Downtown Woodstock and enjoy the many restaurants and stores that the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6pm-9pm, and celebrate with a themed downtown wide festival

For each Friday Night Live theme participating Downtown Merchants will have activities going on at their stores and throughout the Downtown area related to the theme of the month.

March 1st- Mardi Gras on Main
The spirit of Mardi Gras comes to Downtown Woodstock. Kick off March in style and celebrate Mardi Gras on Main in Downtown Woodstock. Mardi Gras on Main will feature a Mardi Gras parade and the crowning of a Mardi Gras King & Queen

The crowning of the Mardi Gras King & Queen will take place at 7:30pm at the park between Canyons & Pure

The Mardi Gras parade will start at 8pm from the location of Community and Southern Bank on Main St. The parade will go north up Main St through Historic Downtown Woodstock. The parade will end at the intersection of Main St and Towne Lake Pkwy. Parade should last 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to line the sidewalks along Main St on the parade route to enjoy the Downtown Woodstock Mardi Gras parade.

A trio of horn players will be performing dixieland style music at the event.

Join us at PURE to celebrate the first Friday Night Live of 2013!!! $7 Grateful deads....$3.50 Pineapple Infused Shots....$3 Bud Lights

Woodstock Art & Glass will feature the following offers during the event: James Marie Silver lined glass beads: Buy 2 get one free.Chamilia Sale buy 3 beads get a silver snap bracelet free. They will offer a beginning beads class starting at 7pm. Featured Artist working in Woodstock Art & Glass during Friday Night Live: The Shipyard with RL Brethauer : The Artist RL is from Savannah, where he creates his driftwood and recycle building material ships and candle holders. In Woodstock Art & Glass on Friday night He will be building some ships and they will have appetizers to be enjoyed by everyone.

Pennybag Emporium will be giving out beads to all customers, bead toss game for the kids with prizes for all who play, Mario our caricature artist will be on hand with free drawings, gumbo sample for all while it lasts, raffle giveaway for a lucky customer -- no purchase necessary!

Dress Up will be offering 15% off entire purchase to anyone that mentions Friday Night Live!

Seven Arrows will pass our Mardi Gras beads and have refreshments. Live music in front of Seven Arrows also featuring Jeffrey Byrd.

ICE Martini Bar - Come get your beads!!!!
Join us for Homemade Gumbo, Oysters on the 1/2 Shell, and $5.00 Hurricanes! Dine at ICE on Friday, March 1st for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to ICE.380 Chambers Street Woodstock, GA 30188 770-672-6334

Colby Family Chiropractic will be there with a FREE bounce house for the kids, plus FREE scoliosis screening and FREE spinal screening on the grass next to the train tracks between Canyon and Pure.

Canyons will be offering $2.00 domestic beers all weekend

Cupcakelicious will have King Cake for the Mardi Gras celebration

The Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean's Store will host game night where you can play your favorite board game in the historic setting of dean's store. We will also be giving out Mardi Gras beads.

Teen Arts Night
Sponsored by Elm Street's Teen Arts Guild (TAG). Bring your guitar, your karaoke cd, your poetry, your artwork, your short stories to share with other creative, arts minded teens. $5 cash at the door provides a slice of pizza and a soda at intermission. For youth in Grades 7-12. Friday March 1 from 6-8pm at City Center 8534 Main Street Woodstock 678-494-4251

iThink Improv Troupe
Enjoy the food and shops along Woodstock's Main Street then come to City Center auditorium for some family friendly laughs as the Troupe takes audience suggestions and turns them into wacky comedy. All seats $5. Friday March 1 at 9pm at City Center 8534 Main Street Woodstock 678-494-4251

Other participating merchants include Ipp's, J Miller's, Samson & Delilah, Ann Literl Art/Studio 81,Blue Frog Imports, LKT Sports Art, Natural Strides, The Wright Stuff, Century House Tavern, Freight Kitchen & Tap, Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Brenda's House of Flowers, Pineapple Park, Ember Hot Yoga, Bridal Exchange Boutique, Swirl By Design, Copper Coin Coffee, Maxwell's Cigar Bar, Dismerio, Threads, Holly Springs Jewelers, The Magnolia Thomas Restaurant, Foxtale Books, Vingenzo's.

For more info please call 770-924-0406