Additionally, both cities will have their respective farmers markets on Saturday.
Woodstock’s Friday Night Live event will be throughout downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. and encourages participants to channel their inner-hippie with a “Summer of Love” theme, celebrating the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.
Attendees wearing their ’70s finest are eligible to win a $100 downtown gift certificate in the “Summer of Love” costume contest. To enter, participants can stop by the Woodstock Visitors Center at Dean’s Store to get their picture taken, which will be used for an online poll to select the best costume.
“Wear your best hippie attire or dress up as your favorite movie or television character, musician, or other well known figure,” said Kyle Bennett, director of tourism and visitors center operations.
Some notable events and specials during the event include $2 domestic beers at Canyon’s, which will also be having a promotional even featuring raffles, crafts, face-painting and a DJ in cooperation with Sweet Rides Cure for Cancer to raise money for national and local cancer initiatives.
Salon Gloss will also be supporting Sweet Rides by hosting a sidewalk party with refreshments, music, pink ribbon glitter tattoos and pink hair extensions.
The salon will donate a portion of proceeds to the cause. And to help get the party started, it will also be hosting classes combining kickboxing and dance skills in the parking lot.
Owners Tim Timmons and Nicolie Griffin will give all class students a certificate for a complimentary haircut.
Elm Street Cultural Arts’ Teen Arts Guild will once again be having Teen Arts Night at their 8534 Main St. location. For $5 admission, teens will get a slice of pizza and soda at intermission.
The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and parents are required to sign in teens under the age of 15.
Younger children can attend the Mulan Tea Party at Tea Leaves and Thyme, located at 8990 South Main St. in Woodstock beginning at 4:15 p.m., featuring characters Mulan and Captain Shang.
Admission is $16.50 and includes meal, tax and gratuity. Another option for families is the iThink Improv Troupe’s show at City Center, located at 8534 Main St. The show begins at 9 p.m. and costs $5 for admission.
Also, Dress Up Boutique will offer 15 percent off entire purchases for customers wearing hippie attire. Copper Coin Coffee will feature live music by Tripp Spears from 8 to 10 p.m.
Saturday’s Main Street Woodstock Farmers Market will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Park at City Center parking lot. The event will feature a canning demonstration at 9:30 a.m. including a market walk-through to show buyers how to find the best quality produce for canning.
The market will also feature a weaving demonstration.
For more information on the market or about becoming a vendor, email Kyle Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 924-0406.
In Canton, the city’s First Friday event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and feature a block party, street dancing, a car show, live music and a variety of food and retail vendors.
Ginger Garrard, Main Street director, said many downtown stores will have extended hours. She said there are still vendor spaces available, and she can be reached at (770) 704-1548.
The Canton Theatre will have an open house event with free refreshments throughout the event.
Saturday’s Canton Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. to noon in Cannon Park. Shoppers can purchase new T-shirts to promote the event for $10.
Garrard also requests fans of the city’s farmers market to vote for Canton in the America’s Farmland Trust Favorite Farmers Market contest, which recognizes outstanding farmers market’s throughout the country. Canton’s is in the top five for Georgia on the organization’s list.
“Because of your support for our market you have made it an outstanding market with great success,” Garrard said. “Thank you to all of you who show up every week, no matter the weather.”
To vote for Canton Farmers Market, visit www.action.farmland.org. Voting closes Sept. 3.