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First Fridays - CANCELED (Choc Shoppe still happening)
First Fridays - CANCELED (Choc Shoppe still happening)

Fri, Aug 04


Bennington County

First Fridays - CANCELED (Choc Shoppe still happening)

Join your friends and neighbors downtown for a festive atmosphere!

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Time & Location

Aug 04, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bennington County, Main St, Bennington, VT, USA

Event Details:

The Better Bennington Corporation hosts the second First Friday 2023 on Friday, August 4 on Main Street in Downtown Bennington. The special theme this month is activities! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Main Street between North Street and Silver Street will be closed to traffic and filled with games and activities including the Rock Painting project: Benny, The Caterpillar. The street will have games (cornhole, pickleball, and more), outdoor restaurant service, sidewalk sales, and buskers.

Merchants are invited to host their own special activities led by The Village Chocolate Shoppe's "Chocolate Bingo!" (471 Main Street) This one serves as a fundraiser for Bennington Project Independence. The price per person is $6. For this donation, participants receive 5 single-use cards. (Additional cards are available for purchase.) They will also also host 50/50 raffle. All the Chocolate Shoppe's proceeds go to BPI.

While the footprint is just a small piece of Main Street, all our downtown merchants are, of course, welcome and encouraged to participate with space on Main.

If you would like to be a busker for tips only, please contact Jenny:


The mission of the Better Bennington Corporation is to lead and support public and private efforts that enhance downtown as the vital commercial and cultural heart of the community.

The Better Bennington Corporation (BBC) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believes these fundamental principles inform and strengthen the BBC's ability to respond to changing demographics and the needs of all who live in, work in, or visit Downtown Bennington.

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