Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, May 3.

This month, several merchants will participate, and the event will include carriage rides, book talks, live art and music, birthday celebrations, and more.

Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield.

May First Friday Shop Hop will feature:

~ Element of Art will host April Showers Bring May Flowers: New Florals for Summer.

~ La Luna will host a one stop shopping night for ladies, including 10 women-based home businesses like Lularoe, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi Accessories, and more.

~ Little Buckeye Children’s Museum will celebrate its 8th Birthday including birthday party games, snacks, crafts, and party favors.

~ Main Street Books will host a book talk with the author of Alien Virus Love Disaster, Abbey Mei Otis.

~ Phoenix Brewing Company will offer live music by Little Spooky as well as Truckin Trav’s Food Truck.

~ Richland Bank will be hosting #WheresRascal at Richland Carrousel Park. Meet their mascot, Rascal, and get one free carrousel ride per person as well as one carnation from Tara’s Floral for Mother’s Day.

~ Richland Carrousel Park will be offering 5 rides for $2 as well as carriage rides at $5 per person.

~ Tara’s Floral will host a Sidewalk Acoustic Jam.

~ The Chill will be offering a variety of treats.

~ What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe will celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

First Friday Shop Hop is free and open to the public! For additional and up to the minute information follow us on, email at [email protected] or call 419-522-0099.

Downtown Mansfield Incorporated’s mission is to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.

Source: Downtown Mansfield Inc.; Photo: Creative Commons License

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