Elizabethton's third Evening on Elk will take place this Friday

John Thompson • Jul 9, 2019 at 10:59 PM

ELIZABETHTON — This Friday is the second Friday of July, and that means it will soon be time for Evening on Elk once again. This popular downtown event started on the first Friday in May, and is now set for its third event.

It is a chance to celebrate downtown businesses and just meet with friends from 5-9 p.m. Fridays. Most stores will remain open for the monthly event and many offer specials, treats, live music and other attractions.

Chasity Thompson, one of the Evening on Elk organizers, said there will be new additions to the event for July. Much of the new stuff is at the Gathering Hub, where there will be new food trucks offering tempting wares.

Thompson said the Gathering Hub will also have more children’s activities. She said Keep Carter County Beautiful will also be there to promote the county’s beauty.

Also new for the Evening on Elk will be a new ice cream truck at Sweetsie Treats. There will also be a fundraiser going on nearly for the Bonnie Kate Theater.

Evening on Elk has already become a popular time to hold individual store celebrations. Several grand openings have already been held during Evenings on Elk, including the grand opening of Big Dan’s Barbecue and Riverside Taphouse.

This month will be no exception. It will be the opportunity for Thompson’s Building 520 to celebrate its third anniversary and for Blue River Studio to celebrate its move down the street from the Ritz Mini Mall to the Eagle Co-op Building.

The Building 520 celebration will include an appearance by Appalachian Sun Brewery.

After the event, there will once again be a post-event party at Jiggy Ray’s and the Riverfront Taphouse.

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