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Finally Friday, Movin’ on Main make for another busy downtown weekend

David E. with the Band Levelz performs Saturday morning. – Photo by Judith Brown

Laurens, S.C.  – Assuming the potential rains clear out by this evening, the May 6 Finally Friday will continue to go on as planned with the City of Laurens stage at its new location at the North side of the Historic Courthouse.

And then Saturday morning, runners and walkers signing up for this Saturday’s Movin’ on Main 5K will be taking part in the start of a full morning of activities in Historic Downtown Laurens, as the runners will be treated to music and numerous activities following the 9 a.m. run on May 7.
Sponsored jointly by the Laurens Family YMCA and Main Street Laurens, this is the second year for the Movin’ on Main 5K, and it includes a celebration of music on the City of Laurens stage on the north end of the courthouse as David E. And the Band Levelz perform from 10 a.m. to noon.
There will also be a display of STEAM activities by students from each of the District 55 schools.
About 400 purchased tickets for last weekend’s Sip & Stroll Wine Tasting, and people mingled in downtown businesses and purchased items, sometimes in retail businesses they’d ever entered before.
“That’s one of the primary reasons we host these events downtown,” Irick said. “It’s a lot of fun and provides great weekend activities but it’s also to get people into the local businesses. And if they don’t make purchases at that time, they’ll often make plans to return.”
Irick said the same can happen Saturday, as retail and food businesses will be open on the Square. The bakery is open for breakfast and into the afternoon and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla is open for lunch.
Anyone who wants to participate in the Movin’ on Main 5K and has not yet pre-registered can do so on the day of the run. Registration is $30 and it opens at 8:15 a.m. The run begins at the Truist building, (formerly SunTrust) at 201 West Main, and ends between Untied Community Bank and Southern Twist, right at the corner of the Historic Square.
That puts the runners right near the square where all the activities will be happening, Irick said.
For more information scroll down on the Events page of mainstreetlaurens.org, which also includes information about the upcoming Piedmont Blues & Roots Music Festival, sponsored by Main Street Laurens with the City of Laurens.

This story published in the Wednesday, May 4 issue of The Laurens County Advertiser.

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