NEWS & UPDATE

Downtown Fremont Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting Holly Jolly Events in Downtown Fremont to get the holiday season started.  The Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29 is at 7pm and Small Business Saturday Shop Hop on Saturday, November 30.  Attendance to these events is free to the public.

The Tree Lighting will take place at the corner of Front and State Streets by The Santa House Downtown.  Prior to the Tree Lighting from 5-7pm, Santa will be in his house for children to visit and tell him what they want for Christmas. Santa will have hours from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 30 also.

To kick off the Tree Lighting, there will be carolers and a hot cocoa wagon with cookies to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday season.

Small Business Saturday Shop Hop is an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong.  This event encourages people to Shop Small and brings more holiday shopping to small businesses.

From November 29 through December 16, 2019, for every $10 you spend at a participating downtown retail business, your name will be added into the 2 drawings being held on Monday, December 16, 2019.  The first name out receives 250 Downtown Fremont Dollars.  The second name out receives 100 Downtown Fremont Dollars.  Downtown Dollars are redeemable at the many participating Downtown Fremont stores.

 

Downtown Fremont Inc. to receive grant to assist Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema in renovations

Rural LISC Creative Placemaking Initiative will bring funding to Downtown Fremont Inc. to help assist the Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema and boost the Downtown Revitalization Historic District.

The grant focuses on cultivating creative small business development and supporting local artists.  The grant funds of $10,212 will be used for the renovation of the theatre’s marquee sign ($8,000) and benches and artist stipends ($2,212).

Three artistic benches will be designed by local businesses that specialize in metal design.  Once completed will be painted by commissioned local artists and/or students from Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools and Fremont Ross High School art clubs to convey a visual message of what the downtown is and has to offer.

The partnership with Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) and Downtown Fremont Inc. is an example of three different organizations working together for the betterment of our community.  GLCAP was an important partner for writing the grant.  With Great Eastern Theatre-Paramount Cinema having the willingness to support the revitalization of our downtown.

Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Events Map for 10/19/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of spooky activities happening in downtown. See you Saturday!

  • At 12pm at the Front & Garrison intersection will be the Pumpkin Decoration Contest Judging…you bring your own decorated pumpkin carved or uncarved.
  • At the corner of Croghan and Front Streets, the South Creek Clydesdales will do a 2 hour extensive set-up for the 11am Clydesdale Parade which will take place on the east side of the market. 8 Golden Ticket Winners will be awarded the opportunity to ride in the parade.
  • Trick or Treating will take place with the downtown business and vendors within the market. Each will have an orange balloon to let you know they are participating.
  • The Haunted Hydro will have a Costume Parade at 10:30 through the market. Please meet in the and Brady Parking Lot to parade to The Strand Theater for the contest during the Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Events on sat. October 19. The judging will start at 11am.

 

Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” Holly Jolly Parade 2019

Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” Holly Jolly Parade 2019 will be Saturday, December 7th at 6pm and will start at Roger Young Park extending through Downtown Fremont by crossing over State Street and finishing on the north side of Front Street…illuminated floats, bands and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Registration deadline is Monday, December 2.

 

Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & ProMedica Memorial Hospital Harvest Happenings Events on Front Street on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9am-1pm.  Attendance to the market and events will be free to the public.  This Farmers Market has many spooky activities for children of all ages.

South Creek Clydesdales will have a 2 hour extensive set-up that starts at 9am at Croghan and Front Streets that will show what goes into getting the horses ready for an event.  There will be a drawing to award 1of 8 riders to participate in the Clydesdale Parade which will go through the market at 11am.

Haunted Hydro will have a Costume Parade at 10:30 through the market.  Please meet in the and Brady Parking Lot to parade to The Strand for the Adult & Kid Costume Contest.  The judging will start at 11am.

Pumpkin Decoration Contest for carved and uncarved pumpkins will take place at noon at the intersection of Garrison and Front Streets.  All pumpkins should be decorated by adults and kids at home and can be dropped off at the intersection of Garrison and Front Streets starting at 9am.  No registration needed, just bring pumpkin(s) day of the event.  Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to downtown businesses.

Throughout the market will be pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, face painting, community coloring page and Chris Fry, the Chalk Goblin, will be creating interactive sidewalk chalk drawings.  Downtown Fremont businesses and vendors within the market will be participating in Trick or Treat from 10am-12pm which allows children to go to stores or vendors that have an orange balloon to receive candy.  There are lots of interactive activities to keep all those little goblins busy.

Farmers Market & Crop Circle Events Map for 10/5/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities happening in downtown for the entire family in the Brady Parking Lot during the market.  Check out the schedule. See you Saturday!

Crop Circle Art & Music Festival and Farmers Market & Crop Circle Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting The Bellevue Hospital Crop Circle Art & Music Festival on Friday, October 4 from 6-9pm. The Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and The Bellevue Hospital Crop Circle Events Saturday, October 5 from 9am-1pm. The Special Event sponsor is Elroy’s Deli Market and Style Crest is the sponsor of the Kids Activities.  Both events will be on Front Street.  Attendance to the festival, market and events will be free to the public.  This festival and events are an opportunity for the Fremont and surrounding communities to watch or participate in fun, creative and curious activities.

Friday evening events consist of Chalk Art with Caroline Jardine, Open Mic Night at Elroy’s Deli & Market, Artist Gallery at the 219 Brady Building, Art Walk & Fun Photo Op’s, Starry Trails: Interactive Telescope, Glow in the Dark Shirt Craft, Alien and Outer Space Kids Crafts, Glass Blowing by Paul Otermat, Nick the Magician, Jelly Fish Puppets by TSA, Glass City Steel Drummers and to close out the night at 9pm a Glow Bike Ride.  All of these activities will be happening on Front Street between Croghan and Garrisons Streets.

During the Farmers Market and Crop Circle Events will be the Art Walk & Fun Photo Op’s, Starry Trails: Planetarium at Live Edge Center, Artist Gallery at the 219 Brady Building, Chalk Art with Caroline Jardine, Kazenodaichi Taiko Drummers, Flat Top Republic, Alien & Outer Space Kids Craft Activities, Community Painting:  Mini- Murals, Yarn Bombing by Michelle Atkinson, Bubble Sharks having a Super Bubbling, Sandusky County Share & Care: Art Tile Activity, Caricatures with Isaac Klunk and Glass Blowing by Eamon King in Downtown Fremont.

This event focuses on learning, creativity, fun, families, and celebrating what makes each of us unique.  Events will take place in Downtown Fremont.  Enjoy live art, local food and opportunities for everyone to join in!

Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Events Map for 9/21/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities happening in downtown from free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness in the Brady Parking Lot during the market from a bounce house, and obstacle course.  See you Saturday!

 

Farmers Market & Street Play Saturday Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & the Sandusky County Health Department and Sandusky County Park District Street Play Saturday Events on Front Street on September 21, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.  Attendance to the market will be free to the public.

Free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness in the Brady Parking Lot during the market from a bounce house, an obstacle course, bike helmet fittings, fruit & veggie tasting and Jazzercise from 11-12.  Kids yoga from 9-10am in the grass lot across by the Arch Street Parking Lot.  Pepper the Unicorn Pony will be in the vendor line up for pictures.

Street Play Saturday BINGO will be happening throughout the market.  This is a great opportunity to win cool prizes by participating. Sandusky County Park District will have live animals for you to see and pet.  All are Welcome! ¡Todos Bienvenidos!

Front Street will be closed 6am until 2pm from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue for this event.

Farmers Market & Block Party with BBQ & Sauce Competition Events Map for 9/7/19

Here is the map for the Farmers Market, so you can locate your favorite vendors and start making your list for Saturday.  Also, remember that there will be lots of activities happening in downtown from BBQ & Sauce Competition, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and Dessert Contest.  Dessert Contest will happen at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection at 11am.  See you Saturday!

Upcoming Events

november, 2019

29nov5:00 PM7:00 PMSanta House Visitation

30novAll DaySmall Business Saturday

30nov1:00 PM3:00 PMSanta House Visitation

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