NEWS & UPDATE

2020 Calendar of Events

Mark your calendar to attend all the AMAZING events that Downtown Fremont has to offer in 2020!

Info on how to get $5 wristband for NYE Celebration

Info on how to get $5 wristband for NYE Celebration

Q: How do you get a $5 wristband for all the unlimited activities on NYE in Downtown Fremont?

A: Starting at 4pm on NYE on Front Street between Croghan and Birchard, people will be walking around selling them! You can pay cash or credit card!

Downtown Fremont New Year’s Eve Map

Here’s the New Year’s Eve map! Start making your plans today! Purchase a $5 wristband on Front Street on NYE to enjoy a night full of activities starting at 4pm!

Downtown Fremont New Year’s Eve Celebration

Downtown Fremont New Year’s Eve Celebration

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be partnering with the City of Fremont and local businesses for the 3rd annual Downtown Fremont, Ohio, New Year’s Eve Celebration.  This year Fremont has a lot to celebrate from our 2020 Bicentennial to being named Best Hometown of Northwest Ohio.  All which will make ringing in 2020 memorable for all.

The day begins at 10am at the Fremont Rec Center for Kid’s Noon Year’s Celebration with fun carnival games and lasting until 1pm with a balloon drop to ring in 2020 at 12pm for all.  Terra State Community College will be hosting the 2020 Noon Year’s Eve Bash for the seniors of the community to ring in 2020.

Starting at 4pm, Downtown Fremont will be transformed into an illuminating spectacular with lighted decorations creating an atmosphere to make the fun of ringing in 2020 come alive throughout the evening.  Open street activities such as ax throwing, human snow globe, ice skating, escape room, LED putt-putt and polar slide to partake in by purchasing a $5 wrist band to have fun for the entire night.

Businesses such as Kohler’s 818 Club, Fremont Elks 169, Elroy’s Deli Market, Scrapetta’s Italian, Down Thyme Café, Live Edge Center, The Garrison, The Strand and Fremont VFW Post 2946 will be having specials and different types of entertainment at each.

The evening will be centered on the 7:30pm ceremony of Fremont being the Best Hometown at the Garrison and Front Streets intersection.  Following the ceremony will be a laser light show at 8pm and again at midnight to ring in the New Year.

SJCC will be hosting Ohio Revival from 8:30-11:30pm for an amazing show with no cover.  Throughout the evening, a shuttle will loop from Downtown Fremont up Croghan by the Fremont Elks 169 to SJCC to Kohler’s 818 Club and then back to Downtown Fremont.  This shuttle is FREE for everyone to experience all the different venues and what they have to offer for New Year’s Eve in the FRE!

From 9:30pm to midnight there will be carriage rides through the downtown until it is time to ring in 2020.

Sponsorship from Fremont Federal Credit Union and Crown Battery has helped bring this spectacular event to Downtown Fremont, but more sponsorship is needed.  Please text Fremont NYE to 44321 to donate any monetary amount.

Downtown Open House & Pottery Perfection Done Your Way! Holly Jolly Parade

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting a Downtown Open House on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. The Pottery Perfection Done Your Way! Holly Jolly Parade is Saturday, December 7 at 6pm. Attendance to these events is free to the public.

Downtown Open House is an opportunity for businesses to have extended hours to display all the merchandise they have to make your holiday shopping spectacular. Each of the businesses will have festive holiday savings to go along with unique gifts to buy for your love ones.

On December 7 at 3pm Paramount Cinema is showing 3 movies: “The Lion King,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and “A Dog’s Journey.” Doors open at 2:30pm with limited seating. Bring a non-perishable food to see free movie and popcorn is FREE for all. This sponsored by Downtown Fremont, Inc., Sandusky County Food Bank and the Paramount Cinema. Proud for this event to be in its 30th year.

Pottery Perfection Done Your Way! Holly Jolly Parade starts at 6pm to create a sparkling atmosphere through downtown with the lighted light poles to the glistening floats and vehicles in the parade. To be a part of the parade, an entry form is required. The parade starts at Roger Young Park and precedes north on Front Street and end on Front Street – on the north side of State Street by Fremont Floor Covering.

Santa is in the House on the corner of Front Street and Croghan Street in December on Friday’s from 5-7pm and Saturday’s from 1-3pm. Outside The Santa House Downtown is a mailbox for children to mail Christmas letters to Santa and receive a letter back from the North Pole from November 29 to December 18, no stamp required, but each envelope must have a return address.

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.

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