NEWS & UPDATE

Map for Saturday, December 4th Holiday Market is HERE ✅

The Croghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market is from 11am til 2pm on Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue.  Sun, Rain, Snow or Cold, it will still go ON!   The Holiday Market is a open air market on the streets of Downtown FremontThis is a great opportunity to support Small Businesses in Downtown Fremont and surrounding areas!

Downtown Fremont Inc. to host “Fire & Ice” Downtown Open House, Holiday Market & Parade

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting a “Fire & Ice” Downtown Open House on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4.  Croghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market is Saturday, December 4 from 11am-2pm.  Terra State Community College “Fire & Ice” Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 4 starting at 6pm.  Attendance to these events is free to the public.  

“Fire & Ice” 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 this holiday season.

The Croghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market is from 11am til 2pm on Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue.  Sun, Rain, Snow or Cold, it will still go ON!   The Holiday Market is a open air market on the streets of Downtown Fremont.  At this time, seeking vendors for the market to provide a great variety of goods to be sold. Each spot is 10×12 and the cost is $45…electricity not included. Must provide own tent and tables. Call 567-342-4758 to register and give payment over the phone. This is a great opportunity to support Small Businesses in Downtown Fremont and surrounding areas!

The Terra State Community College “Fire & Ice” Holiday 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.

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in 2022, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Holiday Events

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Terra State Community College Holiday Events in Downtown Fremont to kick off the holiday season.  The Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 26, 2021, is at 7pm and Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 27, 2021.  Attendance to these events is free to the public.  

The Holiday Tree Lighting will take place at the corner of Front and State Streets by The Santa House Downtown.  Prior to the Holiday 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 27 also.  

To kick off the Holiday Tree Lighting, there will be dancers from Kassandra’s Dance Academy and The Garrison Restaurant will be roasting chestnuts and providing other holiday treats to get everyone in the spirit for the holiday season.  For the tree lighting, Front Street between State Street and Croghan Street will be closed to traffic, portable bleachers to be placed for sitting for the event to ensure social distancing.  The Terra State Concert Choir will also be performing prior to and after the lighting.

Small Business Saturday is an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong.  This event encourages people to Shop Small & Shop Local. Small Business Saturday is a great day to make a BIG IMPACT within Downtown Fremont by shopping small and supporting local by keeping dollars local and supporting small businesses.

From November 26 through December 20, 2021, for every $10 you spend at participating downtown retail businesses, your name will be added into two drawings being held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.  The first name out receives a $250 Think Fremont Community E-gift Card.  The second name out receives a $100 Think Fremont Community E-gift Card.  Think Fremont Community E-Gift Cards are redeemable at 35 Downtown Fremont Inc. members businesses.  Think Fremont Community E-Gift Cards are a simple way for people and companies to “give back” and drive more business into our local stores and available at www.downtownfremontohio.org.

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 26 to December 20, no stamp required, but each envelope must have a return address.

Terra State Community College Holiday Parade 2021

Looking for parade entries for the Terra State Community College Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 4 at 6pm. Line-up at Roger Young Park with parade route north down Front Street across State Street and dispersing by Fremont Floor Covering.

Map for Saturday, October 16 is HERE ✅

Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and ProMedica Harvest Happenings Event will be happening on Front Street. Vendors and Businesses will have Trick or Treat! Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and unique items.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & ProMedica Memorial Hospital Harvest Happenings Event on Front Street on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, from 9am-1pm.  Attendance to the market and event will be free to the public.

South Creek Clydesdales will have a 2 hour extensive set-up that starts at 9am at Croghan and Front Streets that showcases the sport of equestrian performances.  There will be a drawing to award one family the opportunity to participate in the Clydesdale Parade which will go through the market at 11am.

The Haunted Hydro will be sponsoring an Adult & Kid’s Costume Contest at The Strand at 11am.  Prizes will be award.

 For the kids, remember to look for the orange balloons throughout the market!  Downtown Fremont businesses and vendors at the market will be participating in Trick or Treat from 10am-12pm which allows children to go to stores and vendors to receive pre-packaged tricks and treats.

And don’t forget to stop at the Downtown Fremont Inc. tent at the Front and Garrison intersection to pick up a coloring sheet, color and return to the office at 315 Garrison Street, Fremont, Ohio by Friday, October 22 to be entered into a contest to win 1st $20, 2nd $15 & 3rd $10 Think Fremont Community Card.

Front Street will be closed from 6am until 2pm on Saturday, October 16th from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue and Garrison Street from Arch Street to Bidwell Avenue for this event.

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in the upcoming months, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Map for Saturday, October 2 is HERE ✅

Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” The Crop Circle Event on Front Street in Downtown Fremont. Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and unique items.

Art will be showcased with the  “Handmade in the 419” Art Market in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) with art vendors selling unique items. Local artists will be sharing their different types of art at the Art Show and Auction at the Live Edge Center  Watch out for Artist’s in Action community paint by numbers activities, where everyone can participate and be an artist!

Saturday live musical performances by: Kazenodacho Taiko Drummers, Drew Joseph Band, Ben Stalets, The Quick Trio and Reina Mystique.

This event highlights art in rural area celebrating our local ancestry and what makes us all unique.  Art and Music is for Everyone!

 

Bird has Landed!

Bird Rides has brought e-scooters to Fremont TODAY! Scooters are available through an app on your phone and riders pay to use the scooter per minute.

In order to use them, you have to download the Bird app and input your contact information and a credit card. You are charged by the minute to use them.

Scooters are picked up every evening to be recharged and placed out again the next morning. If scooters are left and they are inconvenient for you, you just pick the scooter up and move it so it is not an inconvenience as there are no set locations for the scooters.

For further info, please contact the Mayor’s office at 419-334-5900.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host The Crop Circle Art & Music Event & Farmers Market and Crop Circle Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting Bellevue Hospital’s Crop Circle Art & Music Event on Friday, October 1 from 6-9pm. The Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Pottery Perfection “Done Your Way” Crop Circle Event Saturday, October 2 from 9am-1pm. Style Crest is the sponsor of the Art Show and Auction at the Live Edge Center both days, October 1st & 2nd.  All events will be on Front Street and City Lot A.  Attendance will be free to the public.  These events are an opportunity for Fremont and surrounding communities to watch or participate in fun, creative, interactive Art and Music activities.

Art will be showcased with the  “Handmade in the 419” Art Market in Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) with art vendors selling unique items. Local artists will be sharing their different types of art at the Art Show and Auction at the Live Edge Center both days, October 1st and 2nd.  Watch out for Artist’s in Action community paint by numbers activities, where everyone can participate and be an artist!

The Crop Circle Musical Schedule will feature Street Performers highlighted on Friday with an Alien Glow Dance Party, DJ Werkit in Lot A, on Saturday live musical performances by: Kazenodacho Taiko Drummers, Drew Joseph Band, Ben Stalets, The Quick Trio and Reina Mystique.  Other activities include:  Crafts, Alien Pub Crawl, Chalk Art, Balloon Making, Face Painting and a Magician!  Lastly, glow kayaking on the Sandusky River with Kayaking Ohio which will be FREE and open to anyone from 7-9pm.  Parking and launching from both sides of the Sandusky River. Side #1 is Darr-Root fishing access located at 201 Walnut St. Fremont. Side #2 is the Sand Docks located at 1019 Sand Rd, Fremont. Kayakers will be paddling to the State St. Bridge in beautiful Downtown Fremont, and around Brady’s Island.

This event highlights art in rural area celebrating our local ancestry and what makes us all unique.  Art is for Everyone!  For the full schedule please visit www.downtownfremontohio.org.

City Lot A will be closed Friday and Saturday for the event.  Front Street will be closed Saturday, October 2nd from 6am-2pm from Croghan Street through the Birchard Avenue and Garrison Street from Arch Street to Bidwell Avenue.

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in the upcoming months, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Map for Saturday, September 18 is HERE ✅

Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & Sandusky County Public Health and Sandusky County Park District Street Play Saturday Event. Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and unique items.

The Street Play Saturday Event will feature free and inclusive activities promoting health, recreation and fitness throughout the market from kids fingerprinting, bike helmet fittings, nutrition game and much more! Obstacle Course, Cardio Drumming from 9-10:30 and Kid’s Jazzercise from 11-12:30 happening in the parking lot across from Paramount Cinema.
Street Play Saturday Event passports can be picked up at the Sandusky County Public Health tent at the Front and Garrison Street intersection. Make sure to visit each activity that has a balloon at its spot to earn a stamp on the passport. When the passport is completed, participants can return the passport to the Sandusky County Public Health tent for a prize.

Upcoming Events

december, 2021

03decAll Day04Downtown Fremont Open House

03dec5:00 PM7:00 PMTerra State Community College Santa House

04dec11:00 AM1:00 PMCroghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market

04dec1:00 PM3:00 PMTerra State Community College Santa House

04dec6:00 PM7:00 PMTerra State Community College Holiday Parade 2021

10dec5:00 PM7:00 PMTerra State Community College Santa House

17dec5:00 PM7:00 PMTerra State Community College Santa House

31dec01jan4th Annual Downtown Fremont, Ohio New Year's Eve Celebration

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