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SPRINGFIELD --  First Friday is coming to downtown Springfield starting Friday.

First Friday is hosted by the City of Springfield and the Mars Theatre. Everyone is welcome to come sample food truck offerings, a movie at the Mars and a Market at The Railyard. 

The food trucks will serve the community from 4-8 p.m., The Railyard will host the Market from 3-7 p.m. and the Mars will have movies or live musical events at 7 p.m..

 The First Friday schedule is as follows:

Friday – Let’s Go to the Movies

June 3 – Downtown Street Party (this will coincide with the Still Standing, Elton John Tribute at the Mars)

 July 1 – America Rocks

Aug 5 – Back to School Bash.

 On the inaugural First Friday, Molly’s Food Truck and Rita’s Italian Ice will be open for business in the Mars parking lot. Seating will be available.

 Information regarding activities for each First Friday will be available on the Mars Theatre and the City of Springfield’s Facebook pages.

 Organizations or businesses interested in participating should contact Regina Clontz at the Mars Theatre at 912-754-7617 or email