CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

Explore Downtown Florence Every First Friday of the Month from April to December
Decatur, Ala. – Historic downtown Florence is the place to be the first Friday of each month in 2020. First Fridays Florence returns to the streets April 3, bringing together people of all ages for a free, family-friendly evening of local arts, crafts, shopping, live music and more. 

Dozens of vendors, including jewelry makers, woodcrafters, and clothing designers, will line Court Street while music fills the air from performers on the Big River Broadcasting stage on Mobile Plaza. This year, First Fridays Florence will also feature a Kids Zone, including a trackless train, inflatable slide and rock wall.

Each month will incorporate a different theme, and festival goers can expect to see some of their favorites, like the pumpkin drop, and experience newly-created events, such as a glow run. Downtown Florence also offers eclectic shops, restaurants, parks and entertainment venues, all within walking distance.  

First Fridays Florence is hosted by the Downtown Florence Alliance and sponsored by Listerhill Credit Union. The event takes place the first Friday of every month from April to December. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., except for June, July, and August, when it extends to 9 p.m. There is no admission charge and the event takes place rain or shine. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant). 

For additional details or for media interviews, please contact Stephanie Vess at 256-760-9648,, or Haley Brink at 256-383-9204 ext. 1231,

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations, and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at