<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/09\/first-fridays.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1273" alt="first fridays" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/09\/first-fridays-226x300.jpg" width="226" height="300" \/><\/a>Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, July 3rd! Join the summer fun in downtown Lewisburg - live music, art events and tasty treats - all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!\r\nEnjoy live music by \u201cMarguerite\u201d in the City Green Space. Marguerite is made up of: Two songwriters, Abigail Reynolds & Josiah Spangler, from Lewisburg, whose harmonies and multi-instrumentalism coalesce in an ambient folk sound; and Jeremiah Hatfield (electric guitar and mandolin) and Evan Olds (stand-up bass). Relax on the lawn as you enjoy their tunes.\r\nMosey on in to The Front Porch to celebrate their second anniversary! Enjoy door prizes, refreshments and a demonstration with our Hester & Cook Kitchen Papers to show you how to take your summer entertaining to a new level. The Front Porch is again donating 10 percent of First Friday\u2019s proceeds to benefit The Family Refuge Center. Help The Front Porch support this very worthy cause. (219 East Washington Street, 645-4454)\r\nSum Strum Band performs their classic rock on the The Asylum\u2019s Deck. (114 East Randolph Street, 681-318-3515)\r\nBella celebrates picnics and summer with new wine tastings, summer food bites and cold coffee drinks, too! It\u2019s also the kickoff of the Summer Sizzle at Bella - stop by for the details! (100 E Washington Street, 304-520-4921)\r\nPlants Etc. hosts song writer and guitar player, Django Burroughs. (102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910)\r\nLove Child hosts Story Time at 5:30 p.m. Also check out Melissa and Doug\u2019s new mess free glitter stickers. Everyone that comes in can make one! (124 West Washington Street, 520-4934)\r\nAt the Irish Pub on Washington Street, world touring bouzouki master and singer\/songwriter Beth Patterson will play from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and then local duo Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage at 9 p.m. Stop in for some great participatory entertainment\/music and a refreshing beverage. (109 East Washington Street, 645-7368)\r\nThe Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center will premiere their July \u201cArt in the Valley\u201d show entitled \u201cA Local Sampler.\u201d Area artisans will be featured in this exhibit, which will include handmade quilts, fiber arts, pottery, paintings, photography and sculpture. Stop by to celebrate the 4th with us and enjoy a cold glass of lemonade! (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)\r\nFirst Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America\u2019s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook at www.facebook.com\/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.