This post is paid advertising by Mondays Market, CLA, Downtown Lebanon, and Penn State REACH.

This Friday will bring a BEACH BASH of summer fun to First Friday. We will have yard games, food trucks and live music as well as our “Stuff the Bus” Event. In collaboration with Monday’s Market, Downtown Lebanon, Penn State REACH, Community of Lebanon Association and the Lebanon Musicians, July’s First Friday will offer an array for fresh food, health activities, local crafters and more. These festivities will be held at the YMCA Train Depot from 4 to 7 p.m. Don’t miss the Beach Ball drop at 5:30 p.m.!

This month, show your support for local families in need by helping us “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies. Backpacks are especially needed. With our partners, the United Way, WellSpan Health, Lebanon YMCA, the Salvation Army and Making A Difference of Lebanon, we will be collecting school supplies to give away at a community event in August. Donations will be accepted at the Train Depot at the YMCA. 

Risser Marvel, a local favorite, will provide access to fresh locally grown produce and accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers. Mobile Kitchen will provide tasting samples and demonstrations and Little Swatara Creek Flowers will be selling freshly cut single stem flowers and bouquets.

Come out and enjoy the music from The Electives and grab a bite to eat at Ponchos Backyard Grubbin, Cheezy Grill and Mopp Gear Coffee. The Lebanon Bicycle Recycle’s trailer will be on-site for minor repairs and helmet distribution. Ride your bike to First Friday and enjoy all the exciting things going on this summer! 

Mark your calendars for August First Friday and our annual Back to School Festival!