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Downtown Fremont Inc. to host New Year’s Eve Celebration

Front Street is turning into the place to be for New Year’s Eve! With the 6th Annual Downtown Fremont, Ohio, New Year’s Eve Celebration, this year’s festivities will be bringing fun and excitement to YOUR Downtown and utilize the newly completed Fremont Amphitheater!

Starting at 8pm, this community event will be held in Downtown Fremont on Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue and at the Downtown Fremont Amphitheater and is for eveyone in Fremont as well as the surrounding Sandusky County area and beyond with rides on the street for ALL ages, along with music, photo ops, food and FUN!
To kick the night off from 8pm until 10pm at the Fremont Amphitheater at the corner of Birchard Avenue and Arch Street, is Mike “Mad Dog” Adams. Mike “Mad Dog” Adams is a Put-In-Bay island, Round House Bar tradition since 1980, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams is living-proof that, “Every Day Above Ground is a Gooood Day.” (a catch- phrase he began using in his show back in the early eighties.) He has appeared in concert opening shows for a wide range of legendary performers. Come see why Mike “Mad Dog” Adams legendary performances of interactive music and comedy that brings people from all over the country. In no time at all, the audience will be hoisting a refreshing beverage, singing, chanting a Ziggy Zaggy, and agreeing that “Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day!

​The night of entertainment to ring in 2024 continues from 10pm until 1am with the Killer Flamingos. The Killer Flamingos are Detroit’s biggest and best party band providing unforgettable performances that have kept audiences on the cutting edge of current music. An explosive live show, packed with outstanding musicianship and high-energy will make NYE in the FRE unforgettable.

By purchasing a $10 wristband on Front Street from 8 to 1 am will give unlimited access to ALL ages for the rides with no age restrictions: Extreme Fun Slide – no weight limit (smaller kids can ride with parent/adult) any child can ride by themselves as long as they are able to climb the stairs to make it to the top, Carousel – weight limit is the max of 200lbs per person, Extreme Trampoline – weight limit is 20lbs-240lbs and Pirate Ship – no weight limit. Bring your “Thrill Seeking Riding Adventure!”

Along with rides and music, businesses will be open and have entertainment and specials inside their venues such as Potter Perfection “Done Your Way”, MoonShine Nightclub, The Strand & Backstage Lounge, The Garrison, Scarpetta’s, Elroy’s Deli Market, Live Edge Center and Down Thyme Café.

Sponsorship from The City of Fremont, Moonshine Entertainment, Fremont Federal Credit Union, Crown Battery, and Style Crest has helped bring this spectacular event to Downtown Fremont, but more sponsorship is appreciated. Please text Fremont NYE to 44321 to donate any monetary amount.

For further information please call 419.332.8696/567.342.4758 or visit the Downtown Fremont, Ohio, New Year’s Eve Celebration Facebook Page @FremontNYE for more specific details.

Downtown Fremont Inc. to host Holiday Events as the downtown is turned into Fremont-ville

Downtown Fremont Inc. will host the GenoaBank Holiday Events when downtown is turned into Fremont-ville.  As part of Fremont-ville, downtown businesses will be decorating their store fronts for the season starting on November 24th.  The Fremont Community is being asked to vote on the Downtown Fremont Inc. Facebook Page for their favorite decorated store fronts until Sunday, December 3rd.  The business with the most “LIKES” will be the winner of a free year membership to Downtown Fremont Inc.

Holiday festivities begin on Friday, November 24th with the annual Tree Lighting at 7pm at the corner of Front & Croghan Streets.  A trackless train ride will be available through the Downtown Historic District from 4-9pm and is FREE. Hot and sweet treats will also be available while listening to caroling and dance performances

Santa is in his house starting on Friday, November 24th from 5-7pm before the Tree Lighting for the whole family. Santa visitation continues at the corner of Front & Croghan Streets on Fridays from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm til Christmas.  On Saturday, December 2nd from 1-3pm, the Grinch will be at the Santa House for photo ops.  Can’t make it to see Santa? His mailbox is ready to accept letters at his house anytime up until December 18th.  Letters should be dropped into the mailbox to receive a FREE letter back from Santa, but please make sure to have a return address on the letter.

Saturday, November 25th, is Small Business Saturday which takes strides to remind consumers that Small Businesses play a key role in helping our community thrive, and so take that day to get out to shop, dine and support local.  While shopping on Small Business Saturday make sure to participate in the Fremont-ville Scavenger hunt. At the participating 12 businesses get your hunt card and uncover the code by Saturday, December 11th by putting completed hunt cards in Santa’s mailbox to be in a drawing for a Think Fremont Community E-Card with the value of $25.

The Indoor Holiday Market is Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm at the MoonShine Nightclub & The Jewel Ballroom. Take a break at 109 S Front Street from the cold and grab your favorite hot beverage of choice to meet the makers, keeping it unique and local. At this time, we are seeking makers and vendors for the indoor market with limited spaces available.  Cost $45 for 10×7 spot, must provide your own table and chairs. 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 Fremont-ville Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 2nd starting at 6pm.  This evening parade creates 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 and State Streets and ends on Front Street – on the northside of State Street.  Judging will happen with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.  This parade is also announced and filmed for the community, so come downtown and enjoy!

Downtown Fremont Inc. also has many more free events planned in 2023 and stay tuned in for our New Year’s Eve details soon at https://www.facebook.com/FremontNYE.

River Wall Mural to be continued being painted in Downtown Fremont, Ohio

Downtown Fremont Inc. is in the process of creating another installment in the River Wall Mural near the railroad tracks by the State Street Bridge heading east.  This mural is a continuation of a Public Arts Program that Downtown Fremont Inc. hopes to be a long term community mural art project in Fremont, Ohio.  The mural will be a creation of local artists who have a desire to bring art and beauty.

This River Wall Mural is 26 feet in length by 5 feet in height.  The art is designed and will be painted by the chosen artist that will create the vivid mural for walkers and motorists to see for years to come.  Emma Lehmann of Doodle Den Designs has been chosen to create ‘Stained Glass Cabbage’, which is going to be a bright addition to our growing downtown. She is looking forward to the additional artists that will come to the area when the call goes out for more art to be added along the wall.

Emma Lehmann is a self-taught artist with a love of bright colors and whimsical design.  She is also the co-owner of The Open House at 108 S Front Street which is a collaboration of local art, crafts and unique gifts.

The Fremont Company, Snow Floss Kraut and Frank’s Kraut celebrating 110 years are the sponsor of this panel.

The second panel of the River Wall Mural is ‘We ♥ Fremont’ which is 26 feet in length by 5 feet in height. Chris Robinette is a Fremont native, who moved away for school and work, but has recently returned to and is very much enjoying “reconnecting” with his hometown.

After studying Engineering and Industrial Design, Chris had a 30+ year career as a product designer and business leader, working for both fortune 500 companies like Nike and Dell Technologies, and smaller startups in Silicon Valley to develop highly successful product teams and award winning products.

Chris and his wife have recently started a new business focusing on property renovation and design. After renovating the Christy House in Fremont into an event venue in 2020, they are now splitting their time between new renovation projects and interior design for other clients.

The mural is based on a simple concept, that Fremont is a great place to live. ‘We Fremont’ will hopefully be a daily reminder for everyone who sees it.

The plan is to complete the mural with the help of Hands of our Future, a local Fremont organization focused on providing services to support and mentor Fremont youth.  

All proceeds from the Public Arts Program in Downtown Fremont, goes toward the River Wall Mural Project.

Stay tuned to the Downtown Fremont Inc.’s Facebook Page for pictures and videos of the mural being created and painted.  Completion of these projects will be late fall of 2023.

Map for Saturday, October 21st is HERE ✅

🗺 Farmers Market VENDOR MAP 🗺
 
🕘 When? Saturday, October 21st 9am-1pm
 
📍 Where? On Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue – Downtown Fremont
 
🎃 10am Costume Contest at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge
 
🎈 10am-12pm Trick or Treat at businesses and vendors that have an orange balloon

 

Downtown Fremont Inc. is HIRING!

Downtown Fremont Inc. is HIRING for the Farmer’s Market & Special Event Coordinator (EVC) and Event Operations Assistant.

Please forward resume will all relevant work experience and references should be forwarded to:

Downtown Fremont Inc.

Attn: Kristie A. Bilger, Executive Director

315 Garrison Street

Fremont, Ohio 43420

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & Jimmy G’s Barbeque Harvest Happenings Event on Front Street on Saturday, October 21st, 202s, from 9am-1pm.  Attendance to the market and event will be free to the publi

The Haunted Hydro will be sponsoring the Adult & Kid’s Costume Contest at The Strand Theater & Backstage Lounge starting at 10am.  Prizes will be awarded.

For the kids, remember to look for the orange balloons throughout the market along with Downtown Fremont businesses.  The 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 21st, 2022, to be entered into a contest to win 1st $20, 2nd $15 & 3rd $10 Think Fremont Community Card.

Jimmy G’s Barbeque will be hosting the 1st Ever Downtown Chicken Fry.  Great opportunity to purchase some delicious fried chicken to quench all of your taste buds.

Front Street will be closed from 6am until 2pm on Saturday, October 15th 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 holiday events planned in the upcoming months, so stay tuned and follow us on social media.

Map for Saturday, October 7th is HERE ✅

🗺 Farmers Market VENDOR MAP 🗺
🕘 When? Saturday, October 7th 9am-1pm
📍 Where? On Front Street between Croghan Street and Birchard Avenue – Downtown Fremont
🥬 Check out the Schedule of Events for the Sauerkraut Social Event
 

Downtown Fremont Inc. to Host Farmers Market and Sauerkraut Social Event

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Moke America Ohio Sauerkraut Social Event Saturday, October 7th, 2022, from 9am-1pm. Attendance will be free to the public.

The Sauerkraut Social Event allows the Fremont Community to enjoy some of everyone’s favorite aspects of the Sauerkraut Festival from the 1980s.  The event will feature a Polka Band, Northcoast Mix, from Parma Ohio.  Pony Rides throughout the market from Shining Star Farm. Sauerkraut Specials will be featured at the local downtown restaurants to a Senior Pageant Contest to crown a king and queen of the event.  Enjoy games like Sauerkraut Guessing Game, Pass the Cabbage and Bobbing for Brussel Sprouts. To learn more info about the event, please visit: https://downtownfremontohio.org/sauerkraut-social/

Front Street will be closed Saturday, October 7th from 6am-2pm from Croghan Street to 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.

Sauerkraut Social Event flyer

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

Downtown Fremont Inc. will be hosting the Terra State Community College Crop Circle Art & Music Event on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, from 6-9pm and Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, from 11am-4pm. Style Crest is the supporting sponsor and The Bellevue Hospital is the artistic sponsor. All events will be held on the second block of Front Street and City Lot A (Brady Parking Lot).  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 activities.

For Friday, September 22nd, in the Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) there will be an Alien Glow & Dance Party with DJ Werkit, Artists in Action Community Paint by Numbers Activities along with Larchmere Fire Works Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Demos.  On Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard Avenue will have caricatures by Lydia Horvath, Face Painting by JPaint, Balloon Twisting by Katie Baker, Crop Circle Craft Activities by the Birchard Public Library & Gerber Plans LLC.  Watch: Artists in Action! performing for the night: GLOvation Stilt Walkers and Alien Character, Nick the Magician, Judy Magers Shadow Box Décor, Annette Carnicom painting and painted coconuts, Ricky Martinez painting and Doodle Den Designs painting. Enjoy the Art Walk throughout different downtown businesses and the DORA Alien Pub Crawl to try “OUT OF THIS WORLD” cocktails.  Come support the Open Air Market and Crop Circle Activities with Pottery Perfection. Lastly, Glow Kayaking on the Sandusky River with Ghoul Runnings Kayak Adventures will launch at 7pm at the Sand Docks West side of the River and the Darr-Root Dock off of Walnut St. on the East Side of the river. Kayakers will be heading south towards Downtown Fremont and the State Street Bridge and then circle back. Register online at https://shorturl.at/fuwJL.

For Saturday, September 23rd, Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will have music by Jamey Wilkins from 10-11am, Reina Mystique from 11am-1pm, DC Taylor from 1-3pm and the Terra State Contemporary Ensemble from 3-4pm.  Watch: Artists in Action! Community Paint by Numbers Activities along with Larchmere Fire Works Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Demos.  On Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard Avenue will have Face Painting, Caricatures along with Chalk Art Demos, Balloon Twisting by Katie Baker, Crop Circle Craft Activities by Birchard Public Library & Gerber Plans LLC.  Watch: Artists in Action! GLOvation Stilt Walkers & Alien Character, Nick the Magician, Yarn Bombing by Black Horn Fiber Farm, Annette Carnicom painting and painted coconuts, Ricky Martinez painting and Doodle Den Designs painting.  Enjoy the Art Walk throughout different downtown businesses and the DORA Alien Pub Crawl to try “OUT OF THIS WORLD” cocktails.  Come support the Open Air Market and Crop Circle Activities with Pottery Perfection.

This event highlights art in our rural area celebrating our local artists and what makes us all unique.  Art is for Everyone!  For the full schedule with times please visit https://downtownfremontohio.org/the-crop-circle/.

City Lot A (Brady Parking Lot) will be closed from 11pm on Thursday, September 21st, until Sunday, September 24th at 12pm.  Front Street between Garrison Street and Birchard Avenue will be closed Friday, September 23rd from 1pm until Sunday, September 24th at 12pm.

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

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