Finish the summer by spending an evening at First Fridays Live in Penn Yan. On Friday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. businesses in downtown Penn Yan will be open late and will feature entertainment, wine, beer, music, food, and more.

“This fun and relaxed event is meant to encourage Penn Yan residents and visitors alike to visit and support our wonderful businesses. Pick up a coupon sheet for great deals and stop by each participating business on Friday to be entered to win a gift basket of local goodies and gift cards,” says Jessica Bacher of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce.

Here are some of the things happening this month:

The Pinwheel Market at Milly’s Pantry will be hosting FLX Factor. This is an open mic for all performing arts and all ages. Whether you’re ready to show what your talent is or just interested in supporting local arts, come on down for some free fun family entertainment.

There will be more music all up and down the street, including the acoustic band T& E at Village Drug and guitarist Chris Woodard at Sabrina’s Bake Shoppe from 6 to 8 p.m. Outside on the street in front of the Elks Lodge, DJ Bob Gilbert will be setting up to play music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. sponsored by Elm Street Barber.

Fun for the whole family can be had at ReFIND Studio + Shop. They will be hosting a free Rock Art event with the Keuka Outlet Trail. Paint a rock for the Outlet Trail and you can paint one for yourself to take home. The project you create will be installed at ReFIND for the month of September. At the end of September, they will be packed up to be installed on the Outlet Trail this fall.

Longs Cards and Books will be hosting local author James Fantauzzo, writer of On the Shoulders of Leaders – A Leadership Pocket Guide. This is a team centered leadership book and can be a resource for leaders at every level of awareness and who aspire to lead.

Bethany Snyder, co-author of Bluff and Vine Magazine will also be on hand at Longs.

The Keuka Candy Emporium will host their first Crafters and Artist Bazaar. Artists and vendors will be selling their creations to benefit the Yates County Humane Society.

Hoban’s Spirits will offer wine and spirit samples of River Walk wine and Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey among other drinks.

The Yates County Art Center will unveil their new exhibit from the members of the Penn Yan Art Guild and will feature a retrospective exhibit of Eleanor Emmick to remember this long-time guild member and friend. At the exhibit, there will also be food and wine tasting.

Stop by to support local art and see the amazing talent of your neighbors. The opening is from 5 to 7 p.m.

You don’t want to miss this great event as we near the end of the summer season. Follow the event on Facebook for more details. 

“Come down to support your local businesses in this fun night of music, entertainment, deals, and so much more. We hope to see you there,” says Bacher.