Fly High with 3rd Fridays Downtown Lincoln
Family fun night pairs up with Balloons Over 66 weekend

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[August 23, 2019] 


Get ready for a good time! The 3rd Fridays Downtown Lincoln planning team is bringing back free summer fun to Lincoln's square on Friday, August 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone – from games and shopping to local food favorites. You will not want to miss this unique family fun night as the group pairs up with the Balloons Over 66 weekend.

While the fun unfolds, indulge in your favorite downtown food favorites as local musical talent Danny Tackett and his Chicken n’ Pickin Orchestra jams out on the corner of Kickapoo and Pulaski Streets. Then take in the majestic beauty of hot air balloons from around the country glowing just a few blocks away on historic eighth street.

Food on the Street:

  • Alley-Bi Saloon: cheeseburgers

  • Guest House: cookies, iced tea, lemonade, root beer floats

  • Mama’s Arcade Café: cheeseburgers

  • Meghan’s Lemonade: lemonade shakeups

  • Sam Sorrento’s Pizza: pizza by the slice

Meet and Greet Local Organizations:

  • Hope Chapel

  • GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois, Down Syndrome Achievement Center

  • Lincoln Heritage Museum

  • Harvest of Talents – Lincoln Christian Church


  • Freckled Dog Designs

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  • Faith Assembly of God

  • COUNTRY Financial – Joe Ryan

  • Tupperware – Darlene Begolka

  • Logan County Railsplitter Association

  • St. John United Church of Christ


  • Heritage in Flight Museum

  • Cricket Wireless

  • Tarter Brothers

  • Lincoln Rotary Club

  • Jason Hoffman Studios

A special thanks to the vendors and sponsors, including the City of Lincoln and Logan County Tourism Bureau for making the night of fun possible.

Want to Get Involved?

The 3rd Fridays Downtown Lincoln committee is seeking volunteers, sponsors and vendors. Openings are still available. Contact Tracy Welch,

About 3rd Fridays Downtown Lincoln:
Lincoln’s 3rd Fridays Downtown events are held on the third Friday’s of each month from June through September, with two events in 2019. The event hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will be located on the square in downtown Lincoln. The market will be positioned on Kickapoo Street between Pekin and Pulaski Streets. Each event may call for different street closures.

[Alex Williams]

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