merchants of hudson
events

June 2016:

June 30, 6-9 PM (Last Thursday of every month) - Open Mic Night at Open Door Coffee Company
Come join our growing talent pool of musicians playing to a full house of enthusiastic listeners. Sign Up is needed. Bring a friend, grab a yummy latte or hot chocolate and be entertained by our eclectic group of musicians.


July 2016:

Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26 - Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Village Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of live music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy the sounds of top bands from the area as they perform lively cover music and originals to suit all tastes. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are free to the public. For a schedule of bands, visit firstandmainhudson.com.

July 8, 5-8 PM - Second Friday Art Hop
The theme for July 8 is "Living Art": Art comes to life as real people - including you! - imitate famous works of art. Come dressed as your favorite artist, or participate in interactive activities around town.
Second Friday Art Hops are Hudson's very own Art Walk. Artist studios and galleries in Hudson have teamed up with local businesses to host a regular monthly event for art lovers in the area with Second Friday Art Hops. Visitors can tour working studios or art galleries in the downtown Hudson area. Peek inside an artist's studio and see firsthand the work that's being created in our expanding arts community. The studios and art galleries offer a wide variety of artwork: paintings, jewelry, watercolors, oil paintings, realistic work and abstract art. You can even catch live music around town. Many of the artists offer art classes and workshops and will be happy to tell you about them. Maps are available at participating studios and galleries.

July 9, 5-8 PM - Linda Hutchinson Solo Show, Wine & Cheese Reception at Hudson Fine Art & Framing Company
Featuring a gallery full of Linda Hutchinson's paintings, including her Bucket List Series and Vintage Photograph Inspired series. Show runs through August 12th. For more information, visit HudsonFineArtandFraming.com.

July 13 - July 16 - Disney's Peter Pan Jr. at Young Actors Studio
Fly away to Neverland in the YAS Production of Disney's Peter Pan Jr. This modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up will have you singing along with all of your favorite characters (plus a few new ones). Students of Young Actors Studio will perform this magical story July 13th - July 16th at 7 PM each evening, with an additional matinee at 2 PM on July 16th. Tickets cost $8.00 each and are only available online at www.youngactorsstudio.net. For more information, please contact Young Actors Studio at 86 Owen Brown Street in Hudson or call 330-653-8525.

July 14 - July 17 - Merchants of Hudson Annual Sidewalk Sale
Come early, come often! Sales & specials all over town! Stop by the Hudson Visitor Center () from 10 AM-4 PM, July 14-16, during the Sidewalk Sale for details on special savings!

July 15, 4-10 PM and July 16, 2-10 PM - Hudson Wine Festival
Fine wines, craft beers, spirits & music. Tickets: Advance - $22, Day of - $27. Weekend pass: Advance - $32, Day of - $37. A benefit for animal welfare and military support organizations in Northeast Ohio. Tickets on sale now at www.hudsonwinefestival.com.

July 20 - July 23 - Footloose at Young Actors Studio
When a rebellious teen moves from the big city to a small farming town, he discovers life is very different. The local preacher is determined to have control over the town's youth and has banished loud music and dancing. However, the preacher's own daughter is just as difficult to control as the new kid in town. The Oscar and Tony-nominated musical score will help the town celebrate the wisdom of listening to young people as they guide them with open hearts and open minds. Students of Young Actors Studio will perform this dynamic musical July 20th - July 23rd at 7 PM each evening with an additional matinee at 2 PM on July 23rd. Tickets cost $8.00 each and are only available online at www.youngactorsstudio.net. For more information, please contact Young Actors Studio at 86 Owen Brown Street in Hudson or call 330-653-8525.

July 21, 11 AM-1 PM - Fun at First & Main
Visit First & Main this summer for Fun at First & Main, a free, family-friendly event with fun and interactive activities targeted for kids ages 2 to 9. The event is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. Fun at First & Main will be held 11 AM-1 PM on select Thursdays, June-August. 95.5 the Fish radio station will be onsite to add to the fun with music and giveaways and more! Registration is not required, but the first 250 families to register qualify for a free Fun at First & Main T-shirt. Register online, or just come join the fun! The theme for July 21 is Movie Madness.

July 28, 11 AM to noon - Summer Workshop at Nicky Nicole
Join us for our Summer 2016 Nicky Nicole Workshops: Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, July 28. Get in the swim of things! Sign up for our Mermaid Themed Workshop for girls ages 5 to 9. Bring your "mermaid loving BFF" and save! Workshop is $20 per "mermaid", or $35 for two. Join us for mermaid themed activities and crafts. Call us at 330.656.5200 to save your spot!


August 2016:

Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26 - Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Village Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of live music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy the sounds of top bands from the area as they perform lively cover music and originals to suit all tastes. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and are free to the public. For a schedule of bands, visit firstandmainhudson.com.

August 11, 11 AM-1 PM - Fun at First & Main
Visit First & Main this summer for Fun at First & Main, a free, family-friendly event with fun and interactive activities targeted for kids ages 2 to 9. The event is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. Fun at First & Main will be held 11 AM-1 PM on select Thursdays, June-August. 95.5 the Fish radio station will be onsite to add to the fun with music and giveaways and more! Registration is not required, but the first 250 families to register qualify for a free Fun at First & Main T-shirt. Register online, or just come join the fun! The theme for August 11 is Carnival.

August 12, 5-8 PM - Second Friday Art Hop
The theme for August is "Musical Arts": Spend a summer evening enjoying music.
Second Friday Art Hops are Hudson's very own Art Walk. Artist studios and galleries in Hudson have teamed up with local businesses to host a regular monthly event for art lovers in the area with Second Friday Art Hops. Visitors can tour working studios or art galleries in the downtown Hudson area. Peek inside an artist's studio and see firsthand the work that's being created in our expanding arts community. The studios and art galleries offer a wide variety of artwork: paintings, jewelry, watercolors, oil paintings, realistic work and abstract art. You can even catch live music around town. Many of the artists offer art classes and workshops and will be happy to tell you about them. Maps are available at participating studios and galleries.


Hudson Community Events

Hudson Summer Music Festival:
Concerts on the Green

May 30 - August 28, 2016

Hudson Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 AM-12:30 PM (Village Green)
June 4 - October 8, 2016

Merchants of Hudson Annual Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17

Hudson Wine Festival
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16

Summer Music Nights at First & Main
Fridays & Saturdays, July 8 - August 26


Destination Hudson

For more community events,
see destinationhudson.com