The fifth annual Get Downtown Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25 in Downtown Paragould.
The festival begins Friday evening with Ashton and Spencer of the Outland Outlaws performing in Station Park from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Early race packet pickup for the Get Downtown 10K, 5K, Kids Fun Run and Doggie Walk Races will also take place in Station Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m. a movie will play in the street next to Station Park, sponsored by Southern Bank. Bring lawn chairs, family and friends and enjoy a free evening of entertainment in Downtown Paragould.
Race Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, for the Get Downtown Races. The 10K and 5K start at 8 a.m. and the Kids Fun Run & Doggie Walk begin at 9:30 a.m., with an awards ceremony at 10 a.m. A Cornhole Tournament, hosted by 870 Cornhole, will begin at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. the first musical act of the day begins with Arkansas Brothers taking the stage in Centennial Park. At noon, The Band TRIPPP will take the Unico Bank Stage. Next Sand Creek, the Greene County 4H Band, will be in Centennial Park at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., on the Unico Bank Stage again, Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd, both former Voice contestants will perform. At 3 p.m. Eli Adams will take the Centennial Bank Stage, Trevor Johnson and Vikki McGee hit the Unico Bank Stage at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Then on the Greene County Future Fund Stage, the Milwaukee Tool Shed Band will begin at 6 p.m. To end the night, Mustache the Band, the ‘90s country party band, will be on the Ranger Tool & Die Stage at 8 p.m.
Vendors and food trucks will line Pruett Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A scene from the upcoming Collins Theatre production of “Rent” will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Centennial Park. There will be face painting, balloon animals and games for kids. The fifth annual Get Downtown Festival is presented by the Greene County Future Fund and sponsored by the Paragould Advertising and Promotions Commission, as well as several other community sponsors. For a complete list of sponsors and details visit www.getdowntownfestival.com.