The September 6th First Friday Cultural Walkabout in downtown Sarnia celebrates the start of another season to savour. Autumn is the perfect time to stroll through the shops and galleries discovering their one of a kind treasures. Linger a while in the bars and restaurants to enjoy a feast for the senses. Below is a listing of just a few of the many interesting events you will find happening.
Keep in mind, all municipal lots are free to park in after 6:00 p.m. and there are bike racks throughout downtown to lock your bicycle to.
Also remember, First Friday occurs on the first Friday of each month, no matter the time of year or weather, so plan ahead to partake of all your downtown has to offer every month.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery - 147 Lochiel St - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Come explore Photography in Canada 1960-2000 from the collections of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada and Take Your Shot Teen Photo Contest
Artopia Gallery & Framing - 188 Christina St N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Highlighting the upcoming September 10th World Suicide Prevention Day view the powerful art exhibit “Give Hope a Voice” created by survivors of suicide
Parallel Junction - 176 Christina St. N. -6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - live music by Bruce Clark
Petite a la Carte - 170 Christina Street N. - art by Bill Walters and Lynne Kenneith Brogden.
Downtown Market - 140 Christina St. N. - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m - Strum ‘n Drum plus Sarnia-Lambton Rebound Peach Sale Fundraiser
International Symphony Orchestra - 143 Christina St. N - starting at 7:00 p.m. - live music
Cheeky Monkey - 130 Christina St. N - 7:00 -9:00 p.m. - live music with Blackmore & Blackmore. Art show & sale “Solstice” by Bill Walters
Silhouettes Boutique - 125 Christina St. N - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. “Live Mannequins in the Windows” featuring newest fall arrivals
Cowboys & Indians - 121 Christina St. N - Open until 9:00 p.m. - - Works by Local First Nations Artists
The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - 127 Christina St. S - 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Will Graham, The Art of Tattoo “Off the Human Canvas” - Cathy Earle’s Watercolours, “A Delicate Balance: Birds, Flowers and Endangered Species” - Music outdoors by Rebound Rocks
River Bank & Co. - 172 Front Street N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Original Art by Jenny Liz Rome
One Tooth - 155 Front St N - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Small Group Therapy: offering live music therapy in the OT Annex- No referral required
Cafe Yoga: Sarnia Reiki, Meditation & Yoga - 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Open House - “Space to Grow” Art Show & Live Music with Andrea Max
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 - 286 Front St N. - 8:00 p.m. to midnight - Music and dancing with Cornerstone
Ups N’ Downs - 226 Front St N - 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - live music - Ray Whaling
The Tin Fiddler - 146 Christina St N - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - live music on the patio with “BREN”
Hawg Bar - 117 Christina St. N - 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Highway Jones
Refined Fool Brewing Co. - 137 Davis St. - Photography by Chris Mulholland - Views from Ontario: A collection of photos from Ontario’s lakes, rivers, farms, and waterfalls.