Free Fun in Mesa? Try 2nd Friday Night Out

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On the second Friday evening of every month, bring the family to downtown Mesa, Arizona for 2nd Friday Night Out, featuring 60 or more artists showcasing original artwork, food vendors and downtown Mesa shops that stay open late.

You can also expect to hear live music and find activities geared toward the kids. It's a family-friendly event, and the good-natured and leashed family pet is also welcome to attend. Bring cash for food vendors, and see what else there is for sale. Sometimes there are contests and prizes. It's a monthly block party with a different theme each month. For example, in past months, attendees have enjoyed fashion shows, pop culture art shows, classic cars and music festivals.

What: 2nd Friday Night Out

When: Second Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Check the calendar to see what's happening this month.

Where: Along Main Street, between Center and Country Club in downtown Mesa. The information booth located on Main and Macdonald.

Why: To "experience the local culture and creativity of historic downtown Mesa."

How much: Nothing! Admission is free!

Map: This map to downtown Mesa will help you find it.

Parking: Free parking is available in the neighborhood on the street.

More Information: Visit 2nd Friday Night Out online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.