Easton to launch 'Fourth Friday' program in May

Jennifer Sheehan/The Morning Call - Starting next month, Easton will be turning up the volume — on fourth Fridays anyway.

Easton Out Loud, a new monthly program, will feature live music, food, drinks, art exhibits, games and activities for the entire family, beginning May 26 and running each month on the fourth Friday. Easton is now the third of the Valley's major cities to host a monthly program designed to bring people downtown with fun events and spotlight its attractions, food culture, the arts and retail offerings.

"Not only is this series a way of showcasing our fantastic retailers, venues and restaurants but it's also a way for visitors to have a standing family fun night once a month," said Liz Wyant, manager of Special Events & Promotions for the Greater Easton Development Partnership.

Easton Out Loud will regularly feature live music and activities each month such as lip sync battles, a "yappy hour" (a happy hour where you can bring your dog along), a family-friendly outdoor movie or a pop-up beer garden. Retailers participating in Easton Out Loud will stay open later and offer special and promotions that match each month's theme. The debut Easton Out Loud on May 26 will have the theme "Summer Fun."