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Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest Back to School Bash

2023Fri18Aug6:00 pmFri9:00 pmMain Street Bartow’s Friday Fest Back to School Bash6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bartow - Downtown, 180 S Central Ave, Bartow, FL 33830CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community EventsPRICE RANGE:Free


Time to go back to school already. Bring the family and celebrate at Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest Back to School Bash on Aug. 18, from 6-9 p.m.

Johnny & The Slackers will entertain with live music, and we’re introducing the Friday Fest Sports Series, presented by the Bartow Parks & Recreation Department. First up is a cornhole tournament, which will take place in the 100 block of North Wilson Avenue. Spots are limited so register now at

We’re also collecting school supplies, so don’t forget to bring your donations to help our local students.
Our monthly Cruise-In car show, sponsored by Kelley Buick-GMC of Bartow, offers Best of Show, dash plaques and door prizes. For more information on the car show call 863-640-2945.

Main Street shops and restaurants will be open and vendors will be set up as well. Space is still available for children’s activities and vendors. Call the Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508 for information.

Friday Fest is held on the third Friday of every month except June, July and December, and is hosted by Main Street Bartow, Inc., Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Bartow. For more information, call 863-519-0508.

Get updates and see upcoming themes on the Bartow Friday Fest Facebook page or Main Street Bartow page.


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bartow - Downtown

180 S Central Ave, Bartow, FL 33830



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