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SEE The Businesses that Create the experience




With all that downtown has to offer

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Come downtown the first Friday of each month from 5-8 PM for special events, live music, great food and drink, and in-store specials.

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These local gift certificates can be used at over one dozen different small businesses in downtown Meadville.

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From the beginning, Downtown Meadville has been the beating heart of the community. See its story and how it transformed through the years.

We welcome you to Experience Meadville with the Meadville Independent Business Alliance (MIBA)! We are a group of local and independent businesses in the Meadville, PA area that organize fun and family-friendly shop local events.  Experience the cool vibe of downtown Meadville during our monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, live music and entertainment when weather permits, retail and restaurant specials, and more.  Be sure to view our upcoming or roster of First Friday event themes that turn an evening into a festive experience!

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Experience Meadville

with all that downtown has to offer!

First Friday

In Downtown Meadville

We invite you to join us downtown on the first Friday of each month, from 5-8pm, for special themed events hosted by MIBA businesses. Past Events have included a 0.5K race, Art, Cookie, and Witch Walks, Ugly Sweater Parties, Night of Giving, and Merry Meadville, our annual downtown Holiday Celebration!

We're excited about this year's First Friday event line up listed below.

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2024 Events

February 2 | Cookie Walk 

March 1 | Go Green 

April 5 | Fairytale First Friday

May 3 | Celebrate Meadville

June 7 | Art Walk

August 2 | Sidewalk Sales

September 6 | Catwalk on Chestnut

October 4 | Witch Walk

November 1 | Night of Giving

November 9 | Ladies Day Out

December 6 | Merry Meadville

First Friday : celebration of meadville, pa May 3rd

Our Next First Friday Event



Chateau Christine

Fashion and Clothing

Chateau Christine

246 Chestnut St.

Confections of a Cake Lover


Confections of a Cake Lover

272 Chestnut St.

Cup N’ Spoon

Frozen Yogurt, Dining

Cup N’ Spoon

882 Park Ave. Suite 2

Eddie’s Footlong

Hot Dogs, Dining

Eddie’s Footlong

Downtown Mall

French Creek Framing & Fine Art

Gallery, Custom Framing

French Creek Framing & Fine Art

903 Market St.

Green Shoppe

Sustainable Products, Artisan Gifts, Health and Wellness

Green Shoppe

243 Chestnut St.

Hatch Hollow

Art Supplies, Gallery, Coworking Space

Hatch Hollow

245 Chestnut St.

Hello Sunshine Boutique

Fashion and Clothing, Children

Hello Sunshine Boutique

896 Market St.

Indigo Boutique & Botanica

Spiritual Products and Services, Health and Wellness

Indigo Boutique & Botanica

896 Market St.

Meadville Distilling

Distilled Spirits

Meadville Distilling

231 Chestnut St.

Meadville Market House

Sustainable Products, Groceries, Artisan Gifts

Meadville Market House

910 Market St.

No Place Like Home Decor

Furniture and Home Decore

No Place Like Home Decor

255 Chestnut St.

Save Room for Dessert

Bakery, Dining

Save Room for Dessert

910 Market St.

The Salty Spa

Spa, Health and Wellness

The Salty Spa

890 Park Av.

The Woolen Mill

Fashion and Clothing

The Woolen Mill

257 Chestnut St.

Yoga Spot Meadville

Yoga, Health and Wellness

Yoga Spot Meadville

252 Chestnut St.

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Founded in 1788, Meadville quickly became the center for commerce for Crawford County, and Downtown Meadville has been its beating heart. Our city's rich heritage has been preserved our Downtown's Historic District which is on the National Register for Historic Places! Click "Discover More" to learn more about our past and how it shaped our present.

Are you a downtown, independent Meadville Business interested in joining MIBA?  Click the "Become a Member" button to learn more about member benefits and how to apply. 

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These local gift certificates can be used at over one dozen different small businesses in downtown Meadville. Downtown Dollars can be purchased in $5, $10, or $25 amounts at the Meadville City Building located at 894 Diamond Park Square.

Use your Downtown Dollars at any of these participating stores:


  • Chateau Christine

  • Confections of a Cake Lover

  • Cup N' Spoon

  • Eddie's Footlong

  • French Creek Framing & Fine Art

  • Green Shoppe

  • Hatch Hollow

  • Hello Sunshine Boutique

  • Indigo Boutique & Botanica

  • Meadville Market House

  • Save Room for Dessert

  • The Salty Spa

  • No Place Like Home Decor

  • The Woolen Mill

  • Yoga Spot Meadville

People enjoying small bowls of Ice cream at Cup n' Spoon
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