First Friday was inspired by the days when my Grandmother and her friends would come into downtown on Friday nights for an evening out. They would take in a movie, have a hamburger at the Hamburger Inn, stop for a soda at the Dime Store and spend time with friends, making memories. Downtown Delaware is still the place to be. First Fridays include a themed event, free children's activities and businesses stay open late. This is a family time to join your neighbors, walk the shops, eat at local restaurants and enjoy the community that Main Street has helped to rebuild.