More free, family fun is coming to Fall River this summer with the debut of '3rd Fridays at the Gates.'

It's a summer series with music, food, vendors and activities that is sure to have something for everyone in the family. And just like the name says, it's going to happen on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Obviously with June already behind us, there are only a few of these new events taking place. The first will be held Friday July 21, the second on August 18 and the final event is September 15. All three will take place at the Gates of the City on Water Street.

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What Is '3rd Fridays at the Gates' All About?

These summer night celebrations by the water are all about cuisine, culture and community. It's a night to get together with the family to hear local musicians, dance to local DJs, eat out at a variety of food trucks and even shop local at the Maker’s Market featuring 30+ local artisans and artists.

Plus there are organizations from the area involved as well, setting up tables and offering crafts and activities for the kids to keep busy.

The first event on July 21 will feature music DJ Juice and the Providence Drum Troupe perform at 6 P.M.

Courtesy Viva Fall River
Courtesy Viva Fall River

In general '3rd Fridays at The Gates' a nice summer night by the water in Fall River with events running from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M. on their respective Fridays.

It's all been made possible by the group efforts of The City of Fall River, Viva Fall River, The Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market, and the Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition (FRACC).

Admission to these monthly events are totally free as is the parking, the music and most crafts and activities. You will need your wallet for shopping, eating and drinking however and organizers suggest bringing your own chair to relax at the Gates of the City and enjoy the night.

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