Statesboro’s monthly First Friday event for June actually will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a first in downtown Statesboro — a canoe tug-of-war.
The annual Paddle Georgia event is stopping in Statesboro on Saturday and more than 400 participants are expected to be in town. East Main Street will be closed down near the Courthouse and a giant pool will be put up in the street where the canoes will do battle.
Canoe teams will consist of three people, including at least one woman. They will be tethered together an each team will try to out row the other to pull them across a line. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog for the Ogeechee River.
In addition to the canoe tug-of-war, boats, RV’s and trucks will line East Main St. downtown as part of First Friday — Staycation. Also, children can enjoy Splash in the Boro’s mascot Splashy, games sponsored by The Clubhouse and Statesboro Paintball.
A water slide and bouncy house will be provided by Party Harbor. You can also learn how to kayak from Mill Pond Kayak for an adventure later this summer. Eagle Creek Brewery will offer tours and tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music.
There will be lots of food, fun, games, and a live DJ, as well.
For more information, contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority at (912) 764-7227 or at mainstreet@