First on First brings diversity to downtown Dickinson

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Downtown Dickinson is alive tonight with its summer festival series 'First on First'.

The festival is in its fifth summer, and people can expect many changes to the series this season. A bigger stage, an expanded venue and more family-friendly activities.

These are just some of the changes people can expect for the First on First street festival- along with its name change.

"All over the U.S there are Alive at 5s. In San Diego, Massachusetts, Colorado. Ours is called First on First Dickinson Summer Nights because it originated the First Street and First Avenue intersection. It's a name that's uniquely ours for Dickinson," says Brock White, event director.

First on First also has more food vendors, and more options to please the palates of attendants.

Ben Twist at Noy's Thai Kitchen says the event gives them a chance to showcase their culture to the residents of Dickinson.

"Very electric, I guess I would say. Very lively. There's a bunch of people. It's beautiful downtown. It's the heart of Dickinson," says Ben Twist, cashier.

Both vendors and organizers say First on First helps people get to know each other.

"It brings the community together. It brings people out. People are walking around having a good time. They socialize," says Anneliese Schmidt, Women of Today.

White says they expect huge crowds again this summer.

First on First starts at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time every Thursday this summer. ​