Labor Day has passed, and fall has officially begun. That means that the First Saturday Gatherings also will end for the year.
The final gathering for 2019 is Saturday, and plenty of activities are taking place all over the downtown area.
Main Street Muskogee has done a great job getting local and area residents together in a variety of ways on the first Saturdays of each month. This Saturday will be no exception.
The Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. Two one-mile walks are planned, and Lake Area United Way is conducting a food drive in conjunction with the walk.
A local business owner will be on-hand with KITT, the car that was featured in the television show, "Knight Rider."
Oklahoma Gymnastics Academy will have a demonstration in the Muskogee Civic Center arena, and this event gives them a chance to show off their talents before upcoming competitions.
For children's entertainment, there will be obstacle courses, face painting, and Muskogee police will fingerprint children. There's even a pup walk for dogs.
The event again will once again have things for children including obstacle courses. Past events have included one for kids who are 8 years old and younger and another for older youth.
Back by popular demand is goat yoga, which will take place in Hunt's Green Space in the 300 block of West Broadway.
First Saturday Gatherings have done what Main Street Muskogee intended for them to do — bring people together downtown. It has provided different activities for families to enjoy at little to no cost. It's been good for residents and for businesses. We'll be anxious to see what's planned for next year.