Augusta’s First Friday is back tonight with more security and added events. It’s been a month since a shooting had some questioning the festival’s future. But Westobou Festival organizers partnered with downtown businesses and the Friends with Benefits Fund to plan a free family-friendly area and a nighttime concert to complement the downtown First Friday.
Augusta has been debating the future of its First Friday festival after a shooting earlier this month left six people injured. Officials talked about how to continue the monthly event at a series of meetings this week.