First Fridays VIP Event Packages for One or Two from Pledge 5 Foundation (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.


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In a Nutshell

VIP wristband grants access to downtown restaurants complete with food, drink & casino games during four-hour nonprofit event

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Food-and-drink festivals allow people to diversify their palates in one day, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savor expanding horizons with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $10 for one First Fridays VIP wristband (a $20 value)
  • $25 for two First Fridays VIP wristbands with a carriage ride (a $70 value)
  • $20 for one First Fridays VIP wristband and $25 worth of poker chips (a $45 value)
  • $30 for one First Fridays VIP wristband and $55 worth of poker chips (a $75 value)

On Friday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., students and residents of the Gator Nation band together to descend on the city for an evening of drinking, live music, and raucous merriment. A VIP wristband entitles guests to complimentary food, drinks, an optional carriage ride, and valet service at 20 participating locations. Highlights include a free wine tasting at Half Cork'd and live music at Smokehouse Downtown. To sweeten the deal, guests can earn sponsor-provided prizes by putting poker chips in play at Main Street Bar & Billiards' array of casino games. Upon the event's completion, participants receive a souvenir photograph that both commemorates their experience and reveals any mustard that might have been trapped in their mustache bristles.

Pledge 5 Foundation and Thrift 5

As a nonprofit organization, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events—pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties—that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens. Pledge 5 is dedicated to increasing the number of volunteers in the community and encouraging the community's public service participation.

The Pledge 5 Foundation, in addition to working with charitable partners to inspire others to give back to their communities, also hosts a bargain shop known as Thrift 5, providing gently used and brand new goods to the denizens of Gainesville. The store stocks everything from brand name clothing to home decor and many other products. Patrons may also make tax-deductible donations to the store and volunteer at the shop. Thrift 5 also features local artist showcases.

Customer Reviews

My boyfriend and I always enjoy the events this organization puts on! :)
Erin G. · March 1, 2013
I think it is a wonderful idea and we had blast!!! It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this as a ladies night or for vistors from out of town!
Yvette M. · September 9, 2012
This was a lot of fun I will for sure be doing it again!!
Shannon N. · September 9, 2012

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