Artists and musicians will be filling storefronts along Loockerman Street while the Dover High School Homecoming parade files past, starting at 5:30 p.m. A free performance by the Milford Community band will follow at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Murphey School, as will a lantern tour of The Green at 7:30 p.m.

    First Friday keeps growing, and this month is no different. The events for Friday, Oct. 2, start at 3 p.m. with an Irish-themed program, including live music and Irish dancing, at the Biggs Museum, and then continue with events up and down Loockerman Street and Governors Avenue. At 7 p.m., the Dover Public Library’s In Harmony concert series kicks off its season of free shows with the Milford Community Band at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School. History lovers can instead end their evening with a lantern tour of The Green. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
    For more information, call the Downtown Dover Partnership at 678-2940.

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Biggs Museum of American Art 406 Federal St. Celtic Harvest — performances by local Celtic harpist Mike Nielsen and an Irish dancing troupe from Dó Cairde School of Irish Dance, Middletown

5 to 7 p.m.
Bel Boutique 28 W. Loockerman St. Friends of Folk’s Rick Hudson, guitar
Bell, Book & Candle 115 W. Loockerman St. Drumming circle (participants should take their own drums, instruments)
Beyond Dimensions 59 S. Governors Ave. Artist Maria Bessette, landscapes and scenes of Delaware and surrounding areas in oils and acrylics
Delaware Made 32 W. Loockerman St. Celebrating the 20th anniversary with artist and apparel designer Marsha Holler and music by Alberta on keyboard
Dover Art League 21 W. Loockerman St. Reception for guest artist Thomas C. McNelis in the Upstairs Gallery; the theme “Food for Thought” will be setting the stage for the annual Taste of Dover event on Oct. 10 
Dover Fire House Corner of Reed Street and Governors Avenue. In-house museum tour
Dover Newsstand 25 W. Loockerman St. Artist Jeff Twilley, lottery games and prizes
For Dreamers Gallery 743 S. Governors Ave. Glass artisans from Pane in the Glass Studio, Lewes, with fused and functional glass works
Forney's Too 102 W. Loockerman St. Musician First State Strings’ Aaron Taylor, classical guitar
The Golden Fleece 132 W. Loockerman St. Grand Opening with musician Todd Stonesifer (21 and older only)
Partners in Design First viewing at new location (across from the Golden Fleece), with musician Bill McAvoy playing old time music on fiddle and banjo
The Fashion Connection 125B W. Loockerman St. (Maxine’s New York Fashions, The Wedding Boutique, Top Notch Custom Sewing and Alterations) In store fashion show featuring the latest looks

7 p.m.
Elizabeth W. Murphey School 14 Kings Highway. The Milford Community Band will perform for the Dover Public Library’s first In Harmony concert of the season
7:30 p.m.
The Green First State Heritage Park’s lantern tour of the Dover Green meets at the Delaware Visitor Center, 406 Federal St. Hear tales of the most infamous resident of Dover’s jail, poisonings, tragic love, and the auctioning of slaves on the steps of the Old State House. Admission is $5. Space is limited. For more information or reservations, call 739-9194.