Brick Blast will return later this month after being halted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Brick Blast event will be held 3-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Court Street in the Brick District of Fulton.
Brick Blast will be exclusively for members of Westminster College and William Woods University, such as students, faculty and staff.
Court Street between Sixth and Seventh streets will be blocked off to traffic for the duration of the event, as it will be pedestrian-only.
Brick Blast seeks to introduce students and staff of the local colleges to the downtown area and the local businesses there. Freebies will be given away to guests by the businesses in attendance. There will also be raffles for giveaways, free food from the downtown restaurants and the opportunity to shop at the businesses.
The event is free to attend. Those interested can register online, although it is not required.
Kristina Bright, executive director of marketing and strategic communications at Westminster, is serving as the event coordinator for this year's Brick Blast. In a news release, Bright said this year's Brick Blast should be the biggest yet because it is the first time faculty and staff are officially invited to attend.
Bright said the Brick Blast committee is excited to bring the event back to the Brick District.
"It really benefits our downtown businesses and allows our college communities to become familiar with the many products and services available to all of us right here in Fulton," Bright said.
The Brick Blast Committee previously approached Fulton City Council at the Aug. 23 meeting to seek approval for the road closures, to which the council agreed unanimously. The Fulton Police Department also said it would assist in whatever way necessary.