A First Friday hotlist! Local fun for the whole family.
Take a stroll through a First Friday event happening in your area or venture out to a neighboring town to experience something new!
First Friday in Phoenixville, Pa. - Photography by Josh Schneeberger
Here are the top First Fridays we've discovered in the area. If you have others you'd like to recommend for the list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From May to November visit Lansdale on the first Friday of the month for a differently themed First Friday every time.
This year, First Fridays will operate within the weekly Bridge Street open-air closure to create an ambiance of a night market all along Bridge Street. During May, October, and November, Main Street will be closed in addition to the open-air closures taking place on Bridge Street. There will be live musicians throughout Bridge and Main Streets and handmade craft/artist vendors in the Main and Bridge Street parking lot.
The first Friday of each month, May through October is always a blast in Ambler! The free “Kid’s Zone” offers arts and crafts, games, inflatables, shows, and more. There's always live music, original art, delicious food, special merchant promotions, complimentary wine and cheese, and more.
Philadelphia’s thriving local arts scene gets special recognition on the first Friday of every month. From Old City to Fishtown to Fairmount, First Friday events in Philly’s different arts corridors draw curious crowds eager to explore participating galleries, studios, shops, bars, and restaurants.
First Friday attendees can check out art exhibits, shop special sales, enjoy food and drink deals, and hear live music and more at different locations citywide.
First Fridays in Narberth are always a good excuse to get out of the house and unwind. Grab a friend, bring the family, or meet your neighbors downtown to have dinner in one of our restaurants, and check out the stores that stay open late. Stroll the town and enjoy music, beer tastings, art, and special offerings. It's always a good time when you spend a night out in Borough!
On the first Friday of each month, many businesses along Easton Road (between Glenside and Toxony Avenues) and Glenside Avenue (between Easton Road and Keswick Avenue) offer special activities, refreshments, and/or discounts, while extending their hours for shoppers. Additionally, all parking is free starting at 5:00 p.m.
Manayunk doesn't have a specific First Friday schedule posted but this eclectic little part of Philly has plenty going on every weekend to attract people from all over the area, including this art festival in June that we absolutely couldn't leave off the list!
Souderton has amped up its downtown over the last few years with several new restaurants and things to do. And they're doing something unique: "Third Fridays," which gives visitors another Friday of the month to get out with the family and explore another little downtown spot in the Montgomery County area.