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First Friday Raleigh


First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month throughout Downtown Raleigh to showcase the best of our city's creative community. Thousands venture downtown to visit art galleries & studios open late to host exhibits, artist talks, and creative activities. Retailers and restaurants also get in on the fun with live music, vendor markets, specials/discounts, and more. There's something for everyone each First Friday.

Upcoming

July First Friday
Friday, July 5th | All Night | Downtown Raleigh

Check out events hosted by businesses across Downtown Raleigh and build your custom itinerary.

First Friday Events

 

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Contact Us

For general First Friday inquiries, please email communications@downtownraleigh.org. 

Interested in a collaboration or partnership for First Friday? Submit your idea here 

If your company is interested in sponsoring First Friday, please contact Lucy McInnis at lucymcinnis@downtownraleigh.org