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First Friday Raleigh


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First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers and restaurants can offer discounts and specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone. First Friday is free and open to all. 

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Contact Us


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

If your company is interested in sponsoring First Friday, please contact Kathleen Louis at kathleenlouis@downtownraleigh.org.


Silver Sponsors


Atlas Stark Holdings

Cline Design

Duke Raleigh Hospital

Monarch Realty Co.

York Properties