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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. Art galleries and studios are 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. 


February First Friday
Friday, February 3rd

Check out events and activities hosted by community members across Downtown Raleigh on First Friday here 


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Contact Us

For general First Friday inquiries, please email 

If your company is interested in sponsoring First Friday, please contact Patina Robinson at


Atlas Stark

Clancy & Theys Construction Co. 

Cline Design

Duke Raleigh Hospital