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Welcome to First Friday Raleigh

first-friday-logoFirst Friday 

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 offer deals and refreshments. And restaurants feature First Friday-only specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone.

Thank you to all who joined us for September's Virtual First Friday. We have videos and photography from local artists and entertainers including musical performances, digital photography, and a sculpture demonstration on our Virtual First Friday page. 

For October First Friday, we are hosting another mural scavenger hunt that will be on October 2 from 12-8 pm in the Warehouse District. Learn more about October's First Friday scavenger hunt in the link below. 



Restaurants & Bottle Shops Reopened

The Big Easy
Hibernian Pub 
Irregardless Cafe 
My Way Tavern 
The Raleigh Wine Shop  
Taverna Agora 
Tuscan Blu
Weaver Street Market

Restaurants & Bottle Shops Open for Pickup & Delivery

DRINK - Pickup & Delivery
Irregardless Cafe - Pickup & Delivery
London Bridge Pub - Pickup & Delivery


Get Involved

We want you to participate, too, so we're giving you two ideas to do that:

First, consider donating to the NC Artist Relief Fund to support creative individuals being directly financially impacted by gig and show cancellations.

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Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Atlas Stark Holdings

Cline Design

Duke Raleigh Hospital

French West Vaughan