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Get Around

First Friday is best experienced on foot, walking from venue to venue, so you can discover new places along the way. But if you're coming from out of downtown, here's some advice.


Find convenient downtown parking in a lot, garage/deck, or on the street. Street parking is free after 5pm and many parking garages are free or a flat $5 charge after 7pm.  An interactive map of downtown parking is available here.

GoRaleigh R-LINE

Ride the R-LINE around Downtown Raleigh for First Friday! A free circulator bus service, the R-LINE connects many First Friday venues including those in the Warehouse District and Glenwood South. Buses run every 10-15 minutes. Visit the R-LINE page to view the map and see when the next bus will arrive at the nearest stop.

R-LINE questions or comments? Call GoTriangle Call Center at (919) 485-RIDE.

GoRaleigh Buses

Take the bus to and around downtown for First Friday! Plan your route using GoRaleigh’s trip planning tool. Avoid waiting for a bus by tracking your bus online, signing up for text alerts, or downloading an app with Automated Bus Tracking by GoRaleigh.


Ride your bike to downtown on one of the many greenways. Zip around downtown along bike paths and lock up at one of many downtown bike racks. View a map of greenways and recommended downtown bike paths from BikeRaleigh.