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Submit An Event or Special

Are you a downtown storefront business interested in hosting a First Friday event or special? To participate, your business could host a virtual program, offer a food & drink special, have a sale or discount, invite local artists to exhibit their work in your establishment, host musicians in front of or inside your business, or invite local artisans to sell their handmade goods in your store. 

Submit your event or special through our portal here.

Artist/Musician/Performer Form

Interested in showcasing your artwork or performing at First Friday? Submit your information on our online form. We may reach out for DRA programming but also share the list with DTR businesses looking to host performers, artists and/or musicians on First Fridays. You can find the form online here.

Contact Us

For general First Friday inquiries, please email 

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or advertising with First Friday, please contact Kathleen Louis at Downtown Raleigh Alliance at (919) 821-6972 or