FIRST FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN

First Fridays Downtown is an exciting monthly event that came to life in 2009. This event is held the first Friday of every month and involves over 30 participating venues, such as retail shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, throughout a buzzing downtown Harrisonburg. These events feature local art shows and exhibits with live music, activities, refreshments, and fellowship downtown. First Fridays enhance the culture of downtown Harrisonburg and is the perfect event for fun family bonding or a date night out with your significant other. Explore the schedule below for art gallery listings, concert times, restaurant events, kids activities, and more.

VENUES & EVENTS SCHEDULE

May 5, 5-8pm

ACV'S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES
311 South Main Street

  • Flowers and Swans
    Oil on canvas by Nadia Louderback


292 NORTH GALLERY AT THE CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION
292 North Liberty Street

  • Watercolors by Anita Walter Cooper
  • Live music

 

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
205 South Main Street

  • No schedule event planned for May, check back next month!


THE ARTFUL DODGER
47 Court Square

  • Rock Stars
    Photography by Bob Adamek

 

BEYOND RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
50 West Water Street

  •  No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
41-A Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

CLEMENTINE
153 South Main Street

  • Paintings by Natalia Kavcack
  • **Thursday, May 4 from 5-7pm**

 

COURT SQUARE THEATER
41-F Court Square 

  • See Court Square Theater tab above for theater schedule

 

DOWNTOWN WINE & GOURMET
41-C Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

EXPLORE MORE DISCOVERY MUSEUM
150 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

WITH SIMPLICITY
44 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

 

 

THE GAINES GROUP AT THE DEPOT
141 West Bruce Street, 2nd Floor

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

HARDESTY-HIGGINS HOUSE VISITORS CENTER
212 South Main Street

  • Chocolate Walk!

 

HERITAGE BAKERY & CAFE
212 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

HESS FINANCIAL
380 East Market Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

THE LADY JANE SHOP & SPARROWS FLOWERS
117 South Main Street 

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!


LARKIN ARTS WINE-RINER GALLERIES
61 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!


THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG
82 South Main Street  

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!


LOOK WEST GALLERY AT THE MARK-IT
125 West Water Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

MARKETPLACE GALLERY
41 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY
83 South Main Street

  • Paintings by Amanda Dicken

 

THE FRAME FACTORY & GALLERY
139 N Liberty St #101

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT
103 South Main Street

  • Contemporary quilling by Deb Booth
  • Artist demonstration accompanied by live music and a Chocolate Walk station

PALE FIRE BREWING CO.
217 S. Liberty St. #105

  • Descent to Rising: 18 years of photography created while in the midst of fighting depression
  • Photography by Angela M. Carter
  • Free samples served by Paella Perfecta

 

RUBY'S ARCADE
165 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

SHENANDOAH JOE
64 South Mason Street, Suite 100

  • Mixed media by Madeline Martinez


SPITZER ART CENTER
486 West Market Street

  • The Secret Life of Typewriters
    Photography, painting, and sculpture by Howard and Nicole Zehr


ST. STEPHEN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
358 South Main Street 

  • Hear one of the Valley's most popular groups, the Harrisonburg Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus, produce fine music for all ages
  • 5:30-6:10pm

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
181 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

THREE NOTCH'D BREWING CO. 
241 East Market Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM
301 South Main Street

  • Textile and fiber art and quilts
  • Work accompanied by the Chocolate Walk, featuring specialty chocolates and chocolate-inspired textile and fabric dyes from the VQM Hospitality Committee Chocolatiers

 

WALKABOUT OUTFITTER
90 North Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

    First Fridays Downtown is made possible with support by

    If you would like to be a part of First Fridays Downtown Harrisonburg,
    please email firstfridaysdowntown@gmail.com

    *PDF version of map updated annually