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 downtown Harrisonburg. Come to local art shows and exhibits while enjoying live music, refreshments, and fellowship downtown. First Fridays enhances the culture of downtown Harrisonburg and is the perfect event for fun family time or a date night out with your significant other. 

VENUES & EVENTS SCHEDULE

april 7, 5-8pm

ACV'S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES
311 South Main Street

  • artVISION: Rockingham County Youth Art Month Show
  • Refreshments


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

  • Way of Sarrow: Two Artists Respond to Grief and Recovery by Lisa Schirch & Julia Merkel
  • Refreshments and live music


ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
205 South Main Street

  • The Magic Honkey Tonk Band
  • FREE concert
  • With a blend of vintage instruments, modern arrangements, and incredible musicianship will show you classic musical styles in a whole new light.
  • Begins at 6:30pm


THE ARTFUL DODGER
47 Court Square

  • Abstractions: a series of photographs by Mimi Guido
  • 6-8pm


BEYOND RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
50 West Water Street

  •  Symbiosis by Jeremiah Morris
  • Mixed media exploring resilience in the face of adversity.


CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
41-A Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!


CLEMENTINE
153 South Main Street

  • JMU Chapter of Kappa Pi
  • A variety of work by the members of JMU's Honorary Art Fraternity.
  • 5pm to 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

  • Jump into Spring
  • Rockingham County 4-H
  • 4pm to 7pm

 

 

 

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

  • Musings in Ink by Nate Smith
  • Ink on paper
  • Refreshments provided

 

HARDESTY-HIGGINS HOUSE VISITORS CENTER
212 South Main Street

  • Janet Kuller will be on-site painting "Mrs. Hardesty's Magnolias."
  • 5pm to 8pm
     

HERITAGE BAKERY & CAFE
212 South Main Street

  • Family movie night: Beauty and the Beast (classiby c animation)
  • Free popcorn
  • 5:30-7:00pm
     

HESS FINANCIAL
380 East Market Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

THE LADY JANE SHOP & SPARROWS FLOWERS
117 South Main Street 

  • March First Fridays featuring Shelby Showalter
  • Mixed media on canvas
  • Refreshments


LARKIN ARTS WINE-RINER GALLERIES
61 Court Square

  • Ceramics by Shanna Fliegel
  • ceramic tiles and adorned pottery
  • Refreshments, Live music from Annabeth McNamara, Old Hill Cider


THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG
82 South Main Street  

  • New Paintings by Olivia J. Wilson
  • Paintings
  • Live music by Kat & the Travelers
  • Light refreshments offered


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

  • Screenprint Showcase by Emily Tiemeyer.
  • Snacks provided

MARKETPLACE GALLERY
41 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

 

OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT
103 South Main Street

  • A Few of My Favorite Things by Natalie Darling
  • Sterling silver, repurposed silverware and china, enamelling
  • Light snacks and live music.

 

RUBY'S ARCADE
165 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

SHENANDOAH JOE
64 South Mason Street, Suite 100

  • Paintings by Hannah Phillips.


SPITZER ART CENTER
486 West Market Street

  • Showing at the VMRC Park Gables Gallery: The 6x6 Show
  • Variety of media
  • Refreshments


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

  • Many Strings Attached live music by Eve Watters
  • A favorite First Night Harrisonburg performer
  • Admission free; donations accepted.
  • 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

  • ScatterBrain Designs by Brandon Doyle
  • prints
  • Artist meet and greet.
  • Live music by Maggie Nave from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • 5-9pm


VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM
301 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!


WALKABOUT OUTFITTER
90 North Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!
     

WITH SIMPLICITY
44 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!
     

WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY
83 South Main Street

  • Photography Show by Frank Doherty.
  • Light refreshments

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