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Welcome to First Friday Raleigh

first-friday-logoJoin Downtown Raleigh Alliance in celebrating the vibrant art and creative community of Downtown Raleigh in 75+ venues around the city!

On the first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm, Downtown Raleigh opens up with local art exhibits, live music performances, and specials at restaurants, retailers, and other exhibitors. 

This free event is a great opportunity to experience new places, discover a love for art, try new restaurants, and explore downtown like never before. Plus, many exhibitors offer refreshments, and there are boundless ways to interact with art both in and out of galleries.

So, grab your friends, check out the map, or pick up a First Friday guide to decide where you want to go this month. Or just look for First Friday flags hanging outside of participating venues to easily locate member galleries, stores, restaurants, and more. 

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Sign up for our newsletter to know what's happening on First Friday every month. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more ideas.

Did you participate in First Friday in 2019? We want to hear your thoughts! Take our 10-minute survey and you could win a $50 gift card to a participating First Friday venue of your choice. 

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Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Atlas Stark Holdings

Cline Design

Duke Raleigh Hospital

French West Vaughan