First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants have joined forces with DSP to stay open, feature artists and musicians and offer special promotions on the first Friday of each month.
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Businesses interested in finding more information on First Fridays can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the 2018 venue guide. To receive monthly reminders about First Friday or other downtown activities, please sign up for our email list here.
First Friday promotions are paid for by the Ratepayers of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID). Venues located outside of the BID, and within the greater downtown area, may participate in First Friday promotions by joining the Downtown Spokane Partnership Membership, by paying an annual fee of $25, or by paying $5 per individual First Friday. Fees will be billed upon submission of First Friday events, annual fees will be billed per calendar year starting in April.
Regular venue participants are encouraged to purchase a $100 sidewalk banner, the annual fee is waived with the purchase of a banner during purchase year.
Download the official Downtown First Friday logo to use on promotional materials.
Downtown Spokane is seeking submissions of original art by local artists for promotional materials to be used for First Fridays in 2018 and 2019. If selected your name and bio will be included on promotional materials for one month of First Friday promotions. MORE
2018 First Friday Dates
January 12* | March 2 | April 6 | May 4 | June 1 | July 6 | August 3 | September 7 | November 2 | December 7
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed
Spokane Arts Visual Arts Tour
City-wide arts tour held in February and October. Visit spokanearts.org to learn more and participate.