First Friday is designed to showcase the downtown art and retail scene. Downtown retailers and restaurants feature artists, musicians, exclusive activities, product launches and specialty food and beverage on the first Friday of each month.
Map of Events
2021/2022 First Friday Dates
Date (event submission date) July 2 (June 23) | August 3 (July 28) | September 3 (August 25) | October 1 (September 22) | November 5 (October 27) | December 3 (November 24) | January 7 (December 29) | February 4 (January 26) | March 4 (February 23) | April 1 (March 23) | May 6 (April 27) | June 3 (May 25) |
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise listed
Downtown First Friday happens inside the 80 block area served by the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District.
First Friday promotions are paid for by the Ratepayers of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID). Venues located outside of the BID are not eligible for BID specific First Friday promotions.
Venues located in Kendall Yards are eligible to participate in promotions through Greenstone, a dues paying member of the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP), which serves as the program manager of the BID.
Find an Artist
Downtown Spokane does not place artists for First Friday. Staff recommend that venues seeking new artists resource the Artist Roster through Spokane Arts.
Find a Musician
If you are interested in having a local musician perform in your business on First Friday, visit the Professional Musicians AFM Local 105.
Pick up your Passport at River Park Square or any participating locations. Visit five venues listed above and ask an employee or volunteer to stamp your Passport.
Once five stamps are collected, bring the completed Passport to the Concierge Desk at River Park Square, 808 W Main.
Your Passport will be entered into the monthly drawing for a prize valued at up to $100.
All Passports must be turned in by 6pm the following Saturday to be eligible.
Need not be present to win. Entrants under 18 years of age must have parental or guardian consent to enter. One entry per person.
COMPLETED PASSPORTS GOOD FOR $1-OFF PARKING AT RIVER PARK SQUARE ON FIRST FRIDAY ONLY. Limit one per person.