2018 First Friday Themes

Downtown Inc is proud to announce some exciting new changes coming to First Fridays Downtown for 2018, with support of First Friday sponsor, WellSpan Health!

In response to feedback gathered from the First Friday Committee and a survey distributed to all downtown merchants, monthly First Friday themes will be discontinued for 2018.  This change is intended to allow all types of businesses and organizations to fully participate in First Fridays and exercise creative license in the how they promote their business.

Themes were once needed in order to help our businesses think creatively about promotions, but we have seen our merchant community grow to a point that themes are no longer necessary.  We also heard from a number of businesses that themes were actually limiting creativity and creating a deterrent to participating in First Friday promotions. 

Individual neighborhoods, districts, and collections of merchants are still encouraged to collaborate on themes and promotions based around their businesses.  Downtown Inc will help promote the themes along with our other First Friday promotions.  Each district has their own unique offerings and special needs, and we hope to see this sense of creativity and collaboration flourish in 2018.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Marketing & Events Coordinator, Stacy McClain.