EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in Downtown York, presented by WellSpan Health!
First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. From 5:00PM - 9:00PM, downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments & promotions, and sponsor live entertainment.
Who’s out on Beaver Street?
- Check out the WellSpan Health table to learn about home safety and the “hot topics” of safe sleep, safe use of medications, and how not to be fooled by look-alike products that can cause accidental poisoning.
- Stop by Animal Rescue, Inc.’s table to hear more about their for-life animal sanctuary, and say hi to their special guest from the shelter!
- Stop by Members 1st Federal Credit Union’s booth, they’ll be giving out credit union information, and fun prizes!
- Stop by the Downtown York, PA table to get some useful information regarding the city!
- Not One More - York Chapter will be giving out information and talking with event attendees.
- Check out Bath Fitter, who will be displaying their acrylic tubs and showers. Sign up for a free in home consultation with one of their designs consultants!
- The York Couny CVB/Downtown Visitor Information Center will be out on Beaver Street with plenty of visitor information and more!
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties will be out on Beaver street with more info about the organization and a fun kids' craft!
- Edible Arrangements will be set up with chocolate covered fruit samples, and a raffle to win 2 free arrangements!
- Come visit "Liquid", the young adult group from Living Word Community Church! Find out more info about their Tuesday night gatherings, and more!
- Catch the "Salsa Bug" and check out two salsa performances by West York Area Middle School's performance group!
- Come say hi to the York City Derby Dames, and learn more about their team and the upcoming season!
- Join Saint Patrick Catholic School, for kids' crafts and games!
Downtown Beer Tasting
• BrewVino – Brewery Products
• DiCarlo's Pizza - York, PA – Brewery Products
• Nuts About Granola – Brewery Products
• Redeux – Rusty Rail Brewing
• Rockfish Public House – Holla Spirits
• SMALL STAR Art House – Brewery Products
• The Waterway York – Brewery Products
• White Rose Bar and Grill – Crystal Ball
First Friday Activities in the Market District
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 North George Street)
CapFilm FREE First Friday Family Film presents The Jungle Book (1967 version). The film is rated G and will be shown in Capitol Theatre, there is no cost for admission. The showing of this film is sponsored by OSS Health.
The Handsome Cab (106 North George Street)
The Handsome Cab will feature the following summer cocktails for July’s First Friday:
-Pink Panther: Tequila, watermelon, lime, simple syrup, prosecco
-Southern Hospitality: Bourbon, black tea, jalapeno simple syrup
-Slim Gin Fizz: Bombay, cucumber/mint juice, lime, simple syrup
-Verano: Havana Rum, triple sec, orgeat, mango
-Blackberry Cobbler: Titos, blackberry shrub, cranberry, simple syrup
Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street)
The York Elks Lodge will be closed this Frist Friday. We hope to see you next month!
Elite Property Management, Inc. (224 North George Street)
We will be providing free application fees for July’s First Friday. This deal is only valid in store, not online, and is a $20 value.
York County History Center (250 East Market Street)
The York County History Center will hold a Pop-Up Exhibit at Marketview Arts, 25 West Philadelphia Street. The exhibit is titled, Local Ink: the art and artifacts of Ray Miller, York tattoo artist of the 1930s and 1940s. On display will be his tools, his flashes, and photographs of his studio and his work.
Trinity United Church of Christ (32 West Market Street)
Trinity UCC Presents: Story Time with Princess Rachel. Join us for an evening of fairytales, songs and smiles. Everyone is welcome! Story time will starts at 6:30 PM.
Isaac’s Restaurants (58 West Market St, York, PA)
Stop by Isaac's on the Fly for live music by Brandi Mummert, and to try one of their made in America Hometown fresh Strawberry Speckled Lemonades!
Lele B's Boutique (21 South Beaver Street)
We will feature Desiree Van Wicklen, providing chair massages at our location for Frist Friday. Prices will be available at store location.
Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
Pop by Creative York to make colorful firework paintings with paper and found objects! Also see the two current exhibits: "Chasing Paper" a group exhibit in the Kerlin Gallery, and "Alternative Facets" an interactive installation by Ellen Ehlenbeck in The Project Space. How many objects from the list can you find? Light refreshments will be served.
The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
For this Frist Friday we will be featuring all of our hand-made local items! Stop by and meet two of our in-house artists. We will also have light refreshments!
Revolt Style Studio (24 North Beaver Street)
At Revolt Style Studio, we'll be hosting a pop-up shop for York-native graphic designer & known pizza lover Rupert Beard on the sidewalk in front of the shop as well as highlighting our Made in America designers available in the shop year-round!
Esaan Thai Restaurant of York, PA (30 North Beaver Street)
Stop in to try one of our specials for First Friday or simply enjoy your favorite Thai dish! Follow with authentic house-made gelato. Reservations recommended. BYOB
Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
Sweet Melissa’s will feature special guests Kimber Dudley, licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master from Firefly Hollow Wellness Center. The pair will be performing open air chair massages. Check out Sweet Melissa's Mori Girl Collection a Boho, handmade design made in Pennsylvania. Our First Friday sale is on some of our MADE IN USA clothing lines. Special discounts are available for first responders (military, police, medics, etc.) Red, white and blue lemonade spritzer and Chocolate samples will also be provided!
Ewe and Me Yarn Shop (36 North Beaver Street)
For the July First Friday-Made in America, Ewe and Me is showcasing local yarns and hand dyers. We have a nice selection of local and locally dyed yarns available. We will also have light refreshments and as always everyone is invited to work on their current project with us.
Kimman's (57 North Beaver Street)
Come pick up your Customer Appreciation Invitation so you can join us for our 2017 “We Love Our Customers Party” on July 9. You must have an invite to attend! We will have prizes, giveaways and fabulous discounts.
Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
Shop with us this First Friday for not only items made in the USA, but hundreds of items made right here in York! Our shop specializes in hand-made and locally-made goods! Pop in and show your support for small and locally-owned businesses and enjoy a special First Friday sale on yarn, books, and select teas. Our Courtyard Cafe will have live music!
Creative York West (118 W Philadelphia St)
1st Floor: "Experienced & Emerging" pop-up exhibit. We are very excited to have some amazing local & regional talent showcased in this one-night-only pop up exhibit, a preview exhibition of artists who will be participating in the Fine Art Flea at Marketview Arts on Saturday, July 15th. Most work will be available for purchase.
2nd Floor: Weary Arts Group presents "RISE UP." RISE UP is the musical culmination of this past week's summer music camp experience. This has been a week of brand-new guitar skills for some, heightened skills for others, arranging, composing, covering, singing, dancing, beating, harmonizing, and exploring variety of styles from rock to folk to hip-hop. RISE UP and JOIN US for this special event!
Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Browse original art from local artists and collectible prints, pick up a $25 coupon towards custom framing.
First Friday Activities in Central Market York
The Busy Bee
The Busy Bee will be open from 5:00PM - 9:00PM with a few First Friday specials and a special guest, Nasa! Nasa will be handing out free Total Solar Eclipse information!
First Friday Activities in the Royal Square District
Molly's Follies (56 South Duke Street)
Join us to decorate your own giant clothespin and grab a lemonade! Don't forget to also enter into the drawing for a hand-painted piece from the shop!
Redeux (113 South Duke Street)
Come celebrate our 3rd Birthday this First Friday! Redeux T-shirt Printing, Missy Jones has designed a 3 year birthday shirt for us and Mark Broomell will be printing them on the sidewalk! Bring your own shirt or you can buy one for $5 to have printed! Brezlyn & Corbin Koller are debuting their starlight lemonade stand on our sidewalk! Don't miss the delicious, all natural, hand-squeezed lemonade! There will also be a Rusty Rail Beer Tasting inside. Check out these deals: Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Company: 10% off all items, Shea Butter: 2 for $6. American Daydream:
buy one get one free on all handmade jute market and beach bags, wine bags & card holders. Jim & Peggy: 20% off Summer Sale
AK Beatz LLC at Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street)
This First Friday we will be displaying new art that will be viewed in the Studio gallery. We will also be throwing a Fourth of July party with festive foods, drinks, and deserts. Lastly, we will be having a national anthem contest, live acoustic performance with patriotic songs and a riveting experience with The Karaoke Kid.
Democratic Party of York County (135 South Duke Street)
Join the DPOYC, York County Federation of Democratic Women, and the Young Dems of York for party treats, music, family games, hula-hoop contest, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, patriotic giveaways, and more.
Register to Vote and Meet Our Local Officials and 2017 Municipal Candidates including PA House Representative for the 95th District Carol Hill Evans, York County Commissioner Doug Hoke, York City Mayor Kim Bracey, York County Court of Common Pleas Candidate Sandra Thompson, York Recorder of Deeds Candidate Maribel Burgos, and many other candidates from throughout the county.
World Grills (29 East King Street)
🍳 Come join us at World Grills on First Friday to check out our exclusive dishes including new drinks, appetizers, and main dishes. We’re pound to present the spicy chicken lemongrass, ribeye sliced steak and Panang salmon. Also, we offer various vegan/vegetarian items as well as gluten free alternatives. Don't forget to BYOB! 🍻
OMG Studios (57 East King Street)
OMG is all about Made in America. In fact, our products are all made right here in York! Each month has a new assortment of paintings, weavings and auction oddities from our own collections.
The Parliament Arts Organization (116 East King Street)
We will be unveiling our new gallery show "Always and Forever." This show features tattoos through the lens of local photographer Tifani Truelove. White Rose Tattoo Parlor will create tattoo coloring sheets for the kids. Note: this event will feature images of full-body tattoos.
King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 East King Street)
Celebrate our 5th anniversary American Style! From 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM enjoy grilled food and desserts on our patio. "Downtown" the Revs' mascot, will add his magic to the party from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. This is a great photo opportunity! Our gallery carries all Made in America art, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, glassware, candles and other unique items hand-made by local creatives. This family friendly event is FREE.
HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Get buggy at HIVE Artspace with The Great Big Bug Show, featuring insect-themed artworks by 50 different artists. All art pieces were made in the USA, most of them local to York! There will be live insects for you to observe and handle if you are feeling brave! Free limited-edition pins featuring artwork from the exhibit will be available for the first 25 guests. Light refreshments will be provided.
Collusion Tapworks (105 South Howard Street)
Our friends from TorchBearer Sauces will be on hand from 4:00PM - 9:00PM, to guide you through a variety of their all natural condiments, all made locally in Central Pennsylvania. From 5:00PM - 7:00PM, Casta Cigars will give guests the opportunity to watch the formation of a cigar from start to finish. Finally, our friends from Hop Hedz Gear will be at the brewery to assist you with your beer apparel needs.
First Friday Activities in WeCo York PA
LifePath Christian Ministries/York Economy Store (283 West Market Street)
We will be offering 50% off of most merchandise from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Shoppers can also enter a drawing to win $30 in gift certificates for the York Economy Store.
Gusa By Victoria (252 West Philadelphia Street)
Join Gusa By Victoria for live music by the Aly Darwish Trio band in the garden, and enjoy Kenyan beer and South African wine samplings!
Share your First Friday stories on social media with the hashtag #FFYork!
Free parking is available at all street meters and York City parking garages after 5:00PM.
The 100 Block of North Beaver Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4:30PM - 9:00PM
downtown Inc Events 2016
EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in Downtown York, presented by WellSpan Health!