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February First Friday


EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in Downtown York, presented byWellSpan 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.

First Friday Activities in the Market District:
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 North George Street)

In the Studio:
Jazz in the City, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Jimmy Wood on Piano, Steve Meashey on Bass, and Jeff Stabley on Drums.
$5 cover or FREE with Student ID

In the Capitol:
"Beauty and The Beast," 6:30PM
FREE First Friday Film Series sponsored by OSS Health

Goodridge Freedom Center (123 East Philadelphia Street)
The Goodridge Freedom Center is hosting a free musical and poetic Celebration of the 155th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration begins at 5:00PM with tours of the house; the program schedule starts at 5:30PM. 

Performances by Alisha Hawkins, Pastor Joel Folkemer and Carla Christopher, Bert Palmer, and rappers Chris and Adrian will begin around 5:45PM, with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation itself at 6:45PM, followed by an extended performance by the GUSA Band. Stop in anytime you can make it! All ages welcome.

Central Market York (34 West Philadelphia Street)
Stroll through Central Market and see some of your favorite vendors this First Friday!

Heidelberg UCC York, PA (47 West Philadelphia Street)
February's HeidelBean First Friday will feature JC Fisher Band performing 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It's your chance to listen to some great live music while enjoying a cup of hot coffee and desserts with your friends. 

Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
Shop with us on First Friday for the perfect Valentine's gift for him and her! We will be featuring Love inspired handcrafted jewelry, limited edition teas, candles, essential oils and incense to help you set the mood right for the season of Love. Plus enjoy complimentary hot tea tasting and chocolate sampling while you shop. 

Cherie Anne's Courtyard Cafe will be featuring a delicious White Chocolate Raspberry Mocha to give your step some pep and keep you toasty warm.

Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Stop in to check out new art for Spring! Receive 50% off + an additional 15% off on custom framing orders.

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
The Watchmaker's Daughter will be serving up some sweet deals for Valentines! Stop by for a cocktail and sweet treats while you check out all the new jewels!

Sky Optics Sunglasses (24 North Beaver Street)
Up to 30% off select Fashion Sunglasses!

Ewe and Me Yarn Shop (36 North Beaver Street)
It’s our 1 Year Anniversary and we are having a party! There will be fun door prizes, a yarn tasting bar, cake and much more. Stop in and celebrate with us!

First Friday Activities in the Royal Square District:
Head over to the Royal Square District and check out what the galleries, shops and restaurants have to offer for First Friday!

First Friday Activities in WeCo York PA:
Head over to WeCo York PA and check out what the shops and restaurants have to offer for First Friday!

Share your First Friday stories on social media with the hashtag #FFYork!

Earlier Event: January 5
January First Friday
Later Event: March 2
March First Friday