first friday Representation Downtown
First Friday On Continental Square!
Join us in Continental Square for fresh programming from May through November! Grab a bite to eat with a local food vendor, take in live music, participate in family friendly activities at the Play Place with giant games and enjoy the Kids’ Corner with face painting, balloon art and more. Keep an eye out on our Facebook for updated lists of vendors, activities, entertainment, and more.
Want representation Downtown during First Friday?
Select vendor/exhibitor locations will be available through-out the city during First Friday events from 5-9 p.m, May-November.
From December-April, spaces will not be available in Continental Square, but might be available in other locations on a case-by-base basis. We do not place vendors inside Central Market.
Continental Square Vendor Pricing: $50
This price applies only to Continental Square vendors. Please note that Friends of Downtown Inc at the Connoisseur, Devotee and Sustainer levels may exhibit on Continental Square free of charge during four First Fridays.
Beaver Street Vending
If you are interested in setting up a booth on Beaver Street during First Fridays, please email Market District merchants at MarketDistrictYork@gmail.com.
*Pricing for other locations downtown will be at the discretion of individual district merchant groups
All fees collected for Continental Square go into the First Friday Grant fund, which distributes grants to small businesses to offset the cost of their First Friday promotions.
Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own table or booth setup. Electricity is not available. Amplified sound not permitted. Food sales require additional permitting/licensing.
Submit at least three weeks in advance of your First Friday event. Deadlines listed below.
Application does not guarantee acceptance.
2018 FIRST FRIDAY DATES
January 5, 2018
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 6, 2018
May 4, 2018
June 1, 2018 (application deadline: May 11, 2018)
July 6, 2018 (application deadline: June 15, 2018)
August 3, 2018 (application deadline: July 13, 2018)
September 7, 2018 (application deadline: August 17, 2018)
October 5, 2018 (application deadline: September 14, 2018)
November 2, 2018 (application deadline: October 12, 2018)
December 7, 2018
Click here to see the 2018 First Friday theme changes.