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 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments and promotions, and sponsor live entertainment.

Downtown Inc also extends a special thank you to the Cultural Alliance of York County for its generous support of arts and cultural entertainment during First Friday.

First Friday June


5 p.m.- Logos Academy
6 p.m.- Mother Dimension
6:45 p.m.- Line Dancing
7:15 p.m.- Screaminmelinas
8 p.m.- Chris Scheler


Artsy Craft-Dee

The Dog House Grill

Taylor Chip Cookie Co.

Mischal Boutique


You Are The Hamster

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care

Operation Paws For Homes

Gold's Gym Galleria Mall, York PA

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Company

Moms Demand Action - PA


York County History Center (250 E. Market St.)

We will be down at the Colonial Complex with beer tastings and s’mores making from 6-9 p.m.!

Lele B's Boutique (13 S. Beaver St.)

Join us on South Beaver Street. We'll have live entertainment outside Crystal Ball Brewing and food trucks. Check out our new arrivals at Lele B's and sale rack.

Creative York (10 N. Beaver St.)

Visit Creative York for June First Friday and join us for our Free Art Activity in the gallery! Visitors are invited to make vivid bubble prints using a variety of surprising materials. We will be blowing bubbles, stamping, and spreading paint onto bubble wrap to create colorful prints. While you are here, enjoy our two current exhibits: "The Art In Residence Companion Exhibit" in The Kerlin Gallery, and "Contrast: Divergent Encounters With Racism" an installation by Ophelia Chambliss and Matthew Apol in The Project Space. For more information All of this is free and open to the public!

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 N. Beaver St.)

We've got an exciting evening planned and lots of gift options for the graduates and Dads in your life..also free gift wrapping!

Artist Spotlight: Kelly Boatwright, Rae of Color.

Our featured artist for this month is Kelly Boatwright, an artist from the Midwest that has called York home for nearly a decade.

Kelly's unique style is inspired by her love of art, design, and color. She studied art at a small liberal arts college and continues to explore various styles and new ideas.

Bring the kids:

We will also have our gemstone mining station out front so the whole family can pan for gemstones and take their treasures home.

Be prepared to get messy, wet, and have an exciting experience!

Special Promotion:

We are excited to announce we're offering workshops in our second floor event/studio space! What better way to do that than invite one of you to come for free?! So... we're giving away 1 entry to a Watchmaker's Daughter Workshop to be used during Summer 2019 (June, July, August).

Foster's Flower Shop (27 N. Beaver St.)

First Friday June we will be kicking off summer fun.

Light fare and a refreshing cocktail sound good?

Fresh wrap-n-go bouquets, flower rings, and flower crowns.

5-9 p.m.

Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 N. George St.)

Free First Friday Family Film: Trolls

Sponsored by OSS Health.


After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Snacks and refreshments available.

Tutoni's (108 N. George St.)

We will host Cocktail Hour from 4-6 p.m., which features $6 cocktails and 3 for $15 tapas! Then, when everywhere else is closing and the First Friday festivities are ending, Supper Club is just beginning! This is a FREE after-hours dance party in our upstairs TT bar & dining room. DJ Cashmire will be spinning and there will be drink specials, like our $5 house punch, 9:30 p.m.-midnight!

The King George Club (108 N. George St.)

To start the evening, we will have Cocktail Hour from 5-6 p.m., which features cocktails as low as $2.50! KJO's Two-beat Dames will be performing from 8-11 p.m. Come down, sip on a delicious cocktail, and unwind in one of our very cozy seats.

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 N. George St.)

“JASPR” a classic rock band is back on First Friday playing from 7-11 p.m. This is a VETERANS FUNDRAISER. Doors open at 5 p.m. Kitchen is open from 5-9 p.m. Cover charge: Members $5 / Guests $10. See you at the Lodge!

Goodridge Freedom Center (123 E. Philadelphia St.)

Come visit us for an engaging tour and stand on "hallowed ground" as you view an actual hiding place on the the Underground Railroad. We are open during First Friday from 4-8 p.m.

art & framing warehouse (147 W. Philadelphia St.) Honor Dads & Grads. 50% off custom framing.


Collusion Tap Works (105 S. Howard St.)

PERRYDELL COLLUSION COLLAB - Join us on First Friday from 4-whenever for the Perrydell ice cream truck! This weekend is the debut of Perrydell and Collusion beer floats, and the release of a brand new Strawberries & Cream F R O Y O Double IPA. It's Dairy Month and we are taking full advantage of it.

As always for Fridays we are serving beers from noon-midnight and the kitchen is open noon-11 p.m. We will have our brand new spring and summer food menu available. See you then! :)

King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 E. King St.)

It's Friday Night, Fever & the Thrill are playing hot and live at the Courtyard. Fun food. New work on the walls. Wet your whistle. Have it all!

HIVE artspace (126 E. King St.)

The BUGS are back! Join us for the opening reception for The Great Big Bug Show at HIVE artspace. Get your imagination buzzing with our gallery full of insect-inspired art, meet some of the participating artists, enjoy refreshments, and you can even meet some really neat bugs in person with our expert insect handler!


Gallery at 227 (227 W. Market St.)

FALLING THROUGH A LENS is a collection of analog photographs made by Hanover-based street photographer Jason Konopinski.

Street photography captures the life and culture of public spaces -- when the image becomes complete in its composition, the shutter is released and the moment is captured forever. Jason makes his images on film and employs traditional darkroom techniques to make silver gelatin prints.

Opening reception for FALLING THROUGH A LENS will be held First Friday, June 7th in Gallery @227 from 5-9pm. Prints and exhibition catalogs will be available for purchase at the opening reception. Refreshments will be served, and you are welcome to park in our lot at 227 W Market Street.

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

First Fridays for Merchants

If you are a downtown business or non-profit and would like to participate in First Friday, click here for more information.

Representation on beaver street

If you are interested in setting up a booth on Beaver Street during First Fridays, you may apply here. Please email Market District merchants at MarketDistrictYork@gmail.com with any questions. 

2019 First Friday Dates

  • January 4, 2019

  • February 1, 2019

  • March 1, 2019

  • April 5, 2019

  • May 3, 2019

  • June 7, 2019

  • July 5, 2019

  • August 2, 2019

  • September 6, 2019

  • October 4, 2019

  • November 1, 2019

  • December 6, 2019