Downtown York PA First Friday

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 December


York County History Center's Agricultural & Industrial Museum (217 W. Princess St.)
EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday Latino December, a monthly celebration of the strong Latino community in Downtown York, and beyond. This FREE celebration is hosted at a new location each month. Join us for live music, drinks, food and much more!

Esaan Thai Restaurant of York, PA (30 N. Beaver St.)
Squash Soup is back at Esaan for First Friday! Thai Tapas (small plates) and specialty drinks all night. Check our social media for any new dishes and drinks on First Friday. Vegan, gluten-free options and BYOB.

Appell Center for the Performing Arts for the Performing Arts (50 N. George St.)
Sponsored by OSS Health, enjoy FREE admission to the First Friday Family Film, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Screenings at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre.

The Handsome Cab (106 N. George St.)
Enjoy $6 martinis 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar

The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar (120 N. George St.)
First Friday Happy Hour at the Bar, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appetizer, cocktail, wine and beer specials at the bar. Check out The Left Bank's Facebook page for menu announcements that day.

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 N. George St.)
For the first time GOLD DUST BAND will be at the Elks. A six-member top variety band playing Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Pink, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Beatles, Blondie, Eagles and many more! Music from 7-11 p.m. Food available from 5-9 p.m. $10 cover. $5 for Elks showing their membership card. See you at the Lodge!


OMG Studios (57 E. King St.) 
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? OMG has an assortment of hand-made items with a distinctive flair. From handwoven scarves to custom ornaments, we have the right stuff! Cookies and cheer as well!

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, please email Market District merchants at

2018 First Friday Dates

  • January 5, 2018

  • February 2, 2018

  • March 2, 2018

  • April 6, 2018

  • May 4, 2018

  • June 1, 2018

  • July 6, 2018

  • August 3, 2018

  • September 7, 2018

  • October 5, 2018

  • November 2, 2018

  • December 7, 2018