first friday for merchants
Downtown Inc assists merchants in organizing and promoting First Friday. Merchants should note the themes and information deadlines below, and plan accordingly.
If you are hiring entertainment and anticipate having amplified sound, please be sure to request a special event permit from the City of York at least 30 days in advance.
First Friday Flags
Businesses who regularly participate in First Friday are also eligible to receive a First Friday flag at no cost courtesy of Downtown Inc. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a flag.
Promotional information is due the second Friday of the month prior to your First Friday promotion to email@example.com or via this form. Promotions received by the deadline will be included in Downtown Inc's First Friday marketing materials including our monthly printed flyer, news release and social media outreach.
Grant Application Program
First Friday Grant Applications are due on a quarterly basis.
- December 9 – First Quarter (January, February, March)
- March 10 – Second Quarter (April, May, June)
- June 9 – Third Quarter (July, August, Sept)
- September 8 – Fourth Quarter (October, November, December)
2017 FIRST FRIDAY THEMES and due dates
Due dates are as follows:
(Jan 6 – Flashback Friday) – Due December 9
(Feb 3 – Luv-in’ the City) – Due January 13
(Mar 3 – March Downtown) – Due February 10
(Apr 7 – Tap into Spring) – Due March 10
(May 5 – Cinco de Mayo) – Due April 14
(June 2 – Dads & Dudes) – Due May 12
(July 7 – Made In America) – Due June 9
(Aug 4 – Endless Summer) – Due July 14
(Sept 1 – Fashion Friday) – Due August 11
(Oct 6 – Art-Ober) – Due September 8
(Nov 3 – Holiday Open House) – Due October 13
(Dec 1 – Light Up Night) – Due November 10