October First Friday


October’s First Friday in downtown York

York, Pa. - Join us in downtown York for October’s “Eat, Drink and Be Scary” First Friday, October 2, 5-9 p.m. Experience all that downtown York has to offer while enjoying specials, discounts and free entertainment courtesy of downtown York shops, restaurants and nightlife hotspots.


·         Watch out for men in heels! York YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicks off at 5:30pm

·         First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (inside Central Market) - Celebrate the flavors of fall with nutritious recipes by WellSpan's executive chef and dietitians. Tasty samples will be available. Don't miss the apple tasting display—fun for kids!

·         Free Hayrides sponsored by Browns Orchard! Pick-up and drop off at 31 North Pershing Avenue from 5:30-7PM

·         Beaver Street Exhibitors: Sendmeanote, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Shipley Energy, and Brewery Products will be kicking off their “Budmen for Boobies” campaign. Get some great swag! Proceeds benefit The PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

·         Trick or Treating in Royal Square: 6-7pm. Stick around for a costume parade/contest with children, adult, and pet categories starting at 7pm! Duke Street will be closed down, with live music from Ben & Joe.

·         Euphoria Tattoo Emporium (first time First Friday participant!): First Friday Fright Night featuring vintage horror movies, snacks and drinks.

·         Sweet Melissa’s Dream: Halloween face painting

·         Tavern Tasting at the Colonial Complex: live music from the Wild Hymns and beer tasting from Crystal Ball Brewing to benefit York County Heritage Trust

·         Alfano’s Downtown Barber Shop: Free face painting for kids and fall-inspired snacks

·         Didi and Smiling John’s: Face painting with Jenny Sue the Clown

·         Richard Reilly Attorney at Law: Paint a fun seasonal ceramic while enjoying apples and York City Pretzel Company pretzels

·         HIVE Artspace: "The Spooky Art Show"

·         OffCenter Grill at Yorktowne Hotel: $5 Halloween Cocktails, $3 New Belgium PumpKick Drafts, $10 Gruesome 3: A 3 course tasting of Halloween Themed Foods, Best Dressed Couple - Wins a Romance Package

Find Beer Samples from The Beer Ace all over downtown:

  1. Euphoria Tattoo

  2. Baron Von Schwein

  3. York City Pretzel

  4. Sunrise Soap Co.

  5. Elizabeth & West

  6. Ironic

  7. 56

  8. Redeux

  9. Alfano’s Barber Shop

  10. Foster’s Flowers

  11. HIVE Artspace

  12. The Parliament

  13. Bair’s Fried Chicken

First Fridays are presented by WellSpan Health and organized by Downtown Inc.

Please note: North Beaver Street between Market & Philadelphia Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4:30-9pm. Meter parking is not permitted after 4pm.

Additionally, Duke Street between King Street and Newton Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4:30-9pm. Meter parking is not permitted after 4pm.

October First Friday info can be found online at www.downtownyorkpa.com/events/2015/10/2/first-friday-eat-drink-be-scary