First Friday is a FREE community festival that takes place the first Friday of every month starting at 5pm in downtown Las Vegas and the Arts District , located at 1025 S 1st St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The First Friday Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local arts and culture.
July’s First Friday festival theme is “Sparkle”, July 1st, from 5pm-11pm.
Proceeds will benefit the First Friday Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Tickets for the Festival will be $40-50.
The Art Walk pod will be open to all ages and features local artists and vendors of the traditional festival at Hoover and 3rd. St. The Food/Beer Garden pod will be 21+ and will be located in the Art Square Lot.
Every first Friday of the month, the streets are closed to traffic for these epic block parties and locals and visitors alike can check out local art, restaurants, music and all sorts of entertainment. Each month you can enjoy local art & products, food trucks & tents, street performers, live music on two stages, the First Friday photo booth, and more! It sets the stage for the local art galleries and is vital to Las Vegas’ downtown revival.
Check out the shops and galleries on Charleston, like the Arts Factory, and the galleries on Main Street. Every year there is more new and exciting places to visit in the Arts District.
First Friday events are open to all ages, so bring the whole family. You can also reserve your parking space ahead of time at ParkWhiz. Park at the city of Las Vegas parking garage, 500 S. Main St., and take the shuttle to and from First Friday. The shuttle runs from 3 p.m. to midnight.
If you haven’t been downtown for this awesome event, you need to go. You can always expect a diverse crowd, cool local art and plenty of entertainment for everyone.
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