First Fridays Downtown is back for the 2013 season! The season kicks off tonight, Friday, March 1 from 5-8 pm at 33 downtown locations!
This year, First Fridays will be year-round, so stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops and businesses (5-8pm or later) while viewing art exhibits, live music, special promotions, food and drink, and much more!
Like the First Fridays Downtown: Harrisonburg page on Facebook to see what exhibits and events are happening throughout the year!
2013 Participating Locations: (Special March exhibits/promotions details in blue)
Hardesty-Higgins House Visitors Center | 212 S. Main Street • Open for First Fridays Downtown, the Visitor Center will be offering free travel information and maps, become a museum detective in the Valley Turnpike Museum, view interpretive film in the Civil War Orientation center, stop by New Leaf Pastry Kitchen for a sweet or savory treat, and shop in Rocktown Gift Shoppe after 5pm for discounts on select merchandise. Restrooms and parking onsite.
A.E. Conner Fine Art Studio | 66 E. Market St
Artful Dodger | 47 Court Square
Artisans Downtown Gallery & Gifts | 320 S Main St
Arts Council of the Valley’s Darrin-McHone Gallery | 311 S. Main St • Jade Webber, Paintings- Bear House
Asbury United Methodist Church | 205 S Main St
August Enterprise/TJ’s Dermagraphics | 91 N Main St
Beyond | 50 W Water St
Blue Nile | 181 N Main St • Downstairs- Ashton Hill, Paintings
Upstairs– Alex Brannin, Stained Glass and Walter Plecker, Photography- Norfolk and Western
Capital Ale House | 41-A Court Square
Clementine | 153 S Main St • S.E. Yunker, Paintings – Massanutten- Views of Blue
Court Square Theater | 41-F Court Square • Nickels & Wiener present their unique brand of improv comedy at 8pm –
Downtown Wine and Gourmet | 41-C Court Square
Dragonflies Toys | 49-E. W Water St
Duo: New & Used Clothing | 108 S Main St
Earth & Tea Cafe | 120 S Main St
Explore More Discovery Museum | 150 S Main St
Granny Longlegs | 16 S Main St • 25% off during First Friday!
Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market | 228 S Liberty St
The Lady Jane Shop | 128 W Market St, Ste 101 • Kaitlyn of Valley Rose, locally knitted & crocheted accessories
Larkin Arts Studio | 61 Court Square • Masters of Fine Arts students – JMU
Laughing Dog Tee-Shirts & Gifts | 82 S Main St
Linda S. Hoover, CFP, Ameriprise Financial | 165 S Main St, Ste E
Midtowne Market | 20 W Water St
New Leaf Pastry Kitchen | 212 S Main St • Shawn will be making “ruffles” out of choclate
OASIS Fine Art & Craft | 103 S Main St
Over the Moon | 64 S Mason St
RubyRed Shoe Boutique | 128 W Market St, Ste 102 • Student artist
Shenandoah Bicycle Co. and PULP Smoothie Bar | 135 S Main St • Organic Acai Bowls and smoothies
Spitzer Art Center | 486 West Market St • Charlotte Shristi, Mixed Media – Dust to Dust
Ten Thousand Villages | 181 S Main St
Virginia Quilt Museum | 301 S Main St
Whitesel Music | 102 S Main St
The Yellow Button | 192 S Main St
Special Attractions: Horse-Drawn Rides with Classic Carriage. Anytime between 5-8 p.m., join Sonny and Cher, two beautiful Belgian Draft Horses, on a 20-minute tour around downtown Harrisonburg. Rides depart from the Massanutten Regional Library, 174 S. Main St