First Friday in August

Celebrate First Friday in August!
August 4th, 5-9pm

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and enjoy a wide range of local arts & galleries, shopping, award-winning restaurants & spirits, free live music in Chacos Park (featuring Valle Musico), community booths, face painting & balloon animals, and more!

Happenings around Town:

  • Dance Initiative, MANAUS, and Mezcla Socials Dance host Arte Y Comunidad: Una Conversación Sincera / Arts & Community: A Candid Conversation, 5:30pm. Learn more and get tickets at All are welcome!
  • Carbondale Clay Center: opening reception for Sense of Place, an exhibition of new work by Doug Casebeer, 6-8pm.
  • WE-cycle Carbondale Launch Party, 6-8pm at KDNK Community Radio.


PLEASE NOTE: the August First Friday Car Show is on pause this year due to limited capacity, but we hope to bring it back in 2024. Check back next year for info.