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March 2020

First Friday – Carbondale Creative District

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, March 1 from 5pm to 9pm for First Friday in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District!  March’s First Friday theme will revolve around the Carbondale Creative District.  Enjoy a wide range of local arts, galleries, and shopping, savor our award-winning restaurants, and raise your spirits with music and live entertainment. First Fridays in Carbondale celebrates the authentic pleasures in life, in our unique mountain community. Be our guest!

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April 2020

First Friday – “Spring Into Wellness”

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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A First Friday event showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses that support the health and well-being of our community. Celebrating Carbondale’s Health Eating Active Living (H E A L) Initiative Promoting Carbondale’s Role in the Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition

What: First Friday, April 3rd, 2020

When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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May 2020

First Friday: Family Block Party

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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"Spring Into Fun" at THE FAMILY BLOCK PARTY from 4-8 PM at 4th Street Plaza.

We'll have a variety of Carbondale organizations on site with great summer information and activities for kids and families! We'll of course have our KidZone with activities and a bounce house, courtesy of the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center, The Rosybelle bus by Carbondale Arts, arts & crafts by HANDMAKERY, and much, much more! Live music, a silent auction, craft cocktails from Roaring Fork Beer Co. & Marble Distilling Co., great local eats from Slow Groovin' BBQ, Elevated Elixirs, and more! And of course meet some of Colorado Animal Rescue's sweetest adoptables! There is something for everyone at THE FAMILY BLOCK PARTY during Carbondale's First Friday on May 3rd! 

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June 2020

First Friday: Art aRound Town

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Join us on the First Friday of every month! Enjoy a wide range of local arts, galleries, and shopping, savor our award-winning restaurants, and raise your spirits with music and live entertainment. First Fridays in Carbondale celebrates the authentic pleasures in life, in our unique mountain community. Be our guest! 

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July 2020

First Friday “Community Celebration”

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States

5:00-9:30 PM | 4th Street Plaza:

  • First Friday: Community Celebration 

5:00-9:30 PM | 4th Street Plaza:

  • 19th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest!
  • Featuring: The Miner Keys, The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band, Callin Old Souls, M Kelly Band, The Wolf Tones - (Wes Engstrom)

5:30-8:30 PM | 3rd St. & Main:

  • First Friday Artisan & Produce Market.
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August 2020

First Friday Fourth Annual “Rally Palooza” Car Show

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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This year, we’ve expanded our hot rod entrants to include classic cars, motorcycles, electric cars & bikes, and more!  Vehicles will be on display in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District on Main Street from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, with clean up promptly before 9 pm; Main Street must be fully accessible by 9 pm. 

Healing Hoof-It, a walk celebrating the helping horses who help humans heal, begins at the Gus Darien Riding Arena Rodeo Grounds at 5pm, followed by a parade down main Street, and celebration at 5:45 in the 4th Street Plaza.

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September 2020

First Friday “Creative District Art Walk”

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Stroll Main Street, in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District, and check out the many gallery openings, family-friendly fun with balloons & face painting, And don't forget the Running of the Balls!

Running of the Balls Details:

Imagine up to 100 big, multi-colored rubber balls being shuffled by youth soccer players down Main Street in downtown Carbondale during First Friday on September 6th!

Get ready for the second Running of the Balls, brought to you by Ace Hardware of Carbondale and benefiting Carbondale Rotary! Purchase adoption tickets for only $10 apiece for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000! Look for tickets for sale from our Rotarians and Mt. Sopris Rotary Club outside City Market Carbondale and Ace Hardware in Carbondale at select times, and through our youth non-profit partners, the Roaring Fork Soccer Club, Ascendigo and YouthZone!

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October 2020

“Fall First Friday & Homecoming”

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States

Celebrate First Friday on October 2, 5-9pm
Stroll Main Street, in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District, and check out the many gallery openings, live music, and much more!

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November 2020

First Friday “Dia De los Muertos”

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Carbondale Arts brings the community together on First Friday, November 1st for the annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Festivities start at 5pm at the Third Street Center (TSC) for altar viewing, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate, and traditional treats. An Afro-Latin Dance Performance and Que Viva will be held before the procession begins at 6:30pm. Bring your flashlights, candles, or glow sticks for the procession as it will be dark! Two viewings of…

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December 2020

First Friday “Light Up Carbondale”

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Light Up Carbondale 2017

Youngsters can visit with Santa and give him their wish lists in the warmth of The Launchpad. Santa will be at the Launchpad from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. The Launchpad will also feature classic holiday movies and enjoy holiday shopping at the Deck the Walls holiday market in the R2 Gallery.

Santa will take his sleigh to perform his magic and light up the trees and holiday lights on Main Street. Santa’s first stop will be at the large tree on Main Street & Weant Boulevard near the Forest Service building around 5:15 pm. The Roaring Fork High School Chamber Choir will get everyone in the spirit with some acapella carols. “Oh Christmas Tree” will start the festivities and when the holiday spirit reaches its crescendo, Santa will start the countdown and magically illuminate all the lights on the trees on Main Street.

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