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Potato Day is the longest standing annual community event in Carbondale! Since 1909, local farming and ranching families have kept local traditions alive. There will be lots of ways to participate both virtually and in-person.Find out more »
5Point is more than just an annual film festival. It is a champion of creativity and authentic storytelling and a catalyst for positive change through empathy and understanding. We are a diverse community of people from all walks of life who seek to embody and promote our five guiding principles - Purpose, Respect, Commitment, Humility, and Balance. This is our True North, our inspiration, and our guiding light as we navigate our way through these uncertain times.Find out more »
The Carbondale Business Confluence will come together in a new interactive virtual format, indicative of the times, on Wednesday, October 21st from noon to 2 p.m. “The focus will be to inspire, give hope, and share strengths, struggles, and shifts as we explore ‘Carbondale through Change – an Evolution of Community,’” notes Carbondale Chamber Executive Director Andrea Stewart.Find out more »
Join Carbondale Arts, Valley Settlement Project, and Thunder River Theatre (TRTC) for a Dia de Los Muertos celebration. A community ofrenda, or altar, will be created on Monday, November 2nd, honoring those we have lost this year. Community members are invited to add their own memorials throughout the week. The ofrenda will be located on the porch of The Launchpad, 76 S. 4th Street. A virtual First Friday on November 6th will feature traditions of Dia, like how to a…Find out more »
When: Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26
What: 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Fun Run
Start Times: Every 10 min beginning at 9am with the last start time at 10:30
– 10 slots available per start time
LIGHT UP CARBONDALE, First Friday, December 4th
Wave to Santa while he goes dashing around town, 5 to 7 p.m.
Look for his magical sleigh & letter box.
Saturday, Dec. 19 | 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday, Dec. 20 | 11 am - 4 pm
Load up on pies, cookies, jams, holiday bread, winter veggies, mushrooms, and more! This is an indoor event, space is limited to eight masked shoppers at one time. We are taking all possible public safety precautions to offer this festivity to the community and to support our local artisans and makers. Learn more here.Find out more »
Safely Celebrate First Friday, January 1 with virtual events, including Thunder River Theatre’s streaming of A Christmas Carol, as well as the live stream music from Steve’s Guitars! Also, join us for COVID-conscious recreation opportunities including ice skating at the Gus Darien & 4th Street Plaza Ice Rinks (social distancing rules and regulations apply)!Find out more »
3RD ANNUAL FULL MOON WINTER TRI
Saturday, January 30th
Gus Darien Rodeo Grounds
This event is for all levels and based around having fun! So there is no reason to avoid trying the tri. If you are nervous or want to skip an event no worries, we have you covered, or create a team.
The event will look a little different this year to comply due to COVID. We have shortened the course and the whole event will take place on the rodeo grounds. We have also added additional race options to encourage people to come out and try an event and see what all the fun is about. Each event is limited to 10 people, but don’t be discouraged, if something you want to do is full please contact us and we will see if we can add you to a different time slot.Find out more »
42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show
First Friday Carbondale has partnered with Carbondale Arts to promote the 42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show, now open! Starting First Friday, February 5, and throughout the month, swing by The Launchpad to pick up a FREE coloring packet, and check out the show too. Plus, follow the below steps to enter to win a prize!
- Color the artwork of your choice from the coloring packet
- Tear-off and complete the contact info slip
- Take the slip to FirstBank Carbondale Branch by Friday, February 26th to be entered to win one of 25 prizes, including gift certificates to local businesses!
One entry per person.
Winners will be drawn First Friday, March 5.Find out more »