First Friday

Each month, a family-friendly community celebration with a wide range of local arts, galleries, shopping, award-winning restaurants and spirits, live music and entertainment takes place in the heart of the Carbondale Creative District and historic downtown core.

Main Street businesses open their doors with extended hours and special offerings; local businesses and organizations host booths, games or activities. Locals and visitors alike generate community spirit on streets closed to traffic to create an expanded promenade feel.

For First Friday-related information, including upcoming events and involvement opportunities, please visit https://www.carbondalearts.com/first-friday.

Carbondale Creative District Takes on First Friday

“The Carbondale Chamber’s First Friday Committee is proud of 10+ successful years of growth for First Friday, but now is a perfect time for us to pass the baton as we expand new member-driven Chamber programming to support our small business community and broader economic development in Carbondale. The Chamber will continue to be a proud partner with the Carbondale Creative District on various First Friday initiatives.” – Andrea Stewart, President + CEO, Carbondale Chamber & Tourism

“Carbondale Arts is excited to once again be the steward of this community institution through the Carbondale Creative District program.” – Jamie Abbott, Executive Director, Carbondale Arts. Both organizations spent 2023 in close discussion to create a smooth transition plan and to evaluate ways they can support, strengthen, and/or expand the program as it currently exists. “Carbondale Arts is excited about partnering with the community and Main Street businesses to continue advancing the role of the creative sector in the economic vitality of our historic downtown.” – Michael Stout, Community Engagement Director, Carbondale Arts.

Take it all in.

Explore arts & culture

Cruise on a scenic drive

Where to chill out

Events & Activities

Mar 1
>First Friday “Creative District Focus”
First Friday “Creative District Focus”

Come celebrate First Friday in March!

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take ...

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Mar 7
>Green is the New Black Fashion Show
Green is the New Black Fashion Show

March 7-9 (Thurs-Sat)

Green Is the New Black is an alluring, dynamic show featuring both local and regional designe...

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Mar 30
>“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt
“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt

7th Annual Where My Peeps At? Scavenger hunt.
Race: Where My Peeps At?
Teams: 2-6 people (Kids welcome but clu...

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Apr 5
>First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K
First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take in a wide range of local arts and galleries, ...

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Apr 24
>5 Point Film Festival
5 Point Film Festival

April 24-28 (Wed-Sun)

Every year, we come together as an outdoor-loving family to get inspired and motivated. Intim...

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May 3
>Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club
Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club

Imagine 1,000 ping pong balls being dropped from a Fire Ladder truck onto targets at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale! I...

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