First Friday

Come celebrate First Friday in Carbondale. Join us every month in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District, and enjoy a wide range of local arts, galleries, shopping, award-winning restaurants and spirits, and live music and entertainment. We are proud to announce our partnership with FirstBank, the sole financial services entity associated with First Friday.



Photo Credits: Michelle Smith | Laurel Smith | Renee Ramge Photography | Lewis Cooper Photography 

Upcoming First Friday Events:


  • Celebrate First Friday in June | Live Stream Event

    June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    If we can’t all be together in downtown Carbondale, then let’s connect virtually for a fun-filled evening with local businesses and creatives!  Join the Carbondale Chamber, FirstBank, Carbondale Arts, and Thunder River Theatre Company for June First Friday.  This month's ThunderStream will feature Carbondale Clay Center Resident Artist Jennifer Arnold showing us hand-building techniques along with her latest pieces, and Andrew Roberts-Gray and Reina Katzenberger, live from S.A.W.  A tour of the exhibition by Roberts-Gray and Andy Taylor at FirstBank rounds off this segment.  We’ll also get a peek into the studios of several sculptors whose art is displayed as part of the Town’s Public Art Program. 

  • First Friday “Community Celebration”

    July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    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.

  • First Friday Fourth Annual “Rally Palooza” Car Show

    August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    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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