What is Las Vegas’ First Friday?

What is Las Vegas’ First Friday?


A few months ago, the First Friday Las Vegas Organization posted the following message:

First Friday is back!

We are now officially back at full capacity! Our next event is August 6th at 1025 S 1st St. Please visit ffflv.org/events to check for future updates and information about coming events. We are ecstatic to host local culture and community once again. We are taking all proper health and safety protocols at this time.

For easy parking, please visit the following link for $10 parking via the City of Las Vegas at 500 S Main St with a free shuttle running to the event, park in our paid lot right next to the event, or use alternative parking in the surrounding area:


With love,

Your First Friday Family

But, what is “First Friday?”

First Friday is a monthly event that showcases local artists, musicians, makers and more. It occurs every “First Friday” of the month and provides a platform where everyone can celebrate our Las Vegas local culture and creativity in all its forms. If you haven’t been to one as either a Las Vegan or a Visitor, it’s a MUST see. Imagine lots full of food trucks, local artists all over the downtown area, and stands selling everything from jewelry to erotic incense holders! 

While they are best known for our monthly arts & culture festival held in the Las Vegas Arts District, the First Friday Foundation extends its community outreach efforts well beyond the first Friday of each month. The First Friday Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local arts, culture, and education. For over seventeen years, the Foundation has put significant effort into providing artistic opportunities for thousands of students in the Clark County School District through creative empowerment assemblies, contests, and income-based opportunities. 

If you’re a local, you’ve probably heard someone mention “First Friday” already. If not, broaden your scope! First Friday deals extend from thrift stores to the local library. Even bars and coffee shops do First Friday deals and giveaways!

If you’re not local, you should absolutely check it out, as well! A few things to note: 

  • Parking is INSANE anywhere near Downtown Vegas that night. Get there early! (we mean like 5PM) or take a ride share. 
  • Don’t eat before you go! There are tons of food vendors 
  • Drinks are not too exciting- mostly beer, soda and water
  • But, the local bars are all open with music blasting so you can start there if you’d like 
  • Downtown Las Vegas does have some spots that can be a little challenging to walk at night (crime, etc.) – Travel in groups 
  • Lastly, have fun!

For more information, please visit https://www.ffflv.org

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