Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops street sign First Fridays Downtown and businesses while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more.
This monthly event is led by the Arts Council of the Valley in partnership with more than thirty downtown businesses and countless regional creators in the visual, performing, and literary arts. First Fridays runs from 5pm until 8pm.
Since 2009, the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, the Arts Council's visual arts space, has presented over 50 month-long art exhibitions by some of the area's leading artists. Our exhibition openings take place on the First Friday of the month.