First Fridays

First Friday is a monthly event held on the first Friday of each month. It is a fantastic opportunity to come out and enjoy a variety of arts & culture related activities and demonstrations. First Friday is a free event open to the public.

Each month we get many requests from groups and individuals wishing to participate in First Friday. We welcome artists, musicians and community groups to participate and ask that you please call Greta Watkins, First Friday Coordinator, at least one week prior to First Friday to reserve a spot. Coordinating with Greta allows us to promote you! Though we know there are many great food and craft vendors around, we currently DO NOT issue vendor permits or permit vending on the streets during First Friday. If you would like to sell wares at a First Friday event, please coordinate with an individual business to “host” you on their premises.

If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please call our First Friday coordinator, 979-822-0496
A complete list of events for any specific First Friday will be found on the events calender a week or so ahead of the First Friday.

April First Friday

by admin on April 1, 2014

first friday facebook logoCome downtown to eat, shop & play! Here’s what’s happening during April First Friday.

There is plenty of parking at the Roy Kelly Parking Garage (entrance on E. 27th Street, cost $1 per hour).

Alpha Reclaim
International Student Services/Zumbathon

Atlas Credit Loans
MSC Fish/Kyle Field Day

Baby Love
Popcorn and Pickles! Customers can register for a $25.00 gift certificate. Winner will be drawn Friday at closing. Need not be present to win!

Burr’s Unfinished Furniture
Warren Waren

The School of Public Health at Texas A&M
Long Way Home
Brazos Pets Alive

Casa Rod
Mariachi band inside
Mexican American Seniors

Catalena Hatters
The Lonestars

Chocolate Gallery
Project Unity Artwork
Multicultural Performance

Daniel Stark
Bryan Animal Center
Joey McGee
Chef Tai Food Truck
Sugba Food Truck

Emilys JimS
Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Owl & the Pussycat Tea Emporium
Performers Cassie and Katie

The Frame Gallery
Contradiction outside
Jazz at 6:30
Aggie Fiddlers at 8:30
Free Art Activity for all

Grand Stafford Theater
Free concert featuring Milkdrive

Heritage Manswear
Women’s Chorus

The Lasalle Hotel Courtyard
Hidden Oasis Carriage Rides 6PM – 10PM $25

The Lemon Wedge
Singer/Song Wrighter Paul Renna
Weather permitting Beignets on the corner

Mr. G’s
Order of Aggie Illusionists

Must Be Heaven
Lone Star Dutch Oven Society

O’Connor and Associates
Camp Kesem

Palace Theater
Aggieland Orchestra at 6:30
BHS OAP  ”The Crucible” at 8:30

Papa Perez
The Pursuit Ministries
Charity the Clown

Purple Turtle
Kids’ First Friday Painting Party

Queen Theatre
Proclamation from Mayor Jason Bienski and cupcakes from Patranella’s Bakery & Cafe at 6 pm

Sale Park
Despicable Me 2 at 8
Eye Interrogation: High Brow/Low Brow by Becky Phillips at 9:45
JJs Snow Cones Food Truck
Wafology Food Truck

Square One
See new art, taste some of Pankey’s Home Made Wine, and enjoy music and snacks

St. Andrew’s
Art exhibits for show and sale 5-8
Tours of stained glass windows at 6 and 7

St. Andrew’s Parking Lot
Farmer’s Market
Rudder Jazz Band

St. Vincent De Paul
Texas Avenue Baptist Church

Stage Center entrance on Bryan
Roseville Fair

Varisco Building
Salsa Fusion

The Village Alley
Yoga Pod

Whitty’s Corner

February First Friday Events 2.7.2014

by admin on February 6, 2014

first friday facebook logoThere is plenty to do INSIDE tomorrow at First Friday! Come downtown to eat, shop & play. Here are a few things  that are happening tonight. Don’t forget there is plenty of  parking at the Roy Kelly Parking Garage (entrance on E. 27th Street, cost $1 per hour) The movie in Sale Park has been canceled due to weather.

Brazos Pets Alive

Carnegie Library


Chocolate Gallery

Will be debuting their chocolate covered strawberries


The Grand Stafford

Free concert featuring Hazy Ray and Larnx


Haute Couture Boutique

Additional 20% off clearance


Hemline Boutique

Hosting KEOS radio station


Hidden Oasis Carriage Rides

Starting at the LaSalle Hotel (weather permitting)


Emily’s JimS

TAMU Women’s Choir is coming to advertise their Valentine singing telegrams


Frame Gallery

Live jazz, new art and free art activity for kids of all ages


Jim.n.i. Boutique

Great sale for the month of February


The Lemon Wedge

Hosting musician Paul Renna


Long Way Home Animal Sanctuary

Carnegie Library


Mickey’s Sliders Food Truck

outside Daniel Stark


North Hair Design

Clearance sale on clothing


The Palace

Rudder Jazz Band (weather permitting)


SEAD Gallery

Artist Jennifer Christy will be in the gallery


Sugba Food Truck

Outside Daniel Stark


Texas Rose Boutique

50% off select items


The Village Cafe

Hosting musician Thomas Fedorchik

Enjoy Downtown Bryan on Friday, January 3, 2014 AND First Friday Part II on Friday, January 10, 2014!

First Friday Artist Harvest!

by admin on October 4, 2013

Join us tonight for First Friday Artist Harvest!

We will be showing the movie Babe at 7:30 PM in Sale Park

DBA_Movie and FF Posters (OCT)


by admin on October 2, 2013

DBA First Friday Poster-October

September First Friday Movie in the Park

by admin on September 6, 2013

For September First Friday come enjoy A Bug’s Life at 8:00 PM in Sale Park!

Movie Poster for website

July First Friday Movie In the Park

by admin on June 17, 2013

For July First Friday come enjoy Field of Dreams at 8:30 in Sale Park!


June First Friday Movie in the Park

by admin on June 3, 2013

For June First Friday come enjoy Madagascar 3 at Sale Park!


May First Friday!

by admin on May 2, 2013

May First Friday has so much going on!

Check the calendar listing for all the details….


Wreck it Ralph starts at 8:15 at Sale Park!


Viz-A-GoGo is at the Palace & the Queen Theater!


& Artfill is officially opening!

April First Friday!

by admin on April 3, 2013


Live Performances of All Genres at the Grand Stafford Theater

April 3, 2013

The Grand Stafford Theater aims to provide quality performing artists of all musical and artistic styles for the B/CS community! The Stafford Theater is starting off the  first week of April with self-described “Indie rock & roll Americana” band Johnny’s Body, performing this Thursday, April 4th. BoHo Journals considers Johnny’s Body to be “indie outlaws [that] have been […]

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Downtown Bryan Honors Bryan Firefighters

February 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2013 DOWNTOWN BRYAN HONORS BRYAN FIREFIGHTERS The Downtown Bryan Association (DBA) is hosting a memorial for the Bryan firefighters killed and injured in the February 15, 2013 fire.  The memorial will be held during “First Friday”on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the 500 Block of North Main […]

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So much happening in Downtown!

January 11, 2013
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January First Friday, Part 2!

January 4, 2013

We’re having another January First Friday and calling it Part 2! Just in case you missed out on First Friday, January 4, here’s a second chance for you to be part of January’s First Friday. Want to see who is open and what’s happening? Check out the complete listing on the events calender. See you […]

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First Friday – Movie in the Park

December 7, 2012

Come out and enjoy the show! Help us sing Happy Birthday to Tenny & Claire  in celebration of their birthdays!

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Art Step & First Friday – November 2nd

October 31, 2012

If you do not get the chance to attend every First Friday, mark your calendar, because you do not want to miss this one! Along with this November’s First Friday is Art Step, a quarterly event that offers art demonstrations, live music, and fun activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Similar to an art walk, numerous galleries […]

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It’s time for First Friday!

September 6, 2012

Downtown is gearing up for a big First Friday this month! There are so many activities, you may have to plan out your evening to cover it all! Much anticipated Grand Stafford Theater opens this week, Kyle House Gallery is on the map for the first time, “How to Train Your Dragon” movie at the […]

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August Movies with Madden’s

August 2, 2012

We’ll see you in Sale Park (28th & Main) this Friday! HUGE thanks to K-AGS TV, our sponsor this month. And help us welcome CHEF TAI’S MOBILE BISTRO 2, by enjoying some delicious food! He has taken over Madden’s food truck and will be hanging out with us in Downtown Bryan every First Friday!

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First Friday featured on KBTX’s Brazos Valley Bucket List

July 31, 2012

On Monday, July 30, KBTX aired their final segment of their Brazos Valley Bucket List series – and they featured Downtown Bryan’s First Friday! Check out the video above, and come enjoy the scene yourself this Friday, on August 3rd, for August’s First Friday!

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July First Friday!

July 2, 2012

Hope you’ll head downtown Friday night! Here’s a link to the list of activities.

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July Movies with Madden’s

July 2, 2012

We’ll see you in Sale Park (29th & Main) this Friday!

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June Movies with Madden’s

May 30, 2012

It’s this Friday!

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May First Friday 2012

April 3, 2012

Yes, it’s time for First Friday! It is a wonderful time of year to stroll downtown, do some shopping, visit with friends, watch artists at work, ride the carriage, dine, bring a chair and watch the movie… Want the details now? Find them here! Don’t forget- parking is always available in the brand new parking […]

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March Art Step!

February 28, 2012

Art Step is an art walk that coincides with First Fridays in March, June and November! Follow the footprints around downtown to find live music and dance, arts organizations and art demonstrations and exhibits- as well as shopping and dining and carriages rides and free movie (starts at 7pm)! More info found here. Hope to […]

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February First Friday

February 2, 2012

Lots of great things to see and do downtown and…. art & music, food & friends, of course! Here are some of the highlights- live music several places both inside and out including the Marian Anderson String Quartet at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, – Square One Gallery’s Jill Pankey demonstrates painting, Favela Foto fundraiser at […]

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Rock the Republic!

November 10, 2011

In 2009 five organizers came together to create a unique music and spoken word experience called Rock The Republic (RTR). RTR’09 was a three night event featuring over 100 acts of rock, hip-hop, folk, blues, indie music and HBO Def poets, with an attendance of just over 3,500. In year two RTR returned to Downtown […]

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