F1rst Friday

F1RST Friday.  Something fun for everyone.

On the first Friday of every month everyone is invited Downtown to enjoy the sights and sounds, businesses and green space, fun and food – and each other.  The excitement starts at 5:30 pm, usually centered on the Courthouse lawn at the Main Streets intersection.

January- Fashion with Compassion
January 6, 2018

F1RST Friday celebrates in the warm indoors, featuring a fashion show benefiting Fostering Bulloch.

February- Downtown Date Night
February 2, 2018

Date night downtown Statesboro. Walk downtown Statesboro an enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and entertainment.

March- Green Grits
March 2, 2018

Our March F1RST Friday event is a combination of a St. Patrick’s theme and sustainability. Attendants of the event get to indulge in green food and drinks provided by vendors and sponsors. There is also a dog costume contest. Dress up your pup with lots of green and you could win treats and prizes.

April- Fine Arts
April 6, 2018

Our Fine Arts F1RST Friday event is an elegant and entertaining evening in the heart of our downtown. Live performances from jazz bands and other local artists fill the air with the spectacular sounds that ensure a fabulous relaxing evening downtown. Food and business vendors fill up the Courthouse lawn so attendants can browse all that Statesboro has to offer in one fell swoop.

May- Fiesta de Mayo
May 4, 2018

Enjoy the latino flavor with sombreros, spicy food and live Spanish music and dancing. Savor tacos and typical Spanish arts and culture.

June- Staycation
June 1, 2018

In June our F1RST Friday focuses on Statesboro as a vacation destination. Vendors and businesses come out and celebrate all the great things about summer in Statesboro such as sunshine, time at the pool, time to spend with your friends and family, and local activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained.

July- Fun in the Sun
July 6, 2018

It’s hot in Statesboro in July! Our F1RST Friday provides community members with cooling refreshments to beat the heat. Free lemonade and watermelon are given out while Statesboro enjoys a lovely evening with their family and friends and enjoy live entertainment performances inside the Averitt Center for the Arts.

August- Pep Rally
August 3, 2018

In August our F1RST Friday brings together all of the spirited high schools in the Bulloch County area to have to have one huge pep rally to get the community and students excited for all the fun that the new school year brings. The football players, cheerleaders and bands share their energy and spirit for their school with the Statesboro community in this entertaining high enthusiasm event.

September- Taste of Downtown
September 7, 2018

What better way to spend your first Friday of fall by giving your taste buds something it will remember for a long time? The taste of downtown is a F1RST Friday event gives the attendants a chance to sample savory delights from the restaurants located in Downtown Statesboro. Break the chain and enjoy one of the most delectable F1RST Fridays Statesboro has!

October- Ag Night Out
October 5, 2018

An evening that celebrates agriculture and agribusiness in Bulloch County. We close off streets and enjoy tractors, food, and more as we gather to celebrate our largest industry in Bulloch County.

November- The Write Place
November 2, 2018

Our November F1RST Friday celebrates the literary arts.

December- Holiday Celebration
December 1, 2017

Our December F1RST Friday fills our downtown with Holiday Cheer as the streets are filled with holiday food and arts and crafts vendors while the sounds of seasonal music fill everyone’s ears. Audiences line the streets as the holiday parade with Santa Claus special guest travels through the streets of downtown. In addition to all the festivities, businesses participate in a Chili Town Cook-Off where attendants can taste different chilies and vote for their favorite.



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F1rst Friday dates subject to change because of inclement weather.