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. Sign up here
- Every year thousands of people come downtown to enjoy live music, shopping, dining, contests, and free activities. Each month we have themed events to make each event special. Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!
- Partner with us to make this the best year of F1rst Fridays yet. 2018 Sponsor Application
- Participate in F1rst Fridays as a vendor, artist, musician, education exhibit and volunteer. 2018 FF Online Application
- Download the form and submit to our office 2018 FF Application
- Georgia Miscellaneous Event Tax Form Special Events Georgia Tax Rules
January- Shop Downtown
January 4, 2019
F1RST Friday celebrates in the warm indoors, shop local in downtown shops and restaurants.
February- Downtown Date Night
February 1, 2019
Date night downtown Statesboro. Walk downtown Statesboro an enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and entertainment.
March- Paw Walk
March 2, 2018
Our March F1RST Friday is a dogie lovers event. Dress up your pup with lots of green (St. Patricks theme) and you could win treats and prizes in our dog contest. This year we will be at our new Downtown Dog Park on East Cherry St.
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 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- A Day for Statesboro
November 2, 2018
This year, Georgia Southern wants to turn the tables and show its love for the Statesboro-Bulloch County community with A Day for Statesboro. Join us in downtown Statesboro for First Friday with live music, food, fun Georgia Southern displays and a few surprises!
December- Holiday Celebration
December 7, 2018
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.
F1rst Friday dates subject to change because of inclement weather.