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 2020 Sponsors!


FebruaryDowntown Date Night
February 7, 2020

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

MarchPaw Walk
March 6, 2020

Our March F1RST FRIDAY is a doggy lovers event. Dress up your pup in their best runway look 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.

Cancelled: AprilFine Arts
April 3, 2020

Our April F1RST FRIDAY enjoy live music and art on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

Cancelled: MayFiesta de Mayo
May 1, 2020

Enjoy the Latino flavor with sombreros, spicy food and live Spanish music and dancing. Savor tacos and typical Spanish arts and culture. Located on the Courthouse lawn.

Cancelled: JuneStaycation
June 5, 2020

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.

July4th of July Find the Flag Contest- On Social Media
June 24-July 6, 2020

Scavenger hunt downtown! Have fun finding the USA mini flag in downtown shops and restaurants. Take a selfie and email your findings to mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com for a chance to win a prize. Drawing will take place July 6th.

Cancelled: August—Downtown Pep Rally
August 7, 2020

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.

Cancelled: SeptemberTaste of Downtown
September 4, 2020

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!

Cancelled:OctoberAg Night Out
October 2, 2020

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.

Cancelled NovemberA Day for Statesboro
November 6, 2020

Join us in downtown Statesboro for F1RST FRIDAY with live music, food, shopping and fun downtown.

DecemberHoliday Celebration
December 4, 2020

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.