What are First Fridays?

They are a great family, fun and FREE event that take place on the Downtown Square! Bring your chairs, your blankets and find a spot on the grassy areas or sidewalks/benches to enjoy a great night of music. During First Fridays you can purchase beer/wine from our downtown restaurants/growlers and you can walk around the Square with your beer/wine in the cup and wristband provided when you purchase your beverage. Grab a bite to eat or get a bite to go at one of our incredible restaurants and do some shopping too. 


Friday, May 6, 8pm-10pm TBA

Friday, June 3, 8pm-10pm TBA

BEACH BASH FRIDAY, July 1- 6pm-10pm- Enjoy 60 tons of sand, live music, hula hoop contests and more!

First Friday, August 6, 8pm-10pm- Fly Betty Band

Thank goodness it's First Friday! First Friday on Gainesville’s Historic Downtown Square is a fun-filled way to kick-off your weekend.

Be sure to bring a blanket or chair and find a spot on the Square to enjoy the concert. First Friday features a showcase of muscial talent from 7pm-10pm.

No one wants to cook on Friday! Dine in one of our 10 Downtown Restaurants! Each restaurant provides a relaxed atmosphere. Sit outside and listen to music, see artists and enjoy Gainesville’s finest delicacies! On First Friday only, patrons can walk around with their beverage in the designated downtown area. Just ask for a wristband from the participating downtown restaurants.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy Gainesville’s finest after a long, hard week at work!