October 7 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until November 4, 2022
Fridays downtown are always fun, but the First Friday of the month is extra special. First Friday offers a glance at the best our downtown community has to offer; Local shops have ‘can’t miss’ happenings, live music can often be found, local artists are highlighted, and there’s always a variety of unique, fun experiences for the whole community to enjoy.
The First Friday happenings, promotions, specials, and details take place at various locations all around downtown and will each be listed as an event on the Downtown Events Calendar.
DBA Member Resources
1) The DBA will promote and market First Friday and the submitted events/promotions/activities with social media posts and email marketing. The real success of the event will be up to the commitment of participating businesses to be consistent and offer something out of the norm (events, promotions, or specials) on First Friday days.
2) We believe in the value of working with your other downtown neighbors to enhance the downtown experience. The DBA stands behind the concept of ‘abundance breeds abundance’ and “A Rising tide lift all boats.” Meaning when First Friday falls in conjunction with an ArtWalk, or any other event hosted downtown it will only enhance and increase the downtown activity as a whole. The concentrated efforts of First Friday shows a variety of happenings to draw more of the community to downtown.
You betcha! First Friday happens 12 months a year. and is not your typical traditional event format, as it’s not located in a specific footprint. First Friday happens at the participating locations and we, the DBA, will market and promote each location’s happenings while also adding additional community engaging opportunities to draw more people downtown for the day and night.
Billings ArtWalk is a member-driven event that falls on the first Friday of every other month (6 times a year). The community looks forward to the opportunity to mingle and explore local and regional artists at various locations downtown promoted by the ArtWalk organization. The Billings ArtWalk has been around for many years and has a wonderful momentum and does their own marketing for their event as well.