First Fridays Event Series

First Fridays Event Series

First Fridays Event Series

A monthly celebration of our community's movers and shakers, creatives and performers, and local businesses.

Free and open to the public, First Fridays is a new and recurring event for 2022 that aims to celebrate the individuals who make up our vibrant community. Convening on the first Friday of the month throughout spring and summer, this event highlights our town’s unique offerings and encourages visitors to seek out new, authentic experiences and enjoy Downtown Alamosa from 5 pm -8 pm. This event routinely gathers in the heart of Alamosa, First Fridays Headquarters is located at 627 Main Street. 

To all the makers, creators, restaurateurs, musicians, small businesses, and all other creatives in between... this one is for you!

Interested in getting involved as a local vendor? Click here.  

What to Expect: Upcoming First Friday Events

Good times, good people, and one incredible community. Each event throughout the season will offer a different theme complemented by live music, local eats, and vendors in the Market on Main. Check back in throughout the summer to see what’s next on the roster.

First Fridays December 2: Shine Bright & Shop Small

First Fridays December 2: Shine Bright & Shop Small

Date: December 2, 2022

"Shine Bright & Shop Small"

Back by popular demand, First Fridays will return in December for our Shine Bright & Shop Small celebration! See the beautiful Christmas lights in downtown Alamosa, and visit all of our amazing downtown merchants to pick up gifts for your loved ones from our local retailers! 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is First Friday?

When is First Friday?

First Friday happens on the first Friday of each month, March through November 2022. The event starts at  5pm and goes until 8pm. 

Where do I park?

Where do I park?

In addition to free parking along Main Street, there are 7 free public parking lots located within the downtown area.

How much does it cost to get in?

How much does it cost to get in?

First Fridays are completely free to attend. Each First Fridays event will feature free entertainment, and games courtesy of Visit Alamosa. First Fridays also features Art, Shopping, and Dining deals, plan to spend according to your interests.

Do you accept credit cards or cash?

Do you accept credit cards or cash?

That's up to each artist or business but it can't hurt to have both just in case.

Is this event for all ages?

Is this event for all ages?

Absolutely! Some merchants even have special low-cost or free activities (like sidewalk chalk) for kiddos. 

Where is First Friday?

Where is First Friday?

The dense core of First Fridays is located Downtown. First Fridays Headquarters is located at 627 Main Street -this is where you can get the latest information on the event. 

 
 
 

Market on Main

The "First Fridays Market on Main" event series will host a rotating list of entertainers, makers, and artists offering handmade items for sale. We're excited to welcome the below vendors for our next event. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Event Participants and Special Offers

Altitude Appliance

Altitude Appliances is a retailer of kitchen and laundry appliances. Located at 611 Main St in Alamosa, Altitude Appliances offers sales, service, delivery, and inst ...
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Big Valley Hobbytown

Big Valley HobbyTown is the San Luis Valley's home for Radio Control, Arts and Crafts, Games, Game Events, Model Railroading, Rockets, Paints, Supplies, Tools, plus other ...
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Deal Title:Sidewalk Chalking for All Ages
Calvillo’s Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican cuisine, banquet room, full bar. 

Deal Title: "First Fridays Margarita" - $6
Deal Description:Offered from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on September 2 as part o...
Dress Code by Evans

Dress Code by Evans is a one-of-a-kind clothing store and the perfect spot where you can find the perfect item that will go perfectly with your style!

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Firedworks Gallery

A large selection of collectible art, prints, jewelry, weaving's, pottery, sculptures and custom framing.

Happy Mountain

Antiques, Collectibles, Home Decor, and Custom Designs.

Milagros Coffeehouse

Milagros is on a Mission! Milagros Coffee House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a social enterprise of La Puente, which serves Alamosa and the San Luis Valley. In addition to ...
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Deal Title:PRIDE art show and Open Mic Hosted by SLV Pride
Narrow Gauge Book Co-op

An independent, community-owned bookstore in the heart of downtown Alamosa! 

No Limit Arcade

No limit arcade is an out of school program that provides a safe, positive and fun place for youth in the San Luis Valley. This arcade offer ...
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Purple Pig Pizzeria and Pub

The Purple Pig Pub was the oldest bar in Alamosa and in 2019, the location was remodeled and The Purple Pig Pizzeria and Pub was born.  In addition to still offering a fu ...
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Rocky Mountain Home Health Supplies

Offering herbal remedies and home health supplies on Alamosa's Main Street. 

San Luis Valley Brewing Company

The San Luis Valley Brewing Company began with a desire to offer the finest in craft brews and fine food in an inviting atmosphere. Specialty beers are created on-premise ...
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SLV Apothecary

The SLV Apothecary is your Local SLV Herb shop located in Alamosa CO on State and 4th St. We sell locally grown organic herbs and herbal products. We also offer herbal te ...
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Spare Keg Brewerks

Spare Keg Brewerks (formerly Square Peg Brewerks) is a brewery and tasting room that focuses on farm-to-tap beer.  Their ingredients come straight from their local farm a ...
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St. Ives Pub & Eatery

Classic American grill and pub.  Great place to gather with friends for Happy Hour.  Live local entertainment on some weekends. Burgers, sandwiches, full bar, c ...
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The Shop

Tattoos! Comics! Piercings! Collectibles!

The Wet Paintbrush

The Wet Paintbrush is the San Luis Valley's first Sip & Paint Art Studio! It offers a fun and relaxing environment that you can enjoy while painting and sipping on yo ...
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Treasure Alley

Unique gifts, Candles, Bath and Beauty Products.

Wild Boots

Selling boots and other Western Wear in Downtown Alamosa.

Woody's Q Shack

BBQ Restaurant, Food Truck, and catering company that serves championship quality smoked meat on a daily basis! We also cater any event, any size!   Order delivery ...
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