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.

First Fridays Summer Series is well underway with more fun to come for the rest of the summer! 

We have over 20 Market Vendors participating in the Market on Main in the 2023 season. Restaurants are coming out strong with amazing dining deals that are hard to resist. Merchants are heating things up with amazing shopping deals that you can’t say no to, especially since they only run for one day, on First Friday! We have more than a dozen participating storefronts downtown staying open late that are ready to help you find the perfect purchase each First Friday! Find music, demos, cornhole, giveaways and more from our awesome participants. This growing event is an excellent way to experience our beautiful Downtown! We encourage locals and visitors to seek out new authentic experiences through these events and enjoy Alamosa, differently. We love celebrating and bringing out the community to support all of our local makers, restaurants and stores! 

So, spend an evening out on the town and take in this fun and unique celebration of Alamosa! Events start at 5:00pm. Find the Visit Alamosa team at First Fridays headquarters 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

Find good times and good vibes in the heart of Downtown Alamosa. Enjoy local eats, enticing shopping at our local shops, and creative market vendors in the Market on Main. Each month is a little different and offers exciting themes keeping it fresh and fun. Select months offer live music and entertainment, local restaurants will often host live music, and this years comedy shows at The ROAST have been a favorite! Keep up to date with our exciting events including all of the dining/shopping deals, themes to look forwars to, and so much more on our Facebook page, First Fridays with Visit Alamosa.


First Fridays October Grizzly Green

First Fridays October Grizzly Green"

Date: October 7

"Grizzly Green"

Adams State University is Taking over First Fridays for in October, look for all things Grizzly Pride in October plus all your favorite Market Vendors and merchant deals. 

First Fridays: November

First Fridays: November "Friends Giving"

Date: November 3

"Friends Giving "

First Fridays with Visit Alamosa offers art, entertainment, shopping and dining on the first Friday of every month. Downtown businesses stay open late and offer special deals, restaurants offer exclusive First Friday specials, and vendors of all types join the celebration with activities, art, and artisan products in the Market on Main



Frequently Asked Questions

When is First Friday?

When is First Friday?

First Friday happens on the first Friday of each month, every month

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" continues to grow as we steadily host a rotating list of entertainers, makers, and artists offering handmade items for sale. Each month is different as we bring in more and more vendors and makers to sell in the Market! Find everything from hand crafted bags and jewlery to home made dog treats and fun activities hosted at select booths. Check out some of our regular vendors. 


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. 

yes Dine In
yes Curbside-Pickup
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!

Deal Title:
Deal Description:Mention the Great Sand Dunes National Park and get 15% ...
Firedworks Gallery

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

Deal Description:10% Off Sand Dunes Paintings
10% off framing when you ...
Happy Mountain

Antiques, Collectibles, Home Decor, and Custom Designs.

Deal Description:Mention "We Love Our National Park" For 10% Off All Apr...
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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yes Dine In
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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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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yes Dine In
Deal Description:new beer: Big Dune Lager $5 During April & "The Dunes a...
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 f ...
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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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yes Dine In
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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Deal Description:$10 Off when you use code "WELOVEOURNATIONALPARK"
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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yes Dine In
yes Delivery

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