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 Friday's Winter season is underway with live music, amazing dining deals, and all-day specials! 

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 offering unique events, classes, and open houses, and some are staying open late 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 5:00 pm. 

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

The Market has wrapped for this year, look to get involved in the Market on Main starting in May of 2024!

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 year's 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 forward to, and so much more on our Facebook page, First Fridays with Visit Alamosa. 

March First Fridays: a Taste of Alamosa

March First Fridays: a Taste of Alamosa

This First Fridays kicks off Alamosa’s Restaurant Week and we’re celebrating all things culinary! This is your chance to savor the best of local cuisine, explore new culinary gems, and make lasting memories. Mark your calendars and get ready as we launch a delicious adventure at First Fridays See the list of participating restaurants at alamosa.org/restaurant-week

February First Fridays: We Love Our National Park

February First Fridays: We Love Our National Park

The We Love Our National Park celebration returns to Alamosa in April and First Fridays with Visit Alamosa will celebrate with a block party on San Juan Ave on Friday April 7 starting at 4 pm.

This special edition of First Fridays will feature live entertainment, Sand Dunes Park Rangers will offer several information tables and activities for all ages and Visit Alamosa will host a libation station, free mini golf, and various ways to win We Love Our National Park swag.

 

 

 

 

Shine Bright Tree Decorating Contest in Downtown Alamosa!

The results of Visit Alamosa's inaugural Shine Bright Tree Decorating Contest are finally in! Visit Alamosa, in collaboration with The City of Alamosa, is thrilled to announce the winners who turned our downtown into a winter wonderland.

Taking first place is Rousey Roulette with the very jolly Santa themed tree. Their creativity has earned them a sponsorship package for the upcoming Rio Frio Ice Fest generously donated by the City of Alamosa. 

In second place, we celebrate White Shell Mountain Ranch, whose Gnome Tree brought an extra dose of holiday magic to Downtown Alamosa. White Shell Mountain Ranch will receive a sponsorship package for Visit Alamosa’s Beat the Heat BBQ & Brews event.

And securing third place is the merry creation of Spare Keg Brewerks, adding a hoppy touch to the holiday festivities. Spare Keg Brewerks will also be receiving a sponsorship package for Visit Alamosa’s Beat the Heat BBQ & Brews event.

A special shout-out goes to Purple Pig Pizzeria, earning an Honorable Mention for their outstanding contribution to the festive landscape.

The Shine Bright Tree Decorating Contest saw the enthusiastic participation of 18 local businesses, each bringing their unique charm to Downtown. Visit Alamosa, in partnership with The City of Alamosa, expresses heartfelt gratitude to all participating businesses, and to the public for casting their votes, making this inaugural year truly magical.

Vote for your favorite decorated Christmas tree!

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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 jewelry to homemade dog treats and fun activities hosted at select booths. Look for the Market on Main to return in May 2024!

 

Altitude Appliances

Altitude Appliances is a retailer of kitchen and laundry appliances. Located at 611 Main St in Alamosa, Altitude Appliances offers sales, service, delivery, and installat ...
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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
Del Mar Carpet One

You might not realize it when stepping inside your neighborhood Carpet One, but we’re part of a worldwide cooperative with over 1,000 stores. That means our customers get ...
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Friar's Fork/The Sanctuary

Friar's Fork opened in 2022 with a particular goal in mind: providing a unique  dining experience in Alamosa. Since then, they have been providing fresh and hea ...
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yes Dine In
Restaurant Week $10 Menu

Two Espresso Drinks

Restaurant Week $25 Menu

Lobster Ravioli with Crab Cakes

Happy Mountain

Antiques, Collectibles, Home Decor, and Custom Designs.

Deal Description:Mention "We Love Our National Park" For 10% Off All Apr...
Kreative Kraftworks

A Custom Craft Boutique offering homemade and customized gifts from shirts, glasses cups, and home decor.

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. 

Roots by Blessed

At roots by blessed it is our mission to serve our community the best products & to make your coffee experience heavenly. We do this by staying grounded in the word w ...
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yes Dine In
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
Restaurant Week $10 Menu

Nachos with homemade guacamole and salsa

(Big Savings!)

Restaurant Week $25 Menu

Two newly released flat bread pizzas and two 16 oz beers

(Big Savings!)

Deal Description:new beer: Big Dune Lager $5 During April & "The Dunes a...
San Luis Valley History Museum

The San Luis Valley Museum, located at 4th and Hunt in Alamosa, features displays of the diversified cultures and arts of the area.  Among the various displays in ...
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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 f ...
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The Shop

Tattoos! Comics! Piercings! Collectibles!

Treasure Alley

Unique gifts, Candles, Bath and Beauty Products.

Wild Boots

Selling boots and other Western Wear in Downtown Alamosa.

Wild Roses

Wild Roses has expanded and is now taking furniture, antiques and 'stuff' on consignment!! Call 589-2888 if you have some items you need to get out of your garage! Wild ...
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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
Restaurant Week $10 Menu

Woody’s Q Shack A pulled pork sandwich, your side of choice, and a fountain drink

Restaurant Week $25 Menu

Meal for two (1/2 lb of meat, two pints of sides & two fountain drinks)

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