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!
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.
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
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.
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.
First Friday happens on the first Friday of each month, every month
In addition to free parking along Main Street, there are 7 free public parking lots located within the downtown area.
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.
That's up to each artist or business but it can't hurt to have both just in case.
Absolutely! Some merchants even have special low-cost or free activities (like sidewalk chalk) for kiddos.
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.
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!
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