Since 1989, First Fridays has provided an opportunity for young professionals and community members to network, have fun, and support local non-profit organizations.
We are the original downtown party with a purpose and we've been at it for over 30 years!
*No pets, weapons, tents, umbrellas, containers , coolers or outside food or beverages.

now our 36th season!

Rocking the streets of Downtown Roanoke, VA!  Enjoy live music, cold craft beer, sangria, seltzer or a cider while supporting local non-profit organizations! Super excited to be bring you some new bands and some familiar favorites this season!  Check Facebook event details for the pricing of shows. All 2024 shows are $5 except One the Border - $10. Beer/sangria/seltzer/cider tickets are on sale for $5.00. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the events run to 9:00 p.m. Events are held in Downtown Roanoke on Franklin Road, SW, between Jefferson Street and Williamson Road near Holton Plaza. There are numerous parking options available in downtown Roanoke including the parking deck on Williamson that is free after 5pm.

Over $2 Million

In Charitable Donations since 1989


From THE ROANOKe valley benefit this season


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4235 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA  24018.

Events are on Franklin Road
between Jefferson and Williamson