Historic downtown Florence is the place to be for fun the first Friday of each month from March to December.
A free family-friendly event, First Fridays Downtown Florence returns to the streets beginning in March and each month, festivalgoers are treated to an evening of local arts, crafts, shopping, live music and more. Festivalgoers can expect to see a variety of family-friendly activities, including the pumpkin drop in the fall in the center of Court Street and Mobile Plaza and the popular antique and vintage car shows. This year will also have special events and themes to correspond with the state of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.
Festivalgoers can expect dozens of vendors, including jewelry makers, woodcrafters and clothing designers, to line Court Street while music fills the air from performers on the Big River Broadcasting Stage on Mobile Plaza. Downtown Florence is home to eclectic shops, restaurants, parks and entertainment venues all within a short walking distance of each other that festivalgoers can also experience.
Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The event takes place rain or shine. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant).