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Join us in a Monthly celebration of Downtown Canton from 5-9 for amazing entertainment, music, incredible food, extraordinary art and great shopping.

First Friday is a walkable celebration of the arts, incorporating galleries, shopping, and dining in Downtown Canton alongside lively entertainment at the Hall of Fame Centennial Plaza.

Mark your calendar for the First Friday of each month, January through December, rain or shine.

Presented by: Visit Canton and The Downtown Canton Partnership


We are excited to announce our theme for the December First Friday! Join us for Yule Sleigh! A Holiday First Friday! When you stop downtown for this First Friday you may find yourself in a fun holiday experience. We will have a group of Holiday Carolers venturing around to your favorite businesses for pop-up performances! We will also host free horse and carriage rides throughout downtown that will start at Canton Centennial Plaza and run approximately every half hour! This is one First Friday you will not want to miss! We look forward to seeing you on Friday, December 1st!

The Canton First Friday Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe will return in May of 2024! Thank you everyone for making the 2023 Concert Series a huge success!

First Friday Map

Not familiar with Downtown Canton? Check out our First Friday Map to help you locate all of our First Friday activities!


Get in touch with comments and feedback on First Friday by using the form at right or the contact info below. Have a question? Check out our FAQs page here.

401-954-1768jbecker@cantonsid.org400 Market Ave N, Suite 400, 44702
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