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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


On Friday, July 5th from 5-9:30pm First Friday returns for a special event as we once again partner with the Italian American Festival! We will once again have our summer festival vendors and live art in the streets happening all night long!

The First Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe returns featuring Fool House Band kicking off at 6:00pm.

The First Friday Youth & Family Zones are back from 5-9pm at the Eric Snow YMCA in Downtown Canton. Explore the Eric Snow YMCA and take part in basketball games, splash around in their indoor pool, and participate in our dance party. (For ages 12-17) Our younger guests can bounce around and play in our fantastic inflatables ($10 charge per person applies), take in a performance from Enrichment, and more family friendly entertainment!

4th Street Dance Party

Get ready to dance the night away on the 4th street summer dance party featuring Nikolina from Q92 from 5-9pm!

This is one First Friday you do not want to miss! Bring your family & friends and family for the First Friday & Italian American Festival dual event! We will see you on Friday, July 5th!


The Canton First Friday Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe is back all summer long! All shows take place at Canton Centennial Plaza at 6pm! (Weather permitting!) This year’s lineup is listed below!

Friday July 5- Fool House Band

Friday August 2- Chris Higbee

Friday September 6- New Wave Nation

First Friday Map

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

Downtown Canton Map

Not familiar with Downtown Canton? Check out our Downtown Canton Map to help you locate all of our downtown businesses!


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