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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


Get ready to unleash your creativity at this month’s Canton’s First Friday on June 7th! This month, we’re bringing back one of our most beloved themes: Chalk the Walk! Join us in Downtown Canton from 5-9:30pm as our area’s most talented chalk artists transform the streets into vibrant masterpieces. With artists stationed all over downtown, there’s bound to be inspiration around every corner.

The First Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe returns featuring Boaterhead 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, take in a performance from Enrichment, participate in juggling classes and more family friendly entertainment!

The First Friday Food Truck Court

Craving some delicious bites? Look no further than the Food Truck Court located in the Eric Snow YMCA parking lot, conveniently located between 3rd St NW and 4th St NW. Indulge in a variety of cuisines served up by some of the area’s best food trucks!

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 a night of artistic wonder! We will see you on Friday, June 7th!


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 June 7- Boaterhead

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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