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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 next First Friday theme! Join us on Friday, August 2nd as we help celebrate Canton’s biggest weekend of the year with Hall of Fame! This will be one Canton First Friday that is guaranteed to be worthy of a Gold Jacket!
Our Food Truck Court will once again be located in the Eric Snow YMCA Parking lot along with a ton of vendors and live artists creating masterpieces in the streets.
The First Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe returns featuring Chris Higbee 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 as we help celebrate Hall of Fame weekend in Canton!


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 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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