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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


The first summer First Friday of the season is coming Friday, May 3rd in Downtown Canton. This month’s theme is Cinco De Mayo in partnership with Stark Si Se Puede. This month marks the return of our summer concert series presented by Jerzees Café, our food truck court, street vendors, kids zone, and 4th Street DJ dance party.

The First Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe returns featuring Los Jimadores Del Norte & Trailer Park Ninjas

The First Friday Food Truck Court

Craving some delicious bites to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than the Food Truck Court at May’s First Friday in downtown Canton!

Head over to 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!

Family Zone

The First Friday Family Zone is back 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. In addition, you can bounce around and play in our fantastic inflatables along with other family-friendly entertainment. This event is perfect for kids from early childhood to teenagers.

4th Street Dance Party

Get ready to salsa into summer at our Cinco De Mayo themed First Friday. Join us on 4th Street NW for our dance party featuring Nikolina from Q92.

This is one First Friday you do not want to miss!


The Canton First Friday Concert Series presented by Jerzees Cafe returns on Friday May 3, 2024! This year’s lineup is listed below!

Friday May 3- Los Jimadores Del Norte & Trailer Park Ninjas

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

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