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First Friday Themes for 2016

February: 3rd Annual Chocolate Fest

March: Cabin Fever

April: Reading Partners (PARP) with Ballston Spa Elementary School PTAs

May:  Student Art Exhibits

June: Farmers' Market

July: Music in the Park

August: Arts Fest

September: Fall Fun

October: School & Community Spirit

November:  First Friday 12th Anniversary

December: Holiday Season

BSBPA Business/Non-Profit members--want to become a part of First Fridays?
Contact us at  firstfridays@ballston.org



Some highlights from 2015 First Fridays


December 2015 First Friday








November 2015 First Friday



Ribbon Cutting at KidsFirst Child Care Center, Lynne's festive fall window, Open house at Excelsior Therapeutic Massage



October 2015 First Friday--School Pride window painting




September 2015 First Friday--sidewalk sales, a ribbon cutting and musical performance.





August 2015 First Friday--Ballston Spa Community Band and our last summer movie.




July's First Friday featured the free outdoor movie "Paddington", shown in Wiswall Park.



June 2015 First Friday highlights--

Celebrating Farmers' market vendors, ribbon cutting, Community Band performance and our first summer movie!




May 2015 First Friday: Student art on display and music in the air!








 April 2015 First Friday--Spa City Baking Co. Grand re-opening, Lynne's Candles window





Thank you to all our "mystery" readers who helped to make the March 2015 First Friday fun and enriching!







February's First Friday/Second Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest results are in! 

This year there were Judges' Picks for each category along with Fan Favorites. 

The winners for the Judges' Picks are: 

Dessert: Corina's Contemporary Jewelry and Fine Crafts (Chocolate Raspberry Cheese Cake)

Savory: Zest (Chicken Mole)

Beverage: Coffee Planet (Tiramisu Mocha)

The winners for the Fan Favorites are:

Dessert:  Pearl's Pastries (Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies)

Savory: Zest (see above)

Beverage: Sunset Cafe (Chocolate Margarita)


The First Friday Committee would like to thank the sponsors of the event, the BSBPA and Digital Imaging Technologies for their support.  

Our appreciation to

Our judges-Town of Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza, Steve Williams from the Daily Gazette and Bernadette VanDeinse from the BSBPA

The chocolate chefs and member businesses for participating in the event

All the chocolate fans who came out to support the event!



January 2015 First Friday--Snowman decorating!








The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is a group of businesses and individuals working together to make Ballston Spa a great place to work, live and visit. The association works in conjunction with Village government and other groups to enhance our community.
The people of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association are proud of our community and we are working very hard to make a difference in Ballston Spa.