First Friday events are typically held on the First Friday of the month. Enjoy special happenings in many downtown shops, restaurants and museums– including featured shop promotions, art displays and demonstrations, family activities, live music, refreshments, with many venues open later into the evening.
First Fridays will resume in Spring/Summer 2021.
In the meantime, be sure to check our Shopping page for our member merchants. Click on each merchant’s name for more information and links to their websites and social media platforms.
If you are shopping with us in person, please be sure to wear a mask, follow social distancing guidelines and observe the social distancing/capacity requirements of our shop and restaurant owners. We want you to be healthy and safe!
Traditionally, Ballston Spa’s Chocolate Fest would be held during February’s First Friday. After much consideration, out of an abundance of caution due to the current COVID situation, and because we would not be able to hold the event effectively to make it successful for both our downtown merchants and chocolate chefs as well as visitors, this year’s Chocolate Fest has been cancelled. We look forward to being back in full swing in February 2022.
Pull down locations below for more details.
September’s First Friday brought out visitors and scavenger hunters, celebrating this year’s final Movie in the Park, Mary Poppins Returns. Adults and children alike visited our participating businesses and local shop owners to enjoy all the special happenings around the Village and hunt for a Mary Poppins Returns character hidden in each business. Their reward… Read more »
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Printable list of events for December 4 First Friday
The first Friday of every month participating stores are staying open late. From 6pm-9pm there will be Live Music-Art Exhibits-Story Telling-Poetry Readings-Demonstrations and more.