First Friday events are held on the First Friday of every month from 6-9 pm. Enjoy special happenings in many downtown shops, restaurants and galleries including live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
February’s First Friday is February 2
It’s the 5th Annual Chocolate Fest!
Favorite local restaurants, as well as Chocolate Chefs from across Saratoga County, will showcase their talents by preparing small, sample sized chocolate offerings in one, some or all of 3 categories: Sweet Chocolate Desserts, Savory Chocolate Dishes, and Chocolate Beverages. These chocolate tastes will be judged by a panel, as well as the public in a fan favorite competition. Visitors will be able to sample the variety chocolate offerings at designated Sweet Spots throughout the Village. Samples are a minimal cost of $1 each.
In addition to Chocolate Fest, there will be a variety of First Friday activities going on in our local businesses, including special promotions and sales just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Thank you for supporting our downtown businesses every month!
First Fridays is proudly brought to you by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association.
Pull down locations below for more details.
First Friday Locations
Front / Low / Charlton St.
Come try samples of our new hot chocolate line up!
Daisy Dry Goods
28 Front Street
Looking forward to seeing all you chocolate lovers! Daisy Dry Goods is filled with wonderful merchandise for your shopping enjoyment.
Creative Endeavors Art Center & Gift Shop
49 Front St
We will be exhibiting Sweet Tooth Show!!! The gift shop will also be open and features a great selection of affordable, handmade gifts cards, framed prints, small furniture and original art work as well as the Executive Closet consignment clothing boutique! We will be open until 9!
Milton Ave. / Rt. 50
“Adults In Training” an art show featuring work of students from Galway High School.
Washington & Malta Ave.
Come check out the Studio on a great night out in Ballston Spa.
The chocolate festival will be in full swing.
The Wonky will have a free coloring print in theme with chocolate.
Come checkout the Studio, folks.
The Candle Collective
20 Prospect Street, Building 2, Suite 214
Lucy’s Cupcake Corner will be at the studio as our Chocolate Chef. Stop on by and taste her yummy cupcake samples. Don’t forget to vote! We are also collecting donations for the Ballston Spa Rotary Club’s annual food drive. Receive 10% off your candle creation if you bring in a donation during First Friday.
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association and the First Friday business participants are excited to present our Fifth Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest on First Friday, February 2nd, from 6 to 9 pm in downtown Ballston Spa. We are announcing a call for entries for this popular, family friendly event. Our favorite local restaurants,… Read more »
May’s First Friday saw a celebration of student artists with displays in several venues throughout downtown. We also officially welcomed CMK & Associates Real Estate to the village with a ribbon cutting, joined by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
April’s First Friday brought out families to visit many of our downtown businesses and enjoy listening to readers, as we celebrated “Pick A Reading Partner Night” with Ballston Spa elementary schools. Thank you to all our “mystery readers” who volunteered their time and to all the venues who hosted them! ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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On March 3, 2017, the BSBPA celebrated with a ribbon cutting to mark the grand re-opening of Avon Products/Team Best’s new, larger location at 102 Milton Avenue. Joining us, along with owners Darryl & Sherry Best and Heather Couvertier, were Ballston Spa mayor John Romano, Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Pete Bardunias, BSBPA board members, fellow… Read more »
Hundreds came out on a chilly February evening to stroll the village and sample a delicious assortment of chocolate specialties offered by chocolate chefs, ranging from sweet to savory to beverages. Visitors also enjoyed art shows, special sales and music on the First Friday. The competition for our taste buds was fierce! Here are our… Read more »
We are proud to announce Prolific Marketing as our Premier Event Sponsor for our 4th Annual Chocolate Fest, First Friday, February 3rd, from 6-9pm. Thank you to this wonderful team for their support!
Prospective chocolate chefs for the 2017 Chocolate Fest, please read the entry information, and print, fill out and return the application, along with your $15 application fee to BSBPA/2017 Chocolate Fest, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Any questions, please contact the First Friday committee: email@example.com.
PREMIER SPONSORSHIP HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Pay for your sponsorship online
The 4th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival is coming up on First Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 6-9pm. Below is all the info about the event for businesses and those interested in being a Chocolate Chef in the festival. What is Chocolate Fest? As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we will continue to… Read more »
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Enjoying Movie in the Park: “Minions”