First Fridays

First Friday events are held on the First Friday of every 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.

April’s First Friday is April 5



Remember to purchase your First Friday Fanatic pin for $1 at most First Friday venues and use it every First Friday for special discounts at participating First Friday businesses.



First Fridays is proudly brought to you by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association.

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First Friday Locations

Milton Ave. / Rt. 50


114 Milton Avenue

(518) 879-6869

Join us on Friday, April 5 at 6 pm for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Paint-n-Gogh, one of Ballston Spa’s newest creative businesses. After the ribbon cutting there will be a paint and sip class to create an adorable llama painting.  Cost is $35 + tax.  Visit  for more information.


First Annual Chocolate Festival–First Friday, February 7, 2014

Congratulations to the Winners of The First Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. It was a very close race! Thank you to all of the participants and visitors– you made the festival a “sweet” success!