The Research Triangle Park

First Friday – May 1st 2015

Event Sponsor

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance

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Raleigh, NC May 1 6:00 pm - May 1 9:00 pm

First Friday - Downtown Raleigh

About First Friday

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.



The event runs from 6pm-9pm, but some venue hours may vary. For detailed venue information, please visit the list of venues to see all May 1st participants.



Attendees may also take advantage of the First Friday specials offered by participating restaurants and retailers. Look for the First Friday Flags to easily locate participating venues. A detailed map/guide will be available at each location. Pick up your very own copy for easy event navigation. Visit the galleries and listen to live music. Delight in a divine culinary experience and take advantage of the First Friday Specials offered by all participating restaurants. Experience art in all of its forms!



With over 30 parking decks and lots, ample parking is readily available. Street parking is free after 5 pm and on the weekends.

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