First Fridays

Mission Statement:


The mission of First Fridays is to enliven the Riverfront Cultural District, utilizing the creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial spirits of the business owners of Downtown Haverhill. We will do this by collaborating with local businesses, artists, and performers to create a monthly event that encourages shopping, dining and the arts, and showcases the rejuvenation of Downtown Haverhill.

First Fridays takes place in Downtown Haverhill, MA, specifically within the Haverhill Riverfront Cultural District triangle of Washington Street, Essex Street, and Railroad Square.
As a special treat for our last First Friday event, we're lining Wingate Street with creative scarecrows designed by local groups! Come on down and stroll around!

Also happening during this month's First Friday event...

-Shop fair trade gifts, and meet Kerri from ANDERSON NATURALS at Positive Images Gallery! Kerri will be featuring her all-natural soaps, lotions, and oils. Visitors can meet the artist, learn about her products, and enter to win a free gift basket.!

-Grab a coffee or drink and hear some poetry at the River Bards Poetry Open Mic Night at Battle Grounds Coffee Company!

-Get weird at the Chit Chat Lounge, with live music and costumes at "Let's Get Weird: Halloween Edition!"

-Shop exquisite handmade jewelry at Bella Stella Beads on Wingate Street!

-Challenge your friends to your favorite video game at The Game Pad video game bar/lounge!

-Dine at any one of our fantastic local restaurants and pubs!

-Walk around and locate all of the great public art including murals and giant shoes!

Downtown Haverhill is alive and thriving! Come be a part of it's Renaissance!