First Fridays

We know your summer has been crazy busy, and we can certainly relate! That's why we've decided to push back our First Fridays dates and spice up your fall calendar instead! Want to help us plan for October, November, and December? Join Creative Haverhill's Jenny Arndt for a cup of coffee on Thursday, August 10th at 9am at Wicked Big Cafe!

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.

Haverhill Art Market Boutique

Pop Up Shop with local art and handmade goods from area artists.
Creative Haverhill, 21 Wingate St. Unit 104
5pm to 9pm (also 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 8th).

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Video Game Battles!

Challenge the Game Pad staff to a game of their choice for a chance to win prizes!
The Game Pad, 100 Washington St. 2nd Floor

Live Music!

Battle Grounds Coffee Company, 39 Washington St.

Open Studio

Pop into Bold Print Shop’s open studio to see how they use 3D printing to create candles and home decor!
Bold Print Shop, 45 Washington St. Unit 201

Live Bands!

Estimated Prophets, FOXES, Threat Level Burgundy, and UrbanSuburban will be rocking the Chit Chat in Haverhill MA. Bring you friends for what is sure to be a killer night.
Chit Chat Lounge, 103 Washington St.