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.

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, June 3rd).

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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
May 5th- 5pm to Close

Family Game Night

You're invited to join us for a night of games with friends (and family). Friday, June 2 from 7pm-9pm, we have games, or you can bring your favorite to share.
Phoenix Rising United Church of Christ, 192 Merrimack St.
5pm to 9pm

River Bards Poetry Series and Open Mic

Battle Grounds Coffee Company, 39 Washington St.
7pm to 9pm

Live Painting of the First Public Piano!

Local artist Jenny Arndt will be painting the first of three public pianos to be installed this summer in Downtown Haverhill!
Washington Square
5:00pm to 8:00pm