A revitalization tradition in many towns, First Fridays are meant to jump-start a “happening downtown” and draw community members of all shapes and sizes into a central location for an evening of music, art, food, and culture. First Fridays are our “fake-it-til-we-make-it” effort to provide area residents and visitors with a taste of the atmosphere we’d like to see in our downtown every single day!
Help us unravel the gloomy misconceptions about this city and spend a night singing, drawing, painting, shopping, playing games, exploring, and learning about the history and culture that is rightfully ours, right here in Steubenville.
We plan to bring back what made last year so memorable – bands on a stage in front of Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co., a street market up and down both sides of Fourth St., late night shopping and dining at the local establishments, children’s games and activities, shows at the Grand Theater, dancing, competitions, art displays, and themed activities.
The 100 block of N 4th Street (business district, Market to Washington) will be closed for the evening, in order for us to enjoy festivities in the street safely!
Stay-tuned for announcements about the musicians who will be performing, featured artists, children’s activities, and businesses open late!
This is something we do out of love, and we are grateful for any help we can get. Let us know if you have the resources to donate or time to jump in as a volunteer!
If you would like to apply as a food vendor, artist, or non-profit, please fill out the online application!
We do not allow any direct selling, e.g. Pampered Chef, Jamberry, Thirty One, etc. Only handmade products and art. There are no corporate appearance opportunities.
We are grateful to our generous event sponsors this year: Tri-State Financial Services, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ace Optical Co., Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co., Wendt Touring, Nelson’s of Steubenville, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Valley Converting, McBane Insurance and Financial Services, First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, Steubenville Firefighters Local 228, Fire & Gold Photography, Kiwanis Club of Steubenville, and Eastern Gateway Community College.