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First Fridays – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Friday, May 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

First Fridays

The City of Youngstown, Office of Special Events, is proud to announce “First Fridays” for Downtown, Summer 2023!

“First Fridays” will kick off Friday May 5, 2023, and continue the following two month’s FIRST FRIDAY of June & July (August TBD).

May 5, 2023 First Friday Happenings:
4pm-5pm Cornhole Games – YSU REC at Wean Park
5:30pm-6:30pm Zumba with Stepping Out – Wean Park
6:00pm-8:00pm Daniel Rauschenbach watercolor pop-up show at Concept Studio, 217 W. Federal St
6:30pm-8:30pm “Party on the Lawn” @Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, hosted by JAC Management
7pm-10pm “Phelps Street Party!” – hosted by City of YOUngstown – Live Music and fun for all! Phelps Street will be hosted by DJ Chip Banks, with LOUD 102.3 hosting a live broadcast
With ‘330 LIVE’ local artist performances! (stage set up across from Gringos)
11am-12am – “Cinco at Gringos!” $3 Tacos, $4 Imports, $5 Tres Agave Shots

Participating Downtown Restaurants will have food and drink specials! Download the YO! App to your smartphone.
11am-12am – “Cinco at Gringos!” $3 Tacos, $4 Imports, $5 Tres Agave Shots
11am-10pm Noble Creature WIld Ales and Lagers – Open early for lunch for Cinco de Mayo! Try one of their beer cocktails Svelte Paloma or a Spicy Marg On. They’ll have one keg on tap of Good for the Goose, their annual margarita inspired beer with sea salt, lime, and orange. Available with or without a rim and garnish.
The Federal – Birria Tacos and margaritas
Penguin City Beer – Starting off with the tapping of their Mexican Lime Lager and A Fresh Wind Catering Mexican style menu at noon. Learn to salsa with Latin Fever by USA Dance Group! DJ Castro Mr. Connection, specializing in latin pop, reggaeton, bachata, salsa and more from 5-11pm. Tequila flights, Magarita’s and Avo Ritto Mexican Street Cuisine starting at 4pm.

The Downtown Youngstown Partnership (DYP) is a component of Youngstown CityScape. This stakeholder group promotes and supports downtown businesses, hosts events and encourages area-wide involvement of fun, community building activities,. DYP rotates its quarterly meetings from member to member, sharing news, exploring projects, and creating events downtown like our upcoming First Fridays. In conjunction with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, DYP helps organize “Happy Birthday Youngstown!” an annual party celebrating the city and offering walking tours. The group also conducts service projects downtown, planting bulbs, removing graffiti, and cleaning sidewalks. We hope you’ll consider joining DYP as we bring more live music, fun, food, and exciting events downtown!


Friday, May 5, 2023
4:00 pm
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Downtown Youngstown
20 Federal Place
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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