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First Fridays – Downtown Youngstown

Friday, May 3 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Fridays

Get your summer off to a fun start at Youngstown’s newest event, First Fridays! First Fridays is a free event held at locations throughout downtown to kick off the beginning of each month. Head downtown on Friday, May 3, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, and be part of the experience – music, entertainment, networking, delicious food, drink specials, shopping, art exhibits, family-oriented activities, and so much more! Whether you are exploring Youngstown’s newly reimagined downtown, celebrating YSU Commencement, or just hanging out with friends, there’s a spot waiting for you at Youngstown’s First Friday!

First Fridays will be held May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6. Sponsored by the Downtown Youngstown Partnership, Youngstown CityScape, the City of Youngstown, and terrific monthly sponsors. For more information, go to


Friday, May 3 evening lineup:

Phelps Street
Business Networking Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm
Vendor booths
Summit 330 Stage near Golden String Radio – 4:30pm-5:30pm – Karkosiak Brothers Guitar Duo. 6:00pm-8:00pm – Caitlin & Company.
Octave Live Music Cafe – music with Stepping Out Line Dancing at 5:30pm with a band afterward. Stay tuned for details.
SMARTS on Phelps – providing hands-on activities for the family.

Wean Park
Flag Football (18+) with YSU Campus Recreation

YMCA (N. Champion)
Providing free weekend passes with proof of YSU Commencement Attendance

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
8:00pm Party on the Lawn with RDNA, part of the Premier Bank Community Series.


Friday, May 3 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Youngstown
20 Federal Place
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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