first friday information for downtown merchants & businesses
Downtown Inc assists merchants in organizing and promoting First Friday. Merchants should note the themes and information deadlines below, and plan accordingly.
If you are hiring entertainment and anticipate having amplified sound, please be sure to request a special event permit from the City of York at least 30 days in advance.
Businesses who regularly participate in First Friday are also eligible to receive a First Friday flag at no cost courtesy of Downtown Inc. Please email email@example.com to request a flag.
Promotional information received by the deadline will be included in Downtown Inc's First Friday marketing materials including our monthly printed flyer, news release and social media outreach.
2014 Promotional Information:
January (The FIRST First Friday) - Due by December 13, 2013
February (#iloveyorkcity) - Due by January 10, 2014
March (Girls' Night Out) - Due by February 14, 2014
April (School Pride) - Due by March 14, 2014
May (Moms on Main) - Due by April 11, 2014
June (The Arts All Over) - Due May 9, 2014
July (A York Fourth) - Due June 13, 2014
August (Sidewalk Sale) - Due July 11, 2014
September (Boutique Week) - Due August 8, 2014
October (Halloween Harvest) - Due September 12, 2014
November (Holiday Open House) - Due October 10, 2014
December (Light Up Night) - Due November 14, 2014
2014 First Friday Grant Applications are now available!
Grant Requests are due on a quarterly basis.
First Quarter - Due by December 13, 2013
Second Quarter - Due by March 14, 2014
Third Quarter - Due by June 13, 2014
Fourth Quarter - Due by September 12, 2014