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First Friday


On the First Friday of every month, the streets of Historic Downtown Bryan are transformed into a community stage that showcases live music, art demonstrations, unique performances, and interactive events and activities. First Fridays are not only a great opportunity for visitors to experience what makes Bryan a unique destination but also give our community partners a chance to engage with residents to bolster community pride and awareness.

First Friday was created in 2005 as a free, family-friendly event and over the years has continued to evolve into a multi- faceted production that promotes Bryan’s Cultural and Music Friendly Designations. While attending First Friday, you can find freshly made goods and products sourced and manufactured locally by the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, listen to local musicians or performers, visit with our Downtown merchants and retailers, or peruse the Art Loop to view arts of all mediums curated right here in Bryan. Perhaps the greatest aspect of First Fridays is the event’s ability to bring together people from all walks of life. By hosting an ever-changing slew of performances and activities, the all-encompassing event intends to appeal to members from all corners of the community. First Friday also hosts numerous non-profits from around the Brazos Valley to help provide a platform for their causes and in doing so, hopes to create greater connectivity within our communities.

Overall, First Friday in Downtown Bryan is a one-of-a-kind event that allows residents and visitors to get a snapshot of the abundant aspects that make Bryan such a great community to be a part of. First Friday is truly an event you certainly do not want to miss while visiting the BCS area.