First Friday


What is First Friday and why is it important to Downtown Yakima? 

First Friday is a monthly event that showcases local performers, artists, and small businesses! Downtown Yakima retailers, restaurants and organizations will feature local artist and performers and have promotions for their customers. One of our goals at Downtown Yakima is making downtown a thriving place to live, work, and play. First Friday is an opportunity to highlight the abundance of businesses, organizations, and other downtown spaces that expand culture, dining, and shopping in Yakima. 


If you are a Downtown Yakima business, there are several ways in which you can participate in First Friday. You can host evening hours on First Friday, have live music playing in or right outside your business, have a local artist host an art opening during First Friday or offer a dinner special or featured menu item if you are a restaurant. You can also offer First Friday specials.

If you are interested in participating in First Friday, we encourage you to sign up as early as possible. You can choose to have the same promotion for all 12 months if you would like. Please note that applications are due 2 weeks prior to each event date 


2024 Sponsorship Package  

 June 7 2024


American Cancer Society Yakima Discovery Shop
Coffee Cravings: Daily specials 24 Red Bull and 16 oz coffee 
The Seasons Performance Hall: 
Schab's Bier Den: PINT Night Fundraiser - People For People Meals on Wheels, Peanuts on the floor, Street tacos special
Healing Rowan Creations: 
Flippers Antiques: 
Adelia Wine Cellars: 
AntoLin Cellars: Live music 7-9 pm with Pop Revival. They are a vibrant interactive Jazz band.
Avenida Cantina: All request music with live DJ and $1 tacos while supplies last!
Kana Winery:
Soul Seeker: 
Three Sisters Metaphysical:
ACS Discovery Shop: 

The Capitol Theatre: Doors 6:30pm Event 7-9 Capitol Theatre 2024-2025 Season Preview Party 

One More Time Around: Father's Day Fun

The Little Soapmaker: All manly scents such as candles, aftershave and beard balm are 30% off








Enjoy live music, arts and much more every First Friday of the month

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 Musician/Performers Library 

We are working on creating a library of musicians and performers to be shared with downtown business owners and their event coordinators! Filling out this form does not guarantee that you will be performing. Please wait for someone to reach out to you. 

Sign up for to be on our list HERE


If you are an artist with a small business please sign up below. This sign up form will be used by DAY and Downtown Business owners to place artists throughout Downtown Yakima during First Friday. Filling out this form does not guarantee that you will be placed. Please wait for someone to reach out to you. 

Sign up for the Artist Library HERE


Sponsorship Packages

Supporting Friday Friday is a great way to improve the community and enhance your brand. For sponsorship information contact DAY at


Downtown Association of Yakima

14 S. First Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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