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 HAVE A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE before 05-17 for our next event June 2nd! 


 June 2nd


SEWN:  Do you have a project you want some help with? Do you not have the space you wish you did to cut out your next make? Then join SEWN for their monthly Open Sew! Bring your project and machine (or rent on of theirs) and come sew! Time: 4pm - 7pm Price: Free! Register on their website! 

Stems: Come enjoy a wine tasting! 

 Three Sisters Metaphysical Arts: Come and get Card readings. Reiki/ Chair massage in partnership with Arcadian Healing Arts
Healing Rowan Creations: Buy one Get one Half Off

Arcadian Healing Arts:  50% off our 3pm class when you sign up by texting us "FIRST FRIDAY" to 509-433-7844. Later at 5:30pm, Crystal will be at Three Sisters Metaphysical's shop until 8pm to provide chair massage & Reiki.

 The Alignment Co.: Come check out their Flash Plant Sale! 

Ron's Coin & Collectables: Wizards of the Coast Magic Tournament! Signup at 6:30 game goes until 11pm! *This is a sanctioned event! 

Yakima Maker Space:  YMS wil be open giving tours from 5pm - 8:30! 

Mama Corie's Kitchen: Kids Activity! 

AntoLin Cellars: Live music at 7pm 

Schab's Bier Den:  Peanuts & Popcorn, along with an Aloha Dinner Special. 

Soul Seeker: From 5-8pm come get specials on Piercings, visit with an Oracle card Reader, or sit with their Henna Tattoo Artist! 

Whimsical Details: Whimsical Details is hosting Golden Girls Yakima, a pop up/mobile spray tan artist and our annual garden party! Come kick-off your summer with a glow! 

 Coffee Cravings:  Drink Specials!! 

Kana Winery: LIVE Music at 7pm 

Purrr: First Friday Happy Hour!! 

The Little Soapmaker: TBA

Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice House: 11am - 9pm Family Dinning - 5pm - 12:30am 21+ :TBA 

Leading Force Energy and Design: TBA

Le Mercantile: Planned parenthood will be doing a sex ed loteria night! 

Sub Shop of Yakima: Buy one Sandwich get the second 30% off! 

Sports Center of Yakima: 80's Night. Music from 9-1:45. Prizes for best dressed. Drink Specials. 

Station 1889: Station Punch 5.00 -- House Chard 5.00

Sweet Sisters Ice Cream Shop: TBA

Avenida Cantina: Celebrate First Friday with a DJ - doors open at 8 

North Town Coffeehouse:  20% off Gelato








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


Business Sign-up Form

You Must be a downtown Business for this form


How you can Participate


Sign-up HERE

Downtown Association of Yakima

14 S. First Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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