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 02-16 for our next event March 3rd! 


 February 3rd 


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 HERE


 Three Sisters Metaphysical Arts: Come and get Oracle, tarot, and astrology readings

Coffee Cravings: From 6 - 8, 16oz hot or ice flavor latte or flavor mocha for $2.50

Arcadian Healing Arts: 3pm to 5pm - Walk-in Chair Services: -$15 Massages (Head, Neck, Shoulders, Back, Arms, Hands) -$10 Energy Cleansing or Chakra Balancing -Door prizes and coupons! 5:30 pm - 7pm, Meditation Class with Mindfulness Art Hour. Doors close promptly at 5:30pm, so arrive prior. $5 registration fee when signing up online, $10 at the door. Tips are welcome. Limited space! First come, first serve. More details at

 AntoLin Cellars:  Music starts at 7pm, No Cover Our live music series continues with Northwest Musicians performing their original works. Jeff Parker is an award-winning Singer/Songwriter now living and writing songs in Yakima, Washington. Jeff will perform original songs on guitar and mandolin providing much Finger-style and Flat-picking enjoyment!

The Little Soapmaker: Love charm Soap 20%off and for Him-Northwest Scent products 20%off

 Collab Coffee: Art Opening Claiming Space: Indigenous and Native Self- portraits.

Avenida Cantina: Join us from 8pm to 2am for Ladies Night with live DJ

Kana Winery: Live music from The Vandermears starts at 7pm!  Playing a mix of Classic Rock, New Country and some originals. You’ll be amazed with Guitar wizard Ron Mears on electric guitars/vocals and Nashville musician Gib Van der Heyden on acoustic guitars and vocals.

Sports Center of Yakima: Come down of First Friday for $3 Fireball shots! 

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! 

Whimsical Details: Everything pink and red is 14% off!! 

Yakima Maker Space: Come to our open house! Get a tour of our facilities and see what creations are made here. 

Mak Daddy Coffee Roasters: Happy Hour from 3-8, savings on beer, wine and mimosas! 

Mama Corie's Kitchen: Come Make Valentine's Crafts! From 5 -7 pm come on by we will be making pink slime and painting some Valentine's rocks!

Soul Seeker: From 10 - 8pm get $10 off your piercings during First Friday! They will also have a Oracle Reader and a Henna Tattoo Artist! 

Sumo Hibachi and Sushi: $25.95 Dinner Special, side soup, an appetizer , a chefs special roll and a drink.

Shorthead Brewing and High Desert Cider: GRAND OPENING! 

Schab's Bier Den: FREE Popcorn & Peanuts; complimentary Valentine Rose to everyone (While supplies lasts!)

Norm's of Yakima: $2 off appetizers all night (*excluding bottomless bowls of fries) $6 Blueberry Sparkling Sangria



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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