First Friday

Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, has grown into one of the most popular monthly events in the city of Buffalo. Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 pm, when Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

Upcoming First Friday Events

May 31 – this will be the First Friday to kick off the PRIDE festival events in Allentown

June 1 – EXIST: A Buffalo Pride Festival  Join us for a multifaceted evening of live music, drag, burlesque, and art – featuring some of Buffalo’s finest LGBTQAI+ talent. We will be celebrating the past and those who have enriched the worldwide community. Franklin Street (between Virginia and Allen Streets) will be full of life in a way that it has never seen before.

This is a FREE event to coincide with the Evergreen Health’s programming for Pride Week and Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk’s first full summer event!

No First Friday in July due to the holiday. Go see the Tall Ships Come to Buffalo!

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Upcoming First Friday Events


*Friday, May 31st, 2019 – Pride Weekend Kick Off (this will serve as the June “First Friday”)
Saturday, June 1 – EXIST: A Buffalo PRIDE Festival
*NO First Friday July 5 due to the holiday
Friday, August 2, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019