When Friday rolls around, many of us are ready to be footloose and fancy-free! The workweek can take a toll and there is no better way to kick off the weekend than with a fun party. On the first Friday of each month, that party can be found in the Canton Arts District. First Friday in Canton, OH, is an excellent event that features themed music, performance and visual arts events.
The arts community in downtown Canton has exploded over the last several years. Now, the Canton Arts District spans six blocks and is home to five galleries, over 35 pieces of public art, and 22 artist studios. In addition to the arts, you will also find amazing restaurants and shopping along the way. The arts district is a fantastic place to visit and First Friday in Canton, OH, is a spectacular time to do it!
First Friday is just one fun thing to experience during a visit to our area. Request a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide for more information about dining, shopping, outdoor activities, and attractions to enjoy!
About First Friday in Canton, OH
The First Friday in Canton, OH, celebration is a monthly event that brings visitors of all ages and from all areas in northeastern Ohio to downtown Canton. This monthly party features themed music, visual arts, and performance events for the whole family will enjoy, no matter what style of art you prefer. There is truly something for everyone and the buzz in the air on these Friday nights is electric.
First Friday is also a great opportunity to go on a self-guided tour of the local restaurants, shops, galleries, and studios in the arts district. You can dine at delicious eateries and pick up beautiful work to take home as a souvenir from a visit to our area. The fun usually starts with a special event at 5:30 at the Canton Museum of Art. Then, the partying continues downtown from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., rain or shine.
Upcoming First Friday Events
To keep things interesting, every First Friday event has a different theme. Some, like the March “Luck of the Irish” and October “Wizards & Witches” events tie in with upcoming holidays, while others are just for fun! Here are the upcoming First Friday 2017 events you don’t want to miss!
- March 3: Luck of the Irish
- April 7: Kids at Art
- May 5: Make Peace May
- June 2: Carnival
- July 7: 10 years of First Friday
- August 4: Chalk the Walk
- September 1: Pizza Wars
- October 6: Wizards & Witches
- November 3: Dia de los Muertos
- December 1: Buy Local
Attend First Friday in Canton, OH, and Stay with Us!
Make it a weekend to remember by staying at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast after your night in the arts district. Our luxurious bed and breakfast is just a short drive from Dellroy, OH. Our gorgeous inn overlooks Atwood Lake, making it a peaceful, private retreat for those looking to relax and unwind. Each stay at Whispering Pines includes a complimentary breakfast each morning, lavish guest room amenities. The Lily Pond Room, for example, includes a private balcony with expansive views of the lake, a cozy fireplace, and a 2-person whirlpool tub. Learn more about the Lily Pond Room and other spectacular guest rooms today. Then, book your next escape to Atwood Lake with us!
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