Canton First Friday!




First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District in Canton, OH featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round!




First Friday Schedule:
April 7- Kids at Art (download the map here)
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

This page is information regarding Canton Ohio’s First Friday. For Canton, Georgia’s First Friday, click here.

Food vendor, artist, and nonprofit spaces are only available May-October. Please click here for vendor applications.




Canton First Friday is presented by The Downtown Canton Special Improvement District and ArtsinStark, brought to you by Kempthorn Motors.

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Canton First Friday is a monthly celebration! To check out all events visit our Facebook Event Page here.

Booking, Vending & More:

Interested in participating in First Friday, check out the above link for all the details and applications.


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