‘First Friday’ community event returns to downtown Gadsden

What is First Friday?

On the First Friday of every month, Broad Street in downtown Gadsden is closed to traffic. The parking spaces are filled with classic cars, a motorcycles, food vendors, and more. Stores stay open late into the evening and downtown rocks with live entertainment, special events, sales, food and artists from all over. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and doesn’t end until 9 p.m. during the warmer months. As the air cools, the hours are from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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Downtown Gadsden is celebrating the return of First Friday on June 4, 2021. After many cancellations during the 2020 season, people will be welcomed to Broad Street and beyond in Downtown Gadsden for an evening gathering.

Entertainment will include The New Delusions at 2nd and Broad, Amanda Quarles at 3rd and Broad, Sherwood Seven at 4th and Broad, and Glen Williams at 5th and Broad.

“We know that many people are excited to have this event return to Downtown Gadsden,” said Kay Moore, DGI director. “We are looking forward to a great time and encourage everyone to support our downtown businesses.”


The guidelines for First Friday include no pets, no personal coolers or glass containers, no skateboards or roller blades and no advertising or fundraising. For additional information, please visit downtowngadsden.com.

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