The First Friday Monthly Market will kick off it’s much anticipated 2019 season Today, April 5, from 6PM till 9PM on Washington St. in Downtown Camden.

The public is invited to come enjoy a relaxed evening with a large array of street vendors, live music, food, special children’s activities and more. Downtown shops stay open late for your shopping convenience while you enjoy the market.

The 2019 Season dates and themes will include:

  • April 5th • “Grow Camden”
    A look at special lawn & garden displays, competitions, etc.
  • May 3rd • “Magnificent May"
    A look at vintage circus
  • June 7th • “Dog Days"
    Enjoy a lazy summer evening with a pet parade
  • July 5th • “Rhythm & Blues”
    Celebrating great music
  • August 2nd • “Last Vacation”
    Getting your last fun in before the start of school
  • Sept. 6th • “A Taste of Camden”
    Come enjoy great food from area restaurant & dessert makers
  • Oct. 4th • “Celebrate Fall”
    Everything special about fall from hayrides to pumpkin carving
  • Nov. 1st • “Holiday Market”
    Getting everyone geared up for your holiday shopping

Less than a year from it’s inception in May 2018, First Friday: Monthly Market has grown immensely into one of the area’s most anticipated events. As a nonprofit organization aimed at encouraging and revitalizing the vibrancy of downtown Camden, event-goers always enjoy an intimate, hometown, family-friendly variety of local talent and entertainment. Whether it’s to try new cuisine or desserts, relax and listen to live music, peruse the local shops, discover new art, learn a new craft, gather information from other area businesses and organizations, let the kids play, or to just enjoy the fresh open air on a pleasant southern evening with friends and family, First Friday: Monthly Market truly has something for everyone.

Recently, in January 2019, the First Friday team proudly brought home the Bronze ALFIE Award for The Year’s Best New Event or Festival, provided by the Arkansas Festivals and Events Association.  First Friday was also named as a Finalist for the Bootstrap Award presented by Arkansas Parks and Tourism at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in February 2019.