First Friday Las Vegas continues to grow with more artwork, galleries, entertainment and events at the popular outdoor festival, which brings thousands of locals and visitors to Downtown Las Vegas. The next First Friday Las Vegas takes place Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. until midnight.
FIRST FRIDAY LAS VEGAS HIGHLIGHTS:
CASINO CENTER HUB
Location: Casino Center and Colorado Ave.
Art Style: Emerging artists, arts, crafts
6 p.m. – The Kids Zone will feature a visit by Santa Claus from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., as well as games and interactive activities throughout the night.
This area will also house a toy drive for Toys for Tots to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation. Any attendee that donates toys between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. will receive two raffle tickets. The onsite raffle will take place at 9 p.m. where First Friday staff will raffle off five beautiful, fresh Christmas trees to get everyone in the holiday spirit. An additional raffle will be held at the conclusion of Lotus Broadcasting’s Toys for Tots campaign, featuring a spectacular prize.
A Christmas Tree Lot will also be set up where families can purchase their fresh Christmas tree for the holidays. A gift wrapping station will also be set up compliments of Yelp, helping make holiday shopping at First Friday more fun and convenient.
7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema @theatre7
A mix of film, music videos and trailers put together specially for First Friday Las Vegas as the event expands to include 3rd Street from Colorado south to Utah.
theatre7 (1406 S. 3rd)
Also starting at theatre7 and showcased along 3rd Street, a Classic Car Show, art and food vendors.
Two stages with live music and DJ performances programmed from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The Lyon’s Den Stage (Casino Center & Colorado)
Live music begins at 6 p.m. featuring:
Dinner Music For The Gods
The California Stage (Casino Center & California)
Live music and entertainment begins at 6 p.m. featuring:
Kalsey Kulyk Band
Interactive comedy with Matt Donnelly
DJ Joey D
Sons of Insanity
FREMONT STREET EAST
Location: Fremont Street and 6th
Art Style: Urban and street art
Activities: Live painting throughout the evening on the Downtown Project bus by artist Gums. Street art fair with food trucks and bar service.
Main Stage (Fremont & 6th)
Main stage with live music and DJ performances programmed from 6 p.m. until midnight featuring acts including:
Last Night in Mexico
Where the Fallen Lie
DJ Matt Lucio
HOURS OF OPERATION:
6 p.m. until midnight
Shuttle service will run from 5:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
There will be ample free parking as well as $5 parking lots.*
*If you park in unauthorized parking areas, you may be subject to towing.
The Stratosphere parking garage; shuttle runs to the Casino Center Hub
City Hall Garage (Stewart and Las Vegas Blvd.); shuttle runs to the Casino Center Hub
Clark County Government Center; shuttle loops to the Casino Center Hub as well as Fremont Street East.
First Friday Las Vegas has been a mainstay of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas for nine years. In 2011, just shy of the October nine year anniversary, the arts and culture festival welcomed a new ownership group, First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, comprised of Zappos.com executives Tony Hsieh, Fred Mossler and Steve Hill, as well as downtown developer Andrew Donner and Joey Vanas. The outdoor event features several areas throughout Downtown Las Vegas that showcase artists of all calibers and genres, supplementing with live music, food and other celebratory events.