FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

OCTOBER 2, 2020 

First Friday might look a little bit different these days, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy Downtown Bryan! First Friday happens all day long! Come visit your favorite restaurant or shop.

More information coming soon! 

At this time there will not be a live concert, street musicians or other community groups at First Friday. Please practice safe guidelines while out in public. Self-screen before leaving the house and stay home if you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please wear a face mask or covering. Stay at least 6 feet away from others outside your party at all times, inside and outside. Follow the rules of the businesses and all directions from employees. Wash or sanitize your hands before interacting with items or employees and after paying. 

Here are some preventative actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

  • Carry and use hand sanitizer regularly, especially before eating.

  • Individuals may not be in a group larger than 10 individuals (including those within the individual’s household). Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet of separation from individuals. When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.

  • Individuals should maintain 6 feet of separation from others outside the individual’s group.

 

Before coming to First Friday please remember to self screen if you have the possible following COVID-19 symptoms: 

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Diarrhea

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

  • Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. To the extent possible, avoid being within 6 feet with individuals aged 65 and older. Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home as much as possible.

 

In compliance with Gov. Abbott’s face covering order, everyone over the age of 10 shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.

GENERAL FIRST FRIDAY INFORMATION

The Downtown Bryan Association holds the permit for First Friday and as such, is the entity that determines who is allowed to participate. Arts and culture have always been a centerpiece of First Friday. Artists, musicians and non-profits are accepted with careful review.

 

First Friday is a free event open to the public.

No selling is allowed on sidewalks.

Political activities or solicitations are not allowed during First Friday.

26th Street between Main St. and Carnegie Alley will be closed as well as Main St. from 26th Street to 28th from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. for First Friday.

There is parking available at the Roy R Kelly building/parking garage.

All participants of First Friday, including artists, performers, and non-profits, must be family friendly.

The Downtown Bryan Association reserves the right to deny or revoke the permit of any participate the DBA does not deem family friendly.