APRIL 2, 2021 

 First Friday happens all day long! Come visit your favorite restaurant or shop in Downtown Bryan.

Farmer's Market Area

Members of the Brazos Valley Farmer's Market will be set up along Main St. between 26th St. and 28th St. from 5-9pm. Masks are required inside the street closure area. Please practice social distancing while visiting and sanitation stations will be available in front of the Queen Theatre.

Palace Theater Performance

Thirteenth Hour starting at 7 p.m.

Community Groups and Non Profits

Aggie Relo in front of Carnegie History Center

The RELLIS Academic Alliance in front of Carnegie History Center

Charity the Clown in front of Papa Perez

Triumphant Trends Aspiring Motivational Group by Subway

Entrepreneur Class by Sweet Relish Cafe

KAMU by Sweet Relish Cafe

Aggie Magic Circle in 26th St Closure

Kappa Alpha Theta - Rock the CASA 5K in 26th St Closure

TAMU Architecture Class in 26th St Closure

Street Musicians

Mark Daniel Band at 212 N. Bryan Ave

Caroline Lobb in front of Design Superstore

Brazos Valley Belly Dance in front of Caffe Capri

Nick Roman in front of Burr's Unfinished Furniture

The Extras in front of Legal Monkeys

The Bryan Piano Man in front of Earth Art

The following businesses will be open on First Friday. Most businesses will be open during normal daytime operating hours. Please visit business page for specific First Friday extended hours and current operations.
3rd on Main
808 Technologies
Aggie Relo
All The King's Men
Astin Mansion 

Art of War
Bavarian Brauhaus 
Bird's Nest Gifts & Antiques
Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.: Live music from Kristy Kruger and tasty crawfish.
Brazos Glassworks

Burr's Boho: Grand opening during First Friday! Open until 9 p.m.
Burr's Unfinished Furniture
Caffé Capri
Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant: Music from 5:30-8:45pm with Richard Lara “ Baby Boomer”
Catalena Hatters
The Chocolate Gallery of B/CS 
Cilantro Mexican Grill
Cocoa's Pantry
Corner of Time Antiques & Collectibles Mall
The Downtown Elixir and Spirits Company
D'Vine Cuisine 
Ed's Bookshop
The Frame Gallery: Open late with wine tasting. The Sexual Assault Resource Center is partnering with The Frame Gallery in Downtown Bryan to display and sell works of art that have been donated for survivors of sexual assault.

Halo Club
Harvest Coffee Bar

Hudson Barber Emporium: Classic cars parked in front of Hudson Barber.

Kolache Capital Bakery
Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse
Margie's Bar & Grill

The Maroon Tiki Bar: Grand Opening! 
Mr. G's Pizzeria

Murphy's Law 
Must Be Heaven
Old Bryan Marketplace
Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine
The Proudest Monkey
Purple Turtle Art Studio

The Queen Theatre

Rabbit Hole Antiques & Collectibles
Restaurant San Jose

Remax 20/20 

Rising Dawn Home Interiors: Grand Opening Event! 
Ronin Restaurant: Live Music is from 7-9pm, Happy Hour: 1/2 off our cocktails + spirits from 5-6pm

Rx Pizza
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

Savage Diva: Open late with wine tasting

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop
String & Horn Shop
Studio Yoga
Taco Crave B/CS
Texas Rose Boutique
The Village and Art979 Gallery: LIVEart at The Village Cafe! Come by and see some live art demonstrations. Music by Ricky Montijo

Voices for Children: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Stop by Voices for Children to purchase a Blue Ribbon to be displayed in our front window during the month of April. Show your support in the fight against child abuse.

Water to Wine Productions

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. 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.


Destination Bryan 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.

Main St. from 26th Street to 28th and 26th Street from Bryan Ave to Parker Ave 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.

Destination Bryan reserves the right to deny or revoke the permit of any participate the DB does not deem family friendly.