FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

AUGUST FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

AUGUST 7, 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 this Friday, August 7. Members of the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market will be set up on 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.

Live Stream concerts on the Historic Downtown Bryan, Texas Facebook page!
7:00 PM Ethan Hanson Music
8:00 PM Bloem Music with Joe Hamiter

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
All The King's Men
Astin Mansion Event Center - open for historical tours
Bavarian Brauhaus
Bird's Nest Gifts & Antiques
Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.. - to go orders only
Brazos Glassworks
Burr's Unfinished Furniture
Caffé Capri - outdoor dining only or to go orders
Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant
Catalena Hatters
The Chocolate Gallery of B/CS
Ci's Funky Findz
Cilantro Mexican Grill
Cocoa's Pantry
Corner of Time Antiques & Collectibles Mall
Divaz Couture
The Downtown Elixir and Spirits Company - to go orders only
D'Vine Cuisine
The Frame Gallery
Harvest Coffee Bar
ITZA BIP
Kolache Capital Bakery
Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse
Madden's Casual Gourmet
Margie's Bar & Grill
Mr G's Pizzeria
Must Be Heaven - Main St.
Old Bryan Marketplace
Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine
The Proudest Monkey
Purple Turtle Art Studio
Rabbit Hole Antiques & Collectibles
Ramblin Rose Mercantile
Restaurant San Jose
Ronin Farm & Restaurant
Rx Pizza
String & Horn Shop
Taco Crave B/CS
Texas Rose Boutique
The Village and Art979 Gallery Open for to-go orders only.

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.