Helper First Friday

First Friday gives monthly opportunity to join your neighbors downtown in the evenings, with businesses and art galleries open after hours. Celebrate each month with themed events, such as Outlaw Days, Mardi Gras, and Dia de Los Muertos. Sample from food vendors and enjoy crafts for children hosted by Three Little Llamas. During winter months, live music, located within different shops, provides a jukebox atmosphere, with the opportunity to speak to exhibiting artists in the galleries. During summer months, First Friday takes on the atmosphere of a block party, with Main Street hosting live music, dances, a Helper-traditional Mattress Soapbox derby, food and art vendors, costume contests, and games for all ages. Students from elementary to college ages are also given an opportunity to exhibit artwork in pop-up galleries.