First Fridays

First Friday Poster

The First Fridays in Downtown Charlevoix promotion will take place from 3-6pm and feature fun for the whole family.

Every First Friday in downtown Charlevoix, Charlevoix Main Street will host shopping nights and fun activities for families to enjoy in the heart of the city. First Friday invites locals and tourists alike to “treat themselves” to shopping, random giveaways, great food from local restaurants, and kid-friendly activities in Hoop Skirt and Van Pelt Alleys.

Prizes that have been donated by local businesses and organizations will be handed out to random people in the downtown between 3 – 6pm by a volunteer. Corn hole games will be set up in Hoop Skirt and Van Pelt Alleys. A DJ will play fun music on Bridge Street. Shops will stay open a little bit later and offer specials and giveaways. There is just enough time to enjoy the town before you settle in at a local restaurant for dinner or order takeout to enjoy at home.

For complete event info, visit or download the Life in Charlevoix mobile app.

Covid-19 precautions will be observed and encouraged throughout downtown Charlevoix. 

Specials and participating businesses:

  • $1 off movie tickets at Charlevoix Cinema III
  • Elements GalleryGift Certificate Drawings, 30% OFF all Spring Clothing, Additional sale items as well! 
  • In house dinner special at Scovie's Gourmet
  • Extended hours at Smoke on the Water
  • In store savings at The Taffy Barrel
  • Cherry Republic is going to bring back samples (at the side door in Van Pelt Alley) and offer a Free gift with $50 purchase
  • The Clothing Company
    is excited to showcase jewelry by local metalsmith Christine Leader from 3 to 7 pm. Her beautiful pieces feature Michigan stones, cast natural elements and recycled precious metals.
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts will be open that day and have extended hours to stay open for the event! The Dream to Reality exhibit featuring Charlevoix artist and author Kim Richelle is on display. Exhibit includes giant fairy wings painted on wall, offering a unique photo-op for visitors of all ages. Free admission and free, “Take & Make” fairy crafts for kids are available. 
  • Thistle will offer a gift with purchase + spend $25 on regular priced items and receive an extra 30% off a sale item + two people will win a signature candle

Prizes you could win: