Eat, Listen and Explore Thomasville First Fridays

Downtown Thomasville hosts First Fridays April-November. Here's why you'll want to be there.

When you walk through Downtown Thomasville, you know you’re in a unique place. This is a place where culinary arts and creative spirits combine for a festive atmosphere, with plenty of food and fun.

I think when people think of a small southern town, they think of a sleepy, kind of village atmosphere,” said Sarah Turner, who is the Director of Events and Communications. “And we do have pieces of Thomasville that are like that, but one of the things that excite me about it is that it’s very much alive. We’ve got this heartbeat that is downtown and this creative district area and this amphitheater area that really lends a unique and crafty feel to things.”

What are Thomasville First Fridays?

First Fridays are open to the public, and at its core are free concerts downtown.

“Participating shops and restaurants stay open late, so it’s a wonderful chance to kind of showcase everything that’s going on here, and enjoy some music in a really relaxed and fun environment,” Turner added.

Downtown Thomasville features over 100 unique shops and restaurants. Almost all of the restaurants are locally-owned.

“When you’re shopping local and dining local you’re really supporting so much more than just the shop owners. You’re supporting the city as a whole and the community as a whole so it’s a beautiful thing.