First Friday In Downtown Temple

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First Friday is a highly anticipated monthly event in downtown Temple that offers a variety of exciting activities for visitors. Each month features a new theme and includes activities such as block parties, food and drink specials, and a range of entertainment options. It's the perfect way to enjoy a lively night out in downtown Temple. Join us as we look forward to the upcoming First Friday and all it has to offer!

Tea Time & Snacks

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Cha Community features premium boba and milk teas and a few specialty items. Enjoy a comforting jasmine milk tea, a colorful galaxy lemonade, or a strawberries and cream blend. Drinks are customizable to your liking. Choose your sweetness level and take your pick from a variety of toppings. Stop by this tea shop in the heart of downtown Temple for the perfect boba drink that will satisfy you. Start First Friday with a drink from this local downtown business.

Helados La Azteca is an ice cream and Mexican snack shop nestled in downtown Temple. When you visit on First Friday, you'll be treated to an array of delectable and authentic Mexican treats, including refreshing Horchata, tangy Mangonadas, savory nachos, and a variety of unique and delightful popsicles. The shop is beloved by both children and adults, and they take pride in offering a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for all their customers to enjoy. While you are there, be sure to take a photo at their fun mural outside the shop.

Weird Doughs Bakery also stays open late to cater to First Friday guests. With one-of-a-kind desserts and snacks, Weird Dough's is a great stop for any day in Downtown Temple!

Experience Live Music

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You can always find live music and entertainment on First Friday in Downtown Temple. Whether among the nightlife scene, at a local restaurant, or at an activity hosted by a local attraction, there's live music around every corner. This First Friday you may spot The Virtuosos, musicians from Academie Musique, or local singers and songwriters. 
At Green Door On Second, visitors can enjoy karaoke nights. Grab your friends and head out to this local bar on First Friday for entertainment and fun. There are several nights throughout the week that this local business offers live entertainment and music, but there is something more enjoyable about going on a First Friday when downtown Temple is filled with people laughing and having fun. You won't want to miss this exciting First Friday event.
Looking for a lively and entertaining night out in Downtown Temple? Consider visiting Bird Creek Brewing, where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of live music performances. Bird Creek Brewing regularly features talented bands and musicians, creating an inviting space for music enthusiasts to enjoy. Before the show, you can also indulge in a delicious dinner at the brewery, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of great food and fantastic live music. Don't miss the opportunity to groove along to the captivating beats and melodies in the beer garden, as the bands at Bird Creek Brewing are sure to set the perfect tone for an enjoyable night out.

Downtown Temple is known for having some incredible restaurants. Cuisine types in downtown Temple range from American classics like burgers, pizzas, and steaks to Asian cuisine and sushi. There's delicious food to enjoy at every turn in downtown Temple. Stop by Treno Pizzeria, Bird Creek Burger Co., La Dalat Vietnamese Cuisine, Thai Cafe, or Nami Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar for dinner on First Friday. For an upscale dinner, visit Cheeves Bros. Steak House or Pignetti's. No matter where you order food in downtown Temple on First Friday, your taste buds will thank you. 

With so many great First Friday specials happening throughout the downtown district, visitors and locals will want to take advantage of the sales at all the shops. The Hub is home is a vendor-based shop with many vendor booths inside. For antique collectors, 2nd Street Emporium, Parlour Antiques & Oddities, Relics Antiques, Darling Decor & More have plenty to shop and see. Clover Lane offers boutique clothes and a hat bar experience for guests to personalize their own one-of-a-kind hats. Main Street Design and Consign also features boutique clothing and Judy Blue Jeans that are always a hit. The local shop also features consignment furniture and refinished finds. Want to shop for a cozy-smelling candle? The Wick & Burn has candles for sale and a pour-your-own-candle activity. There are also several consignment stores to shop at.
Take a moment to support your local small businesses and shop in downtown this First Friday.

Downtown Art

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There is art and artists all around the downtown district. 
Stop by O'Brien's to see artist Noel Johnson and purchase one of her acrylic paintings. 
The Art Dept. and The Wreck Center are the perfect way to make- and break- your own art in Downtown Temple. The Art Dept. features a gallery of beautiful works by local artists. Visitors can also stop by The Wreck Center to create a splatter paint canvas or utilize one of the rage rooms to unleash some emotion, rack up the adrenaline, and destroy a few breakables.
Downtown Temple is also home to miniature art train statues and murals. There are currently eight art trains in downtown Temple. Each art train tells a special story about the business and community it represents. Can you find all the art trains stationed around the downtown district on First Friday? Murals in downtown Temple include the iconic Treno pizza and coffee mural, The Hub's alley mural of flowers and colorful fun, a matcha mural at Cha Community, and more. Discover our Instagram-worthy art page for more information.

Stay For The Brews

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Let the festivities continue. If you enjoy crafts, drafts, and satisfying brews, downtown Temple has several bars and breweries to visit. BJs Brewery & Tasting Room, Mo's Rail Yard SaloonGreen Door On Second, Hat Trick Sports Bar, Cantina 1948, Bird Creek Brewing, and O'Brien's Irish Pub all offer excellent options to choose from. Take a look at the First Friday specials to see if your favorite downtown nightlife scene has a few of your favorite drinks at a special discounted price. 

Like to have a variety of options and a pour-your-own style tap wall that charges by the ounce? Treno Pizzeria & Taproom has 36 self-pour taps for your enjoyment. Beer and pizza? What could be a better pairing?

J Kowboy Wine Bar, located next to La Dalat Vietnamese Cuisine, offers an inviting atmosphere and wine options for those looking to spend time with friends at a sophisticated wine bar in downtown Temple.


A Special Event Worth Attending

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With so many local businesses participating in First Friday, something exciting is always happening in downtown Temple. Discover activities, food and drink specials, live music, brews, family-friendly fun, and more by visiting the First Friday page for more information. First Friday in downtown Temple is one of the best, local-favorite events happening in Temple. Mark your calendars and get ready to attend this event every month.  

Worried about finding a place to park in downtown? If you plan to attend First Friday, you can park in the City Hall parking lot for free. Finding on-street parking spaces fill up quickly, but the parking lot at City Hall is open and has plenty of spaces available. Visitors can also make use of the 1st St. parking garage for more options.