First Friday In Downtown Temple

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First Friday is one of downtown Temple's most exciting special events each month. With new themes every month, block parties, food, and drink deals, First Friday covers all areas of fun and entertainment on a night out in downtown Temple. Discover what we are most looking forward to this First Friday.

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 leave you satisfied. Start First Friday with a drink from this local downtown business.

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 a piano show by Russell Boyd beginning at 10 PM. Grab your friends and head out to this local bar on First Friday for entertainment and fun. Piano shows happen every Friday night at Green Door On Second, but there is something more enjoyable about going on a First Friday when downtown Temple is filled with people laughing and having fun. The piano show at Green Door On Second features audience members requesting songs for the pianist to sing so be sure to bring some extra cash or have your Venmo at the ready. You won't want to miss this exciting First Friday event.

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. 

The Yard Food Truck Plaza

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The Yard Food Truck Plaza is located in downtown Temple near Mo's Rail Yard Saloon and Gandy's Barber Shop. The current food trucks stationed at The Yard are Chock Full Of Cheese, You Da Man Noodle Man, Lulamae's Cajun Cuisine, 808 Island Grindz, Taqueria mi Lindo Nayarit, Mama Lama Mobile Kitchen, and Sabor Los Catrachos. Visit to learn more about the trucks. Be sure to check each truck's social media pages for their schedules. 

Enjoy the warm weather this First Friday by dining outside at The Yard on picnic-style seating and plenty of food options. 

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. Lenna Lane offers boutique clothes and a hat bar experience for guests to personalize their own one-of-a-kind hats. 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. 
The Artist 2 Artist Showcase hosts a market day each First Friday. First Friday attendees can find vendors of all kinds selling their handmade products and art. The event features many local artists and small businesses. The Artist 2 Artist Showcase Market will be set up at 5 S Main St.
Stop by O'Brien's to see artist Noel Johnson and purchase one of her acrylic paintings. 
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 Saloon, Fire Base Brewing Company, Green Door On Second, Hat Trick Sports Bar, 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. 

Want more nightlife fun and activities? Corkys Wine Bar hosts events such as karaoke and comedy nights. Spend your First Friday having a good laugh and a great time at this fun bar in downtown.

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.

Discover the perfect craft brew for you at FoxDog. With outdoor seating and an inviting atmosphere, FoxDog Cafe & Beer Garden makes for an excellent stop along your downtown stroll. From 4:30-10 PM, FoxDog will be open to serve wine and beer. This beer garden has over two dozen local Texas drink options available. 


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.