First Friday Cortez

May-December Annually | Around Cortez

Join us for this monthly celebration of community and the arts, shopping, and dining in Cortez, Colorado! Sponsored by CREA and the LOR Foundation, First Friday Cortez is the creative collaboration of the Cortez Cultural Center and ZU Gallery.

With a focus on the arts in our city, First Friday Cortez is growing to include many locations around town. Businesses participate the first Friday of each month by offering customers First Friday specials, including discounts, sidewalk sales, giveaways, food & beverage, and even live music.

Cortez residents and visitors can enjoy self-guided tours of local galleries and businesses featuring rotating artwork, take advantage of extended First Friday hours at favorite shops, and relax over a meal at one our many great dining spots.

How Can My Business Participate?

Are you a Cortez business interested in participating in First Friday? We hope you do! Collaborative marketing efforts help everyone know what’s happening all over town. And First Fridays are a great way to say “thank you” to customers, old and new, while promoting community spirit.

Joining in as a First Friday Cortez business participant is easy:

  • SIGN UP NOW to ensure your location is listed in the official monthly First Friday Cortez Facebook Event!
  • Offer a sale, extend your hours, request a Cortez Cash Card for a giveaway, host an artist – any idea is welcome.
  • Create a First Friday Facebook Event (start it with “FIRST FRIDAY – ” then list your event title) and post your business’s plans via social media. Share the official First Friday Cortez Facebook Event on your page as well!
  • Partner with other Cortez businesses and help make our First Friday Cortez fantastic each month!

Questions? Ideas? Contact the First Friday Cortez Team.

Follow CREA for First Friday Details

Watch for updates and event details from CREA each month on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s all celebrate our local arts, shopping, and dining by supporting local business. See you for FIRST FRIDAY CORTEZ!

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