Food | Wine
First Friday is Gainesville's largest happy hour with food and drink specials at over 35 participating downtown locations!!
We’ve imported all the best beer, brats, and saurkraut Germany has to offer for Swamptoberfest First Friday! This amazing event will feature a series of beer drinking games and contests with incredible prizes; featured Swamptoberfest craft beer and German-inspired bites at participating venues; chicken dance every hour on the hour; plenty of lederhosen and traditional Oktoberfest outfits. Join Gainesville’s largest happy hour with food and drink specials at over 35 locations, carriage rides, huge raffle,... http://eventful.com/gainesville/events/swamptoberfest-first-friday-/E0-001-058444658-9?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=events&SREF=FBEvent
Dice Roll Contest:
Don't miss the opportunity to roll the Pledge 5 dice to win a Honda Accord! Every hour on the hour you can gamble a VIP tab or pledge 5 community service hours to us! You get 5 rolls to spell out H-O-N-D-A and if you succeed, walk away with the keys to a brand new Accord, courtesy of Honda of Gainesville. Everyone is a WINNER!
Roll the following:
H: 5 Raffle tickets for the End Of The Night Raffle presented by Monster Energy
H - O: Pair of VIP First Friday Tickets
H - O - N: Pair of Vampires' Ball Festival Tickets
H - O - N - D: Cruise for Two to the Bahamas
H - O - N - D - A: New Honda Accord
Buy Local Drive
Donate to our drive by pledging to buy local through out the month of September!
First Friday Passport & Raffle
Your free First Friday passport can be picked up at the Opera House between Lillian’s Music Store and Harry’s Seafood, Bar, and Grille between 5pm and 10pm. The passport unlocks specials at over 35 downtown bars and restaurants! Don't forget at 10pm we end the night with our Monster Raffle!
Purchase a VIP wristband for $25 to get free food, drinks, carriage rides, raffle entry, valet parking and more! Stop at any of the designated VIP locations and get treated like First Friday royalty.
With over 35 participating businesses, First Friday is Gainesville's largest happy hour! Businesses include Sharab Lounge, Vellos Brickstreet Grill, Harry’s Seafood, Bar, and Grille, The Gelato Company, Dragonfly, Rockey's, Emiliano's Cafe, Tall Paul’s Brew House, Misty Edge Carriage Rides, Maude’s, Hippodrome Theatre, Lillian’s Music Store, Main Street Bar & Billiards, Sweet Mel’s, Liquid Ginger, Clockwork Studios, Relish, The Midnight, and more!
Find out about all the First Friday activities at www.firstfridaygainesville.com
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Honda of Gainesville
Alter Ego Fitness
Carey Meldon, Attorney at Law
EndZone Bar and Grill
KISS 105.3 FM
Digital Scheme, LLC.
Thanks to our community partners:
Key West Cigar Bar
Taste of Siagon
Pledge 5 Foundation
Flashbacks Package and Lounge
First Friday Gainesville
Alter Ego Fitness - Downtown
6th Street Salon
Hurricane Alt & Starter
Pledge 5 Foundation encourages individuals to develop charitable habits by organizing manageable charity drives, meaningful volunteer opportunities and rewards for participation.
Pledge 5 Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c3 corporation and as such, all gifts, contributions, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.