First Friday is a celebration of music, food, and fun. The event will be held on the square in Center City Harrisburg, on Market and Second Streets during the months of May, June, July, and August of 2001. The First Friday events are a collaboration of many groups and organizations such as the City of Harrisburg, Harrisburg Young Professionals, and the Downtown Development Committee.
The mission and purpose of the First Friday event is to host a summer city music festival that is a vehicle to enhance, promote the regions appreciation and understanding and for everyone to experience Downtown Harrisburg. The First Friday events are also a way of showcasing the cultural diversity of out region through music.

First Fridays are held on the first Friday of each month during the months of May, June, July and August.