First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6 to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. Make a day of it by visiting the attractions, shops, and art galleries on Roanoke Island. Then, join us downtown for the First Friday celebration and finish the day with a delicious food and drink experience.