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South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Every 1st Friday
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE
SoFA District (San Jose) | South First Street and William Street, San Jose, CA


South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month.

Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free monthly art walk on and around First Street in San Jose.

Check out the full lineup of art and music events each month.

South First Friday Participating venues
Subject to change

  • Anno Domini
  • Art Ark
  • Art Glass Center of San Jose
  • Caffé Frascati
  • Downtown Yoga Shala
  • Good Karma
  • Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery
  • KALEID Gallery
  • MACLA
  • Metro Photo Exhibit
  • Phantom Galleries
  • Pho69
  • Psycho Donuts
  • San Jose Jazz
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
  • SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery
  • South First Billiards & Lounge
  • TechShop San Jose
  • Works/San Jose

Updated 5/31/19 – Event info last checked via website


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Art & Museums, Live Music, Recurring - Monthly, Shopping & Fashion, South Bay
Address: South First Street and William Street, San Jose, CA

Friday, September 6, 2019

5:00 am   Great Reno Balloon Race 2019 | World’s Largest Free Hot-Air Ballooning Event  FREE
All Day   History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All Day   Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All Day   First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All Day   Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz  FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
11:00 am   Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco  FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
12:00 pm   Rotunda Dance Series: Cuicacalli Dance Company | SF City Hall  FREE
12:00 pm   Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk/New Orleans Blues | Oakland  FREE
All Day   2019 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area  FREE
3:00 pm   “Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pm   Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm   “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival  FREE
5:00 pm   Film Night in the Park “Bohemian Rhapsody” Sing-Along | McLaren Park  FREE
5:00 pm   Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art  FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
5:00 pm   “Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF  FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pm   Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland  FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pm   Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk  FREE
6:00 pm   Free Summer Concert: 60s-80s Classic Rock Revue | San Bruno  FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
6:00 pm   “Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   $5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills  $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm   Free Outdoor Movie Night: Wreck It Ralph 2 | Hayward  FREE*
*Event begins at 6 pm. Movie begins after dark between 8-8:15 pm.
6:00 pm   First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:30 pm   Starlight Movie Night: “Ralph Breaks the Intenet” | Alameda  FREE
6:30 pm   Museum Heist: An After-Hours Free Escape Room Game | South SF  FREE*
*13+ event. Fully booked, but can be waitlisted.
7:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose  FREE
7:00 pm   Workshop First Fridays | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2019 Kick Off | SF  FREE
7:15 pm   San Mateo’s Movies in the Park Kick Off: Wreck It Ralph 2 | 2019  FREE
7:30 pm   Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pm   San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays  FREE
8:00 pm   2019 Movie Under the Stars: Jumanji (2017) | Menlo Park  FREE
8:00 pm   The San Francisco Summer Cocktail Party 2019  FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm   Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday  FREE
8:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose  FREE
8:00 pm   Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown  FREE
9:00 pm   “Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale  FREE
9:30 pm   “HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
10:00 pm   Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF  FREE*
*Free before 6 pm. $5 in advance otherwise, $10 at the door.
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