Ironwood First Friday


First Friday Logo 2020

The first Friday of every month brings special happenings in Downtown Ironwood--from live music events, art exhibits, extended retail store hours, and pop-up shops, to in-season Farmer's and Artisan's market.   Ironwood's new City Square, Depot Park, the Art Park, selected downtown businesses, and the Historic Ironwood Theatre all provide venues for a wide variety of theme-focused activities.

For craft/vendor registration, contact Anne Atwood at 906.285.9773 or Tim Erickson at 906.932.5050.


January 7, 2022 - Find your SISU - SISU Ski Fest; Vendors in downtown businesses, and City Square.

February 4, 2022 - Valentine -- Love Your Neighbor - Pride UP fund-raisers; Vendors at Time Again Studios, Cold Iron Brewing, Kids crafting at the Downtown Art Place.

March 4, 2022 - Seeds of Change -- Seed starting demonstration and class at Northwind Natural Foods Co-op; vendors at Time Again Studios, Incredible Bank, and Cold Iron Brewing Co.

April 1, 2022 - Art Showcase & Demonstrations - Art vendors at Incredible Bank, Time Again Studios, & Cold Iron Brewing; Sexual Assault Awareness Month with DOVE, Inc.

May 6, 2022 - Helping Hands/Healing Hearts - Mental Health Awareness Month.  Art and craft vendors at the Incredible Bank, Time Again Studios, & Cold Iron Brewing from 4-7pm. Time Again Studios will have live DJ and music from 4-7pm.  Free youth art activity at Incredible Bank from 4-7pm.  Complimentary wine and tea tasting at Northwind Co-op from 4-7pm as well as introduction of their new Kids Snack Account program & free snack mix activity from 4-7 pm.   Free movie ["Oh, God!" starring George Burns] at Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 pm.  Inky Lunta 75 Challenge group photo at City Square State at 5:30 p.m. Community green ribbon art project in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

June 3, 2022 - LGBTQ Pride - Summer Music Series -- "Tales of Laughing Fox" from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on City Square Stage; Vendors at City Square; Complimentary wine and tea tasting at Northwind Co-op from 4-7pm; Movie at Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 pm; Downtown Pride UP 2022 celebrations, June 10-12.

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July 1, 2022 - Beauty of America 
- Summer Music Series - First Friday; art vendors at City Square, Farmer's and Artisan Market at City Square.  Summer music series at the City Square Stage--"Zach Pietrini"  from 5:30 to 7:00.  Promoting harmony, heritage, and the Emberlight Festival of the Arts as the theme focus.

August 5, 2022 - Block Party - Summer Music Series  -  First Friday;  Art in the Park at the Miner's Memorial Heritage Park. Farmer's and Artisan Market;  Art vendors at City Square.  Summer music series at the City Square Stage -- "Paige Hargrove" from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

September 2, 2022 - Tracks and Trails - Summer Music Series  -  A theme focus on being active and in nature; Farmer's and Artisan Market at City Square.  Summer music series at the City Square Stage -- "XTRA" from 5:30 - 7pm.

October 7, 2022 - Plaidurday - Art vendors located in various businesses.  Partnering with Stormy Kromer, downtown gathering for the Plaidurday street photo.  Evening film at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

November 4 - Furry Friday - Partnering with HOPE Animal Shelter, thematic focus on our furry pet friends.  Art vendors in various downtown businesses. H.O.P.E Scavenger Hunt from 4pm to 6pm throughout Downtown Ironwood.  Vendors at COLD IRON BREWERY:  Maryna Rouse, Copper jewelry; Sharlene Schaffer, fabric arts, jams, relishes; Doug Kikkebush, glass, mixed media; Sandy Harden, local and personalized art; Nico Duncanson, alcohol ink & resin jewelry; HOPE information station; League of Women Voters infomation; SUFFOLK STREET EATERY:  Stephanie Soule, Soule Sweets; Holiday Barkk Chocolates sampling; WHITE RABBIT TASTING ROOM: Amy Ackley Anderson, art exhibit; CONTRAST COFFEE:  Artist Saga Erickson, Stark Raven Studios; FABRIC PATCH:  draw for a discount 10-4 before scavenger hunt; IRON INK TATOOS:  Khalil Zender, Metalsmith; YOOPER WREATH:  new retail space open house 4-7; HISTORIC IRONWOOD THEATRE:  7:00 film, "DOG"; DOWNTOWN ART PLACE:  open until 7:00 p.m.

December 2 - Jack Frost Festival and Northern Elves Market - Celebrating wintertime/holiday arts and crafts, with vendors in the Historic Ironwood Depot, Cold Iron Brewing, and Time Again Studios.  City Square Carolers.