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Hosting a First Friday Celebration to Remember

Hosting a First Friday Celebration to Remember

The first Friday of every month always provides a reason to celebrate! It’s the end of the work week, you can sleep in on Saturday and fun is guaranteed. Especially when Black Hawk’s HARD DISTRICT is involved; every First Friday celebration has been a hit this season! See for yourself here.

Between the times of 5 and 7 PM, Gregory Street Plaza is filled with the friendly faces of Gilpin County. The Woodbury Collective, basin + bend, and Mountain Poppy Boutique & Gift are all open for shopping while a live band plays on the cobblestone plaza. Mountain Poppy’s Wine Bar is always serving an array of wines, select beer and seltzers, and charcuterie!

First Friday Celebrations from May to October!

The shops on Gregory Street Plaza are always eager to open their doors to both new and familiar faces. A First Friday celebration is the perfect excuse to cultivate community in Black Hawk. During the warmer months, you can find the folks at Mountain Poppy’s Boutique & Gift, The Woodbury Collective and basin + bend providing exceptional service—there’s something for everyone at Black Hawk’s HARD DISTRICT!

The plaza is filled with various local artists playing with enthusiasm! With music from The Kind Mountain Band, The Alphatones (+ four members of The Alcapones), and Jimmy & Grady Lewis, you’ll want to make sure to bring a dancing partner. Some of these artists can also be found jamming out on Friday nights at JKQ BBQ!

This is the perfect Friday evening activity for the whole family. Breathing in the crisp mountain air, kids can run around the plaza while parents can sip on some wine and snack on a newly curated charcuterie board with different options each month.

The options are endless in this shopping community. Any outdoor and fishing gear needs can be found at basin + bend; holistic and apothecary items from local vendors are featured at The Woodbury Collective; and Mountain Poppy has unique clothing, books and household items to tempt your inner shopper.

Don’t forget to jaunt down to JKQ BBQ for a delicious meal and dessert! If the charcuterie doesn’t fill you up, this surely will. After viewing the menu at JKQ, you’ll be ready to have one of everything! This amazing restaurant and bar is just down the street from Gregory Street Plaza, allowing for an easy walk to dinner.

Keep Up with Events

As the months grow colder, our First Friday celebration is hitting pause. In order to keep up with the future events of Black Hawk’s HARD DISTRICT, stay connected with our Facebook and Instagram pages. We expect to plan more First Friday events come May 2023! We’re always looking forward to hosting celebrations and seeing the faces of Black Hawk!

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