First Friday Fredericksburg: Starry, Starry Nights

In the heart of the heart of Fredericksburg, woven into the tapestry of America’s most historic city, are eight art galleries and studios, each one a vibrant celebration of visual creativity. And on First Fridays for the past 30 years, the galleries have drawn thousands downtown to check out local art, rub shoulders with the artists, hear street-corner musicians, and sample the fares and wares at downtown’s 21 restaurants and 30 late-night shops. Some, if they’re of age, buy a beverage so they can sip and stroll–walking, talking, and gawking at the diverse riches downtown Fredericksburg has to offer. Others hop on and off the free trolley that loops through the arts and business district. Exhibitions. Performances. Special Events. FXBG First Friday is no still life. It’s worlds within worlds, waiting for you to explore.

July First Friday Details:

July 7, 2023

Free Trolley Shuttle: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Sip and Stroll: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (last call at 8:30pm)
Art galleries, retailers and restaurants are open late.

Art Galleries

This month’s exhibitions:

List coming soon.

Sip & Stroll Restaurants


Agora Coffee

Alpine Chef

Benny Vitali’s

Billiken’s Smokehouse

Capital Ale House

Courtyard Marriott

Curitiba Art Cafe


Harry’s Ale House

Juan More Taco

Mellow Mushroom



Ristorante Renato

Sammy T’s

Sedona Taphouse

Soup & Taco



Water’s End Brewery

Wild Hare Cider

Open Late Retailers

Check business pages for hours

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop

Alpine Chef

Ava Laurenne Bride

Backdoor Gallery

Centerpieces Studio

City Vino

Curitiba Art Cafe

Duly Noted

Fredericksburg Cupcake

FXBG Visitor Center

Italian Station

Jewel Box

Katora Coffee


Latitudes Fair Trade

Manarc Re-Sale Store

Modern Shaman Art & Wellness



Paymon Fine Rugs

Phosphene Studio

Pieces FXBG



River Rock Outfitter

Rocking Horse Gallery

Sugar & Spruce

Sweet Sheep Candy & Wonder Emporium

The Card Cellar

Willow FXBG

Wine & Design


Zynda Apothecary

Non-Profit Org

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July 2023

Download/Print the July 2023 Map here. (Coming Soon)