May First Friday

Connect Downtown Oshkosh


Join us for our May First Friday in Downtown Oshkosh! Enjoy all Downtown Oshkosh has to offer the first Friday of each month from 4-9pm. Every First Friday, we’ll list where you can find the coolest art galleries, shop late, see awesome live musicians, enjoy great cuisine and local beverages and partake in fun downtown experiences. 

Stay tuned! All of May’s participating businesses will be announced soon!


Gardina’s Kitchen + Bar – 448 N Main St
Edsel Labillois Art Exhibit

Becket’s – 2 Jackson St
Dylan Stolley Art Exhibit

New Moon Cafe – 401 N Main St
Lydia E Nye Art Exhibit

House of Heroes – 407 N Main St (Outside)
Sign up for the 3rd annual Mark Gruenwald Comic Book Creation Challenge! Collect your art kit and get excited about this year’s challenge!

Jambalaya – 413 N Main St
Featuring new art from Julia Flanigan!

Manila Resto – 107 Algoma Blvd
Featuring local artist, Corinne Conrad

The Artful Gift – 9 Waugoo Ave
Featuring yarn art by local artist, Andrea Lee



Fletch’s Local Tap House – 566 N Main St
More Then Merry & Luma Knotty – show begins at 8:30pm!

Manila Resto – 107 Algoma Blvd
Enjoy dinner and live music with John Harmon & Co. from 6-9pm!

Blonde Russian – 315 Market St
Kurt Shipe & Ross Catterton perform from 6-7:30pm!



Bar 430 – 430 N Main St
Try the featured crab cake appetizer special and enjoy $3 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA pints!

Wagner Market – 502 N Main St
Third Space Brewing craft beer tasting until 6pm!



Copper Hall – 203 Otter Ave
Fight Against Human Trafficking presented by Oshkosh West High School senior, Lizzie Kiefer
Learn about human trafficking in Africa and how you can help from 4-9pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase – all proceeds will go toward the fight against human trafficking.

The Venture Project- 210 N Main St
Ultra-Networking, beer pong, TikTok tournament, music, cash-prizes and more from 6-9pm!

Caramel Crisp Cafe – 200 City Center
Puppies on the Patio!
Enjoy cocktails, wine beer and treats for your furry friends from 5-8pm!



Moss + Grant – 428 N Main St
Open until 8pm! Free gift with purchase

Frugal Fashion – 452 N Main St
Open until 8pm!

Blonde Russian – 315 Market St
Open until 9pm! Live music from 6pm-7:30pm

2 Blondes – 461 N Main St
Open until 8pm! 20% off one item!

Brinkley’s Boutique – 419 N Main St
Open until 7pm! 10% off regular price merchandise and “B” Kind Bracelet release party where proceeds will go to the Williams Syndrome Association.

The Artful Gift – 9 Waugoo Ave
Open until 8pm! Check out their featured yarn art from local artist Andrea Lee

Market Boutique – 224 N Main St
Open until 8pm! Get 10, 15 or 20% off an item or win a gift set (2 winners)! Free mini gift with every purchase.

Britton’s Walk-Over Footwear – 435 N Main St
Open until 7pm! Offering 20% off one item!

Olive & Rose Boutique – 415 N Main St
Open until 8pm! Shop the Noonday Collection faire trade jewelry pop-up shop.

Soiree – 513 N Main St
Open until 8!  25-50% off sale items!


Each First Friday is a celebration of our local community and an opportunity for locals and tourists to show their support for our town, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of historic Downtown Oshkosh!

Please Note: Guests to downtown are asked to adhere to local and state health guidelines and requirements for distancing, masks, and sanitation as well as requests by individual businesses downtown with occupancy.


Don’t see your business listed? Email to submit your First Friday happening!

*Participants must be within the Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District or a Main Street Partner.



Date(s) & Time(s)

Start: Fri, May 7th 2021 4:00 PM
End: Fri, May 7th 2021 9:00 PM