About

Experience Downtown Peterborough’s art, music, and food scene, while supporting local artists, people watching, and taking in some city sights all at once.

First Friday Peterborough happens, you guessed it, on the first Friday of the month*. It’s a self-guided tour of downtown galleries, studios, shops, and cafés. The diverse group that organizes FFPTBO is dedicated to showcasing the immense artistic, literary and musical talent in the Peterborough community.

The best way to experience Art Crawl is to set out on foot and explore. Each month is different – you never know what you will stumble across. But no matter where you go, you’ll find a welcoming energy that encourages everyone of all ages, genders and incomes to come and enjoy the multifaceted creative culture of downtown.  Each of the galleries, studio, and shop owners go out of their way to ensure the vibe is light, friendly, and completely unpretentious.

Check out the map and monthly listings for participating locations.

* but you should know that we don’t do Art Crawl in January or August.  Also, most venues are open from 6 pm to 11 pm but not all of them, so be sure to check.

The event is family friendly + inclusive.


First Friday is proudly organized by a group of local artists, stakeholders in the arts community, and local arts-based businesses.