Organized by Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM), First Friday happens from 5-8 pm on the 1st Friday of each month, excluding December when HOM hosts Lights On The River. Each month HOM provides the First Friday Passport, which highlights creative activities and helps make Owego First Friday a fun, memorable experience for visitors. In order to be listed on the First Friday passport, your business or organization must be a member of HOM, and must provide a live performance, art installation, or discount dining or shopping offer

First Friday  visitors have told us that they keep coming back because they like seeing new things. We highly recommend changing things up from month to month- and we're here to help you make that happen. 

The First Friday schedule is as follows:

5 - 8 pm, shops open

6 – 8 pm, EVENTS (May-October HOM provides outdoor activities)  

8:30 pm - Get your Passport dropped off to the designated location

Passport prize drawings will take place at 2pm via FACEBOOK LIVE, the Monday following First Friday.

If your business or organization is interested in being listed in the First Friday Brochure and passport, please complete the following form by the 15th of each month. Not an HOM Member, but interested in becoming one? Give us a shout.  

Name of event/artist/performer *
Name of event/artist/performer
Checkbox *

*Please note that individual merchants are responsible for any cost incurred for these performers. HOM pays for the Passport & First Friday advertising, provides funding for the featured band, and organizes outdoor activities May-October. No purchase of goods/services is necessary in order for patrons to receive a passport stamp.