Tisbury Celebrates 350 Year Anniversary With Memorable First Fridays On Martha’s Vineyard

Tisbury is 350 years young this year, and to celebrate, the town is taking its popular First Fridays series to the next level. First Fridays have continued to grow over the last couple of years, and just wait until you hear what these monthly events will feature this year!

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First Friday Celebrations | Photo courtesy Nevette Previd

Before we continue, what is First Friday in Tisbury? First Fridays are outdoor events in Vineyard Haven with music, art, food, local artists, and more, each first Friday of the Summer months.

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The Vineyard Haven Cultural District has partnered with the Vineyard Haven Business Association to create dynamic, interactive, creative, First Fridays, pulling out all the stops for things to experience — it’s literally the old Vineyard Haven Street Fair every month but better.

Tisbury Celebrates 350 Year Anniversary With Memorable First Fridays On Martha’s Vineyard — Food Trucks

Yes all you food truck fans, there will be food trucks at the First Friday! Sample delicious food from El Gato Grande Taco Truck, Goldie’s Rotisserie (coming soon), and Yommi Pops and maybe more. I definitely enjoy El Gato tacos, but I have to admit I am really excited to try Goldie’s, especially the Schmaltzy Potatoes which are fingerling potatoes roasted with chicken drippings, crunchy sea salt — yummmmmm.

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In addition to the food trucks, you can also enjoy all the fabulous restaurants downtown as well like La Soffitta, Copper Wok, Salvatore’s, Mikado, Bobby B’s, and more.

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Salvatore’s on Union Street

Tisbury Celebrates 350 Year Anniversary With Memorable First Fridays On Martha’s Vineyard – Live Music

Live music is back in a big way, especially for First Friday. On Main Street from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. you will find live music to enjoy while shopping both retail shops and artist vendors.

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Music at First Friday | Photo courtesy of Original Cab

There will be music at various places throughout the night. There will even be music on a barge! Yes, this year, bands will perform on a barge. I know how cool is that? One of the event’s organizers, Andy Herr, was able to secure a barge for music from the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard. What a music scene it is going to be!

Here’s the line up for July 2nd:

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4:00-4:45 Chrysal Parrot @ Lyndon Tree Park

4:30-5:15 Ben Hughes w/ Josey Kirkland @ MV Made/Tisberry

5:00-5:45 Regency Brass @ Main St.

5:30-6:15 Jan Hulka @ MV Made/Tisberry

6:00-6:45 Charm City Exiles & Phil Spillane @ Stark Park

6:30-7:15 David Soltz @ Waterside

6:50-7:00 Regency Brass 2nd set, follow them to the park!

OWEN PARK

6:00-7:00 The Convertibles @ The Gazebo

7:00-7:45 The Jaywalkers @ The Barge

7:45-8:15 Miguel and Bailey @ The Bonfire

8:15-9:15 One Night Stand @ The Barge

9:00-11:00 DJ Flavya Silent Disco

Tisbury Celebrates 350 Year Anniversary With Memorable First Fridays On Martha’s Vineyard – Shopping

In addition to great shops, there will be about 30 local artists/vendors as well including Martha’s Vineyard Native, Original Cyn, Swell Affair, Island Spray, Beach Art by AB, Ksenia Meleshko and many more! It is so important to shop small and support local, especially these days.

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Enjoying First Friday | Photo courtesy Sarah York

Get ready to find one of a kind jewelry, home goods, clothing and more. Don’t forget to head to The Workshop on Beach Road where you will find Elysha Joy Metals, Althea Designs, and Frock.

Tisbury Celebrates 350 Year Anniversary With Memorable First Fridays On Martha’s Vineyard – Bonfires

To add to the experience, the Tisbury Fireman’s Association is going to host a community bonfire at Owen Park. I can only imagine how the bonfire will be with the live music and harbor in the background. A festive community event for all! What an experience First Fridays will be!

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Nevette Previd & Andy Herr | First Friday Planners

The First Fridays celebration will be held July 2nd, August 6th, and September 3rd. Be sure to check out at least one and celebrate Tisbury’s 350 birthday! For more information visit vistfridayvh.com.

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