First Friday / Saturday Sidewalk SalesArticle from Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce http://www.carpinteriachamber.org/Visitors/first_friday.html
First Friday is a new event started by the City of Carpinteria’s “Carpinteria First” committee whose goal was to create an event that would be festive and fun for locals and visitors alike. With seed monies from the city, First Friday was started with the intent to boost our local economy and help local merchants unite.
Participating businesses are listed in the First Friday brochure with street addresses noted alongside the business name. The map on the brochure will help guide you as you meander from stop to stop. You will also see the blue and yellow flags flying outside the business, denoting their participation in First Friday specials and the subsequent Saturday Sidewalk Sale. Merchants, restaurants and galleries will be offering an array of incentives including refreshments, entertainment and bargains.
First Friday hours extend normal business hours from 5 pm to 8 pm. Participating businesses are located in various locations throughout the entire community. There will also be entertainment scattered along the route, creating a welcome and fun atmosphere. Eat, stroll and be merry.