There’s more to May’s First Friday in Carbondale
This month’s First Friday in Carbondale is one of the busiest of the year. In addition to regular activities, there’s Festival las Americas, two photography openings at The Launchpad and a block party. Be sure to make your way around town to take full advantage of the night’s fun.
Festival Las Americas
Noon to 9 p.m. Experience the richness of culture and traditions of the American continents featuring a mariachi band and other live Latin music, food, beer, margaritas and kids’ area. All proceeds go toward the Club Rotario Roaring Fork scholarship fund, which provides scholarship opportunities for local students attending Colorado Mountain College.
Sopris Park, Seventh and Main, Carbondale | Free | festivallasamericas.net
One Last Bash for RFBC at Dolores Way
2-9 p.m. Throw down with RFBC one final time before it moves its tasting room to Main Street. A special beer will be on tap, Lookout Mountain Showdown will perform (6-8:30 p.m.) and Field 2 Fork Kitchen will have food for purchase (5-8 p.m.).
Roaring Fork Beer Co., 1941 Dolores Way, Carbondale | Free | 963-5870 | roaringforkbeerco.com
Family Block Party
4-8 p.m. Enjoy a KidZone with games and a bounce house, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle mobile maker space, arts and crafts, fire trucks, The Dave Notor Band, a silent auction, craft cocktails and local eats. Proceeds benefit Colorado Animal Rescue, valley recreation and the Carbondale Creative District.
Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets, Carbondale | Free | 963-2733
Fresh Perspectives and Within & Without
6-8 p.m. Carbondale Arts will open two photography exhibits, “Fresh Perceptions: Middle Schools Students Discovering Ordinary Magic” and “Within & Without: A Unique Look at Carbondale by Sue Drinker and Dick Durrance.” Fresh Perceptions is curated by Nannette Weinhold, who teaches middle school students to use the practice of contemplative photography. Exhibitions run through May 26.
The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale | Free | 963-1680 | carbondalearts.com
First Friday on the 100 Block
5-11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Pearl & Wood beginning at 8 p.m. and a special cocktail menu throughout the night.
Marble Distilling Co. | Free | 963-7008 | marbledistilling.com
Scratch and Attach
6-8 p.m. The Carbondale Clay Center presents an exhibition that highlights the impact of the Clay Center through the work of its students. Scratch and Attach features a variety of work by students past and present, young and old, many of whom got their start at the Clay Center. Exhibit remains on display through May.
Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale | Free | 963-2529 | carbondaleclay.org
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