If you are looking for something to do tonight be sure to check out First Friday events happening in downtown Odessa tonight.

On the first Friday of every month, Odessa Arts puts together a group of events happening in or around downtown Odessa. This Friday there are a ton of events happening, something for everyone, even families.

First Friday T-Shirts Giveaway:

Spend $20 or more at any local shop, restaurant, or vendor during the event hours, and show your receipt at the Odessa Arts and Downtown Odessa booth at the 5th & Grant vendor market to receive a FREE t-shirt. Or visit 10+ of the YPO First Friday Passport stops to receive a free t-shirt.

Young Professionals of Odessa (YPO) First Friday Passport Challenge:

Passports can be picked up at any “participating businesses” locations or the vendor markets after 5 pm. Visit 20 or more stops on the passport, you can turn it into the Odessa Arts and Downtown Odessa booth at 5th and Grant vendor market to be entered to win a Cowboy Cocktail Prize Pack.

Medical Center Health System 75th Anniversary Kick-Off:

Medical Center Health System is celebrating 75 years of service and is holding the Diamond Dash Fun Run. This will be a 2k fun run, admission is $10 and every participant will receive a t-shirt. The race will start at 6 pm. There will also be a free concert with the Barnharts and special guest Brian Milson. You may bring lawn chairs.

Odessa College Drive for Success Finale

One lucky OC student will win a new Ford Mustang from Sewell Ford. There will also be a free concert, at Odessa College Downtown 222 E. 4th Street, with The Beadered Strangers featuring NBC The Voice's Austin Allsup. Odessa College will also be giving away free hotdogs along with other giveaways, while supplies last.

Fire Artist's Dinner Party Art Show

This will take place at Homemade Wines. There will be 27 place settings that were created to showcase the artist's unique style and are meant to be a reflective narrative by West Texas Ceramic Artists.

Vendor Market:

This will be located at 5th and Grant in downtown Odessa.

Black Cultural Council of Odessa: will have a vendor market, music, and $5 line dancing classes at the Gertrude Bruce Center.
Copper Rose Ballroom: featuring The Flying Pig Bakery and Confections, Sweet Stix, Vintage Savvy Style, Bags Galore with Melinda, April’s Sweet & Sourdough, MusicLove Products, Family Affair, Desert Artic Treats, Ma’Moos Treasures, hot Mess Giraff, Bedazzle $5 Bling, The Quirky Cupookie, Wrightswares, and Sweet Stix.
Sacrificial Needle (1500 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX): will have a local vendor market, live art demonstrations, and specials on tattoos and piercings.
 Art Galleries
Copper Key Gifts (405 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX): Odessa Hispanic Art Association Art Gallery
The Downtown Venue (515 N Grant Ave) Creatives of West Texas are hosting a PopUp art gallery First Friday ODTX Stops
Copper Rose Building (415 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX):
1st Floor: Vendor Market at the Copper Rose Venue, Warp Zone, & The Craft Shop
Basement: Retro Game Hall will be open for extended hours and will host tabletop and video games.
Ector Co. Library (321 W 5th St, Odessa, TX): Visit the library from 4 - 6 PM to view the “Finding The Light” sculpture from local artist Mary Armstrong.
Flair Taverna ( 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy, Odessa, TX): Live Music from Groove City
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Glitz Downtown Salon (112 W 5th St, Odessa, TX): 3rd Anniversary Party
Joann's on 5th Flowers (610 W 5th St, Odessa, TX) Frida Inspired Floral DIY, Floral Bar, and Kendra Scott Jewelry will be on-site selling jewelry from their latest collection
Lincoln Tower (311 W 4th St, Odessa, TX) TikTok Challenge: Draw Your Partner Challenge, no cost to participate and supplies will be provided
M Elemental Therapeutics (419 N Jackson Ave, Odessa, TX) - free 5 minute massages
McJack's General Store (411 N. Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) Free balloon animals from 6:30-8:30
Odessa Arts (Vendor Market on 5th and Grant) Membership table that will be where you can redeem your $20 receipts or YPO First Friday Passports for your chance to win free t-shirts and other prizes. Odessa Arts will also have coupons for ½ drinks at Scooters.
Odessa Marriott (305 E 5th St, Odessa, TX) Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials
Patrick Clay's Tavern (418 North Grant, Odessa, TX) $30 tattoos at Evil Ink Tattoos.
Rooster’s Diner (615 N Sam Houston Ave, Odessa, TX) drink specials
Scooters Coffee (801 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) 1/2 Any Drink with a coupon; coupons can be picked up at the Odessa Arts table or on the Odessa Arts Facebook Page
Simplee Posh (516 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) Open for extended business hours
with special Cinco de Mayo-themed lite bites and deals on merchandise
Skalicky Ballet (118 E 8th St, Odessa, TX) - will host a free 30-minute ballet class from 6 - 6:30 PM.
Starbucks Downtown (305 E 5th St, Odessa, TX) will host fan favorite Candice Harding, for free typewriter poetry.
Sunflower RX (110 E 7th St, Odessa, TX) Sidewalk chalk competition with the prize being a First Friday ODTX Swag Bag
UTPB Student Made (415 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX): selling handmade goods and artwork.

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