First Fridays at the Heard Museum and Native + You

First Fridays at the Heard Museum

The Heard celebrates First Fridays, the popular monthly evening Central Phoenix celebration of the arts! Every first Friday evening of the month except March will bring fun, food, drink and fresh events to the Heard to share the cultural pulse of Phoenix and the Southwest today — with free evening admission to the museum’s galleries! The Cafe and Cantina are open for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and family-friendly beverages. Don’t forget to visit the Heard Museum Shop, the Collector’s Room and Books & More until 8 p.m.! Signature Sponsor SRP.

All First Friday evenings are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. [No First Friday at the Heard in March.]

Upcoming First Fridays:

AZ Storytellers Megan Finnerty

Megan Finnerty, Arizona Republic reporter and co-founder of Arizona Storytellers Project.

  • Friday, Oct. 7: Groove to tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and Full Stop! Also, the Arizona Storytellers make a return visit to the Heard with A Hard Days Night – Stories of Work, what they call “a night of workplace mishaps, customer service nightmares, and unexpected days on the job.” In the Steele Auditorium. The Storytellers’ appearnce is a separate-ticket event: 6 p.m. check-in; stories from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $10. Get tickets now; a sellout is expected! Stay tuned to this page for more details soon!




The First Friday Trolley comes to the Heard.

First Friday Trolley

First Friday trolleys stop at the Heard!

First Friday trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at the Heard Museum along its route through central Phoenix on every First Friday except March. The Heard is one of five hubs along the approximately five-mile route. Trolleys stop at each hub about every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. Here is a map of the trolley route. NOTE: The gates to the Heard’s parking lot close each First Friday at 10:30 p.m.

Valley Metro Rail also runs as usual, with the Encanto Boulevard/Central Avenue stop directly in front of the Heard Museum. Please visit the Valley Metro website for route info and stop times.