Wander York streets to discover new stores, deep discounts and live entertainment 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

Find items to extend summer or back-to-school gear during the First Friday Sidewalk Sale. Use the hashtag #FFYork if you're tweeting or posting photos.

Metered parking and parking in the Central Market Garage is free after 5 p.m.

About 50 shops, restaurants and bars are participating. Check out the event flier and don't miss these offerings:


-- Redeux opened at 113 S. Duke St. in June. But this will be its first First Friday. It will host a sidewalk sale 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, tarot card readings, beer samples and a visit from the El Taco Camino food truck. Read more.

-- Mobile eatery and Foodstruck darling Baron Von Schwein opened an eat-in restaurant at 35 W. Market St. Fuel your First Friday shopping with a pork bun. Read more.

-- Specialty women's boutique Indigo Bleu recently opened at 39 W. Philadelphia St. Read more.


-- Fill a bag with clothing, shoes and accessories for $25 during the Bag Sale at My Girlfriend's Wardrobe's new location, 41 W. Market St. A limited amount of bags will be available. Sizes, brands and seasons vary.

-- Bring the First Friday flier to the Big Sidewalk Sale at Sweet Melissa's Dream, 38 N. Beaver St., and get a special gift. Expect some surprises during the event.

-- Simply Soup is hosting a Freezer Sale in Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St. Those who buy one soup from the refrigerator can get a soup of the same size for $1.


-- Miss the boardwalk? Check out the fun and freakish aspects of the summer hangout in the "Penny Arcade" exhibit at Hive Artspace, 126 E. King St. Ronn Benway and She Serpents belly-dancing troupe will perform.

-- See "Inventing History: Cherished memories of Good Times That Never happened" by artist Richard Chandler Hoff at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience in Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St.

-- Stop by YorkArts@CityArt, 118 W. Philadelphia St., to see a showcase of pieces created by young artists in the Summer Arts Institute.

-- Don't worry if your stomach starts to growl at The Parliament, 116 E. King St. The "Palettes for Palates" show will feature edible and inedible art. Get samples from Edible Arrangements and The Beer Ace.


-- Have fun under the Big Top at Attorney Rich Reilly's office, 54 N. Duke St. There will be games, caricatures, a photo booth, hot dogs and popcorn.

-- Experience music and meditation with local performers Caroline Rose, Rachel Mitts and Tim Smith at Trinity United Church of Christ, 32 W. Market St.

-- Check out live entertainment on the sidewalk outside of I-ron-ic, 256 W. Philadelphia St.

-- Stop in early for happy hour 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bistro 19, 19 N. George St. Stick around to see Groove Jones hit the stage at 10 p.m.

-- Wash down Waitin On A Train tunes with a pint at Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St. The music starts at 7 p.m.

-- Hear Blind Ellis 6 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot behind the White Rose Bar and Grill, 48 N. Beaver St.