Downtown 1st Friday Chocolate Walk is February 2

Downtown 1st Friday Chocolate Walk is February 2
February 1, 2024 Lise Grato

Isn’t everything better with chocolate? Well, we think so. Join us for our annual  1st Friday Chocolate Walk on February 2 in Historic Downtown Albany.


This free event will delight those with a sweet tooth and cocktail lovers alike. Chocolate sampling for customers includes candy, cheesecake and mini chocolate cocktails.


Chocolate Walk participants include:

  • 1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique – Chocolate stuffed purses with the chance at getting a golden ticket for an additional 20% off their sale of 20% off boutique and 10% off fine jewelry *excluding bridal (5-7 pm)
  • Beloved Cheesecakes – Chocolate cheesecake samples. For Keeps Permanent Jewelry by Lindzee. (5-8 pm)
  • Gallery Calapooia – The Big Show of Little Art artists’ reception, beverages and small bites. (6-8 pm)
  • Historic Carousel & Museum – For just $5 per person, you get unlimited rides, plus a fun activity or craft for the family, along with gift shop specials and a great deal on a tasty treat at the Carousel Café. (5:30-8 pm)
  • La Belle Boutique – Paradise Cheesecake will have samples and freeze-dried candy. Live music, raffles and wine (5-8 pm)
  • Merrime Bridal – Special appearance and chocolate sampling by Hilda Horvath of The Velvet Touch, Albany’s famed chocolatier! 15% off all Voluspa Candles. (5-7:30 pm)
  • The Natty Dresser – Live music with James F. Wright, chocolate martinis, chocolate sale, 20% off anything red. (5-7 pm)
  • Reds Boutique – Chocolates from Victorian Chocolate and mudslide cocktails. (4-7:30 pm)
  • The Squeaky Cork – Featuring a special Scotch & Chocolate Pairing $39 (4-10 pm)
  • Urban Ag Supply – Highlighting their chocolate selection. Oregon chocolates from Bees & Bean, Ranger Chocolate Co. and Chomp Chocolate plus Honey Hot Fudge from Sugar Pine Drive-In. Samples. (5-8 pm)
  • Urban on 1st Clothing & Decor – Grand Opening & Chocolate Kisses (10:30 am-7:30 pm)


Make sure to mark your calendar for 1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany. Here are the dates and themes for the remainder of 2024.


March 3 – Pot o’ Gold

April 7 – Spring Fling

May 5 – Wine Walk

June 2 – Summer Vacation

July 7 – Red, White & Blue

August 4 – Craft Brew Smackdown

September 1 – Art & Artists

October 6 – Fall Kickoff

November 3 – Shop Local

December 1 – Sweater Party


Head Downtown on the first Friday of every month for extended hours, sales and promotions, food and beverages, live music and more.


For more info visit, our social media, website,, or call Albany Downtown Association at (541) 928-2469.