Downtown 1st Friday & Rotary Wine Walk is May 3

Downtown 1st Friday & Rotary Wine Walk is May 3
May 1, 2024 Lise Grato

It’s May and that means on May 3 you are in for double the fun – 1st Friday and the Albany Downtown Wine Walk!!

Rotary Club of Albany’s wine walk tickets are $20 and include entry to the event, a wine glass and five tasting tickets. Hours are 4-8 pm.

Tickets are available at the Albany Visitors Association, 122 Ferry St. SW, weekdays from 9 am – 5 pm. Advance tickets are by cash/check only and end on Friday at noon. Advance ticket holders get the Express Line at check-in!

Tickets are available starting at 4 pm at the Rotary tents in the Bank Lot (1st & Ferry). Cash and cards will be accepted.

Make sure to check out the 1st Friday activities and sales at these businesses:

  • Albany Arts Commission: Join us for an artists’ reception at City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW (5-6:30 pm)
  • Ba’s Vietnamese Comfort Food: Drink Specials (11:30 am-3 pm, 5-8:30 pm)
  • Beloved Cheesecakes: Introducing our new seasonal, Biscoff cookie cheesecake with a Biscoff butter drizzle. Hosting: One Love Winery. (5-8 pm)
  • Gallery Calapooia: April featured artists Bill Marshall and Linda Herd. Reception, beverages and small bites. Hosting Lumos Wine Co. (6-8 pm)
  • High on the Hog: Rib Special $5 off. Edible Cookie Dough $5. (11:30 am-7 pm)
  • Historic Carousel and Museum: 20% off Carousel logo wine glasses Spend $20 in our gift shop and get $5 off at the Carousel Café (all day). For just $5 pp, you get unlimited Carousel rides, plus a fun activity or craft for the family. (5:30-8 pm)
  • Margin Coffee Roasters: All cocktails and wine $2 off. Check out our Friday night eclectic food menu. (cocktail hours: 4:30-8:30 pm)
  • The Natty Dresser: Live music by DRTR. In-store specials. Hosting: Benton Lane Winery. (5-8 pm)
  • Reds Boutique: Forever Jewelry By Emma and 25% off all dresses and suits. Hosting: Season Cellar. (10 am-8 pm)
  • Sniffany’s Pet Boutique: Featuring new gifts for the wine + pet lover in your life, and pouring samples of “Dog Wine” all day. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in-store, on leash, as always! Hosting: West Hills Vineyards. (10 am-8 pm).
  • The Squeaky Cork: Rueben Sandwich Special $12. All pints $5. (4-10 pm)
  • Sweet Red Bistro: We will be open with Dinner & Dessert Specials as well as our Spring Cocktail List. Join us for indoor & outdoor seating to enjoy a fabulous evening! (4-10ish pm)
  • Urban on 1st: 20% off all Red Dot Items. Hosting: Calapooia Brewing. (11 am-8 pm)
  • Vito’s Trattoria: Choosing one lucky couple (platonic couples are considered too!) whose tab will be picked up by Vito’s! The couple is selected from those dining at Vito’s anytime after 5 pm!
  • Weathered Together Market: The whole store will be 10% off, plus other random sales throughout the store. Hosting: Depoe Bay Winery. (11 am-8 pm)
  • Wine Crush: Come and join us for full glasses of wine after the Wine Walk. Prices start at $7 per glass. (2-9 pm)


More Wine Walk locations:


First Avenue:

Jarvis Bridge Halttunen & Weyer, Brigitte’s Place, MesmerEyes, La Belle Boutique, Spearit Beads, Sybaris Bistro, The Frame House, Emma Downtown, Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge, Camille’s Bistro, Jordan Jewelers, Sid Stevens Jewelers.


Second Avenue and Broadalbin Street:

Urban Ag Supply, 1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique, Gerald Furgala – Windermere, Pure Beauty Aesthetics, Budget Blinds of Albany & Corvallis.


For more information, call the Albany Downtown Association at (541) 928-2469 or visit our Facebook page and website,