Lights over Granby and Norfolk First Fridays to Return April 1

You know Spring is here and we’re in for a great summer when the lights come on over Granby Street.

On Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim will flip the switch on the lights, officially kicking off “First Fridays” and Lights over Granby.

The light display is a nod to a historical one that hung over the street from 1909 to 1925. 10 arches between 300 to 500 feet apart will run from City Hall Avenue to Brambleton Avenue.

“Granby Street has become a destination for residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Fraim. “We are adding another element of charm and energy with these impressive arched lights of yesteryear that will serve as a visual reminder of Norfolk’s storied past and vibrant future.”

Each First Fridays event runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on, as the name suggests, the first Friday of the month through summer. The events will include live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer, and it all goes down at the Downtown campus of TCC, on the 300 block of Granby Street.