Thursdays on first & 3rd

When: Every Thursday, June 4th - August 27th, 2015
‚ÄčTime: 11:00AM - 8:30PM 

Thursdays on first & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer.Thursdays on first & 3rd begins on June 4th and runs until August 27th. Thursdays on first & 3rd is an event that unites the Rochester community and provides a free option to simply enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others!

Sit back and relax with friends and family as live dance and performing arts are featured from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on two stages!


The application for Thursdays on First will be available online through starting February 9th, 2015

A step-by-step tutorial for applying can be found here

The 2015 Vendor Handbooks can be viewed below by clicking on the link that corresponds with your specific type of business:

Artist/Crafts Vendor Handbook

Bar/Restaurant/Caterer Vendor Handbook

  • If you are unsure if your business falls within the Special Service District boundary click here for a map

Bakery/Confectionery/Farmer's Market Vendor Handbook

*Please note: you must be familiar with the guidelines within your specific vendor handbook as you apply for the market and if you are selected as a vendor for this event.




Call to Bands & Performers

Are you in a band or performance group and would like to be featured on-stage during our noontime performances? Please send a message with a contact name, email, phone number, and also link to your music or performance video (if applicable) to Karli McElroy at





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