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 vendor applications closed on March 6, 2015. We are currently not accepting anymore applicants. Check back for updates. Wait list vendor applications will open April 1, 2015.

Welcome packets will be emailed out on April 3, 2015.

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.


2015 Event Maps:

Red & Green Sections - Peace Plaza & 1st Ave SW

Blue Section - 1st Ave SW

Yellow Section - 1st Ave SW

Check back soon for a link to an interactive market map!


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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