Thursdays on First & 3rd

When: Every Thursday, June 4 - August 27, 2015*
​Time: 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 musical talent is featured from 11:30 AM-1:15 PM. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on two stages!

*There will be no Thursdays on First & 3rd on June 25 due to Rochesterfest.

The vendor applications closed on March 6, 2015.  The wait list application is available April 1. 

To apply as a wait list vendor, complete the online application via 

An application tutorial can be found here: Manage My Market Tutorial

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

Road Closure 2015 Information and Map

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

Thank you to all of our sponsors

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