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 February 9th, 2015. Please check back.

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.

Event Layout Maps:

Peace Plaza (Blue)
1st Ave North (Orange)
1st Ave South (Yellow)



Call to Artists

Historic 3rd Street Arts & Culture LIVE!

Are you an artist that is interested in showcasing your talents on Historic 3rd Street Arts & Culture LIVE! during Thursdays on first & 3rd? Download the application below and email Jenna Bowman at
Artist Demonstration Proposal

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



Letter to Downtown Businesses Regarding Event Street Closures

Click the link below to download a copy of the letter that was electronically mailed to downtown businesses on 3/27/2014.

Letter to Downtown Businesses



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