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Category: Thursdays Downtown


Shining a Light on the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on July 23,2019

Without support from community-minded partners like the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, Thursdays Downtown would not be as successful as it is! The Rochester Downtown Alliance is appreciative of its partnership and wants to shine the spotlight on them! 

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A Runner-Up on The Voice Is Coming to Thursdays Downtown!

Posted on July 22,2019

He was a runner-up on the Emmy Award-winning TV series The Voice and he's coming to Thursdays Downtown August 29 in downtown Rochester!

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Shining a Light on iHeart Media, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on July 21,2019

iHeart Media is just one of many community-minded partners that makes Thursdays Downtown successful! The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnership and wants to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Alicia Goodson, one of iHeart Media's account executives!

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4 Food-Allergy-Friendly Eats at Thursdays Downtown

Posted on July 16,2019

Living with a food allergy or a dietary restriction doesn't mean depriving yourself of mouthwatering fare. Whether you have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy or you are a vegetarian, delicious options complementary to your dietary needs can be found at Thursdays Downtown!

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Shining a Light on Northwest Dental Group, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on July 15,2019

Northwest Dental Group is proud to be one of the Thursdays Downtown First Avenue Stage Band Partners in 2019! The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnerships and wants to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Missy Weingarten, Northwest Dental Group's marketing coordinator!

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Looking for Under 500 Calorie Foods at Thursdays Downtown?

Posted on July 8,2019

Health-conscious Thursdays Downtown attendees, rejoice! It may be a struggle to find wholesome yet satisfying foods at a fair or festival. But this Thursdays Downtown cuisine offers delectable selections at 500 calories or less!

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Sidewalk Sale Seals the Deals in Downtown Rochester

Posted on July 1,2019

Money money money money, money! That's what you'll save when you shop the downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sale July 15-21! Check out the hot deals from this year's participating downtown Rochester businesses, and find some of the following retailers onsite at Thursdays Downtown July 18, too!

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9 Things to Do Other Than Thursdays Downtown for July 4th

Posted on June 28,2019

With Thursdays Downtown on a one-week break in celebration of the Fourth of July, holiday plans may have you wondering what to do with a free Thursday. No need to worry: We have you covered with this list of nine other fun things to do in downtown Rochester!

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Shining a Light on Townsquare Media, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on June 27,2019

Without support from community-minded partners like the Townsquare Media, Thursdays Downtown would not be as successful as it is! The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnership and wants to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Troy Dunken, Townsquare Media's assistant operations manager and one of KROC's on-air morning personality!

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Thursdays Downtown Artisan Vendors

Posted on June 24,2019

"Something for everyone" is not a cliché when it comes to the Thursdays Downtown vendors! With more than 450 different vendors throughout the 12 market dates, you'll be hard pressed to find a booth that won't catch your eye! To help you narrow down your search, below is a digestible list divided into categories! Happy browsing!

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New Food & Drinks at 2019 Thursdays Downtown

Posted on June 18,2019

What's on the menu? Along with your favorites, partake in some fresh culinary creations at Thursdays Downtown. So go on: be adventurous and try something new! Here are the most recent eat-and-drink additions to Thursdays Downtown this year!

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Shining a Light on the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on June 14,2019

The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is just one of many community-minded partners that makes Thursdays Downtown successful! The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnership and wants to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Katy Maeder, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program's marketing and recruitment coordinator!

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Life as an Intern by Teagan Holmes

Posted on June 11,2019

Fresh out of high school, I didn't want to spend my summer after senior year working just any part-time job or laying on the couch watching TV all day. I decided to see what options there were for some summer experiences, and here's why I chose the Rochester Downtown Alliance internship!

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Shining a Light on Kraus-Anderson, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on June 7,2019

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company is just one of many community-minded partners that makes Thursdays Downtown successful! The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnership and wants to shine the spotlight on them!

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Shining a Light on Bremer Bank, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on June 3,2019

To make Thursdays Downtown a successful community event, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnerships like the one with Bremer Bank and wants to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Jody Chambers, Bremer Bank's SVP, private banking team lead!

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Shining a Light on ABC 6 News, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on May 31,2019

Thursdays Downtown is a successful community event, in part, because of its community-driven partnerships. The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) values ABC 6 News and its support of Thursdays Downtown. In turn, we want to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Carissa Drake, ABC 6 News' marketing outreach specialist!

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Your Insider's Guide to 2019 Thursdays Downtown

Posted on May 29,2019

After the winter we’ve endured, Thursdays Downtown provides the fun in the sun we’ve all earned! It’s time to head to downtown Rochester for arts, crafts, music, and food! Everyone at the Rochester Downtown Alliance, our partners, and vendors are gearing up for the first Thursdays Downtown! Here’s a look at everything you need to know to get your Thursdays Downtown attendance-planning into gear, too!

Tags: Entertainment | Thursdays Downtown | Food | Shopping | Events | Art & Culture


Shining a Light on Altra Federal Credit Union, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on May 21,2019

Thursdays Downtown is a successful community event, in part, because of its community-driven partnerships. The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) values Altra Federal Credit Union and its support of Thursdays Downtown. In turn, we want to shine the spotlight on them! Let's learn a little more about the organization from Shawn Hauser, Altra Federal Credit Union's community relations manager!

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Thursdays Downtown 2019 Lunchtime Entertainment

Posted on May 21,2019

There’s no better lunch hour than grabbing a delicious bite, finding a comfy spot outdoors and listening to a variety of music all summer-long at Thursdays Downtown!

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Shining a Light on RST, a 2019 Thursdays Downtown Partner

Posted on May 15,2019

To make Thursdays Downtown a successful community event, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is appreciative of its partnerships like the one with Rochester International Airport (RST) and wants to shine the spotlight on them!

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A Whole New Look for Thursdays Downtown

Posted on May 14,2019

By now, you may have seen or heard Thursdays on First is no more. Fear not, though: the event simply went through a refresh in branding!

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Thursdays Downtown 2019 Evening Entertainment

Posted on May 7,2019

The countdown to the long-awaited Thursdays Downtown is on, with less than a month to go! Presented in partnership with Bremer Bank and Rochester International Airport, the Rochester Downtown Alliance is excited to present this year’s Thursdays Downtown evening entertainment lineup!

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