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Thursdays Downtown

Thursdays Downtown

When: Every Thursday from June 15 to August 17, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 1st Avenue Southwest, 3rd Street Southwest, and Peace Plaza

A weekly summer staple of downtown Rochester, Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food and a vendor market into one free community-uniting, block-party-style event! Every week, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at Thursdays Downtown. Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too.

  Click here for an interactive map of the market.

  Read more about past activities at Thursdays Downtown in these blogs.

Los jueves en el Centro

El evento de verano semanal de Rochester trae una energía inigualable y une a músicos, amantes de la comida, artesanos y la comunidad del centro de Rochester.

Khamiisyada Bartamaha Magaalada

Bandhigga xagaaga ee todobaadlaha ah ee Rochester waxay keentaa tamar aan la filayn waxayna midaysaa fannaaniinta, kuwa cuntada jecel, farsamayaqaannada, iyo bulshada bartamaha magaalada ee Rochester.

حَدث روشستر الصيفي الأسبوعي يجلب طاقه لاتنافس ويَجمع الموسيقيين, مُحبين الطعام, الحِرفيين, والمجتمع في وسط مدينة روشستر.

COVID-19 precautions: RDA follows all local, state and CDC guidelines pertaining to outdoor events.

Disclaimer: The Rochester Downtown Alliance does not permit the use of drones at any of its events.

  Get involved in Thursdays Downtown as a partner or sponsor.


2023 Vendor application

*Applications for the Thursdays Downtown vendor market are now open until March 31, 2023. Click here for details.

Visit our vendor resources page for more information. For questions about being a Thursdays Downtown vendor, email

  For entertainment bookings, please fill out this interest form.