Thursdays Downtown

When: Every Thursday from July 8, 2021 through September 9, 2021 (dates subject to change based on COVID-19)
Time: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1st Avenue Southwest and Northwest, 3rd Street Southwest, and Peace Plaza (click here for a map)

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 running July 8 through September 9, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at the Thursdays Downtown. Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too. Click here for an interactive Thursdays Downtown vendor map.

COVID-19 precautions (update as of August 25, 2021):

  • All attending and participating in Thursdays Downtown are strongly recommended to wear masks or face covering, particularly when physical distancing cannot be observed.
  • Vendors will sanitize between customers as best as possible.
  • All attendees are encouraged to respect physical distancing in so far as is possible.
  • Especially vulnerable people, including unvaccinated and immunocompromised, are asked to consider not attending Thursdays Downtown or attend between 2 and 4 p.m. when crowds are reduced, and physical distancing is easier to observe.


2021 Entertainment Lineup

JULY 8

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

JULY 15

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

JULY 22

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

JULY 29

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

AUGUST 5

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

AUGUST 12

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

AUGUST 19

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

AUGUST 26

Canceled because of the threat of severe weather with potential lightning and strong winds.

SEPTEMBER 2

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage

SEPTEMBER 9

1st Ave Stage

Peace Plaza Stage


Get involved in Thursdays Downtown as a partner or sponsor.


 

2021 Vendor Application

*Applications are now closed as of May 28, 2021. 

Visit our Vendor Resources page for more information. For questions about the Thursdays Downtown application, email thursdaysdowntown@downtownrochestermn.com.


For entertainment bookings, please contact Brandon with Big Bang Company at brandon@thebigbang.us.