Thursdays Downtown

Thursdays Downtown

COVID-19 Update: We are moving forward with Thursdays Downtown planning at this time to keep on schedule for our June 4 kickoff. We are closely monitoring local, state, and national recommendations for large gatherings and are prepared to adjust plans as needed. Updates will be sent periodically to our database of Thursdays Downtown vendors. Our sincere wish is to celebrate with you for a full summer season.

When: Every Thursday from June 4 - August 27
Time: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1st Avenue Southwest from 2nd Street to 6th Street, Historic 3rd Street Southwest, and 5th Street Southwest. Click here for a proposed 2020 layout map.
Estimated Attendance: 222,000 throughout the season

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 June through August, 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.

The Thursdays Downtown 2020 market application is now available. Apply here by April 6, 2020. Visit the vendor resources page for more details.

For entertainment bookings, please contact Brandon with Big Bang Company at


311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904

Downtown Rochester MN
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