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Counting down to Thursdays Downtown starting July 8

Release Date: July 1, 2021

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



Thursdays Downtown makes a much-anticipated return in 2021

ROCHESTER, Minn.—One of the area’s favorite summertime events, Thursdays Downtown, returns July 8 to downtown Rochester.

Every Thursday from July 8 to September 9, the public can enjoy entertainment and live music on two stages throughout the day, browse the variety of weekly vendors with handmade works of art, and savor the food and drink options.

Previewing market vendors

In one week, vendors will line Peace Plaza and First Avenue Southwest with arts and crafts works, delicious food and baked goods, handmade items, and much more. Find out which vendors will be on site weekly with the Thursdays Downtown interactive vendor map here

Promoting entertainment lineups 

Grab something delectable to eat, find a comfy spot to relax, and enjoy the Thursdays Downtown entertainment! A total of 60 acts take the Peace Plaza stage presented by Rochester International Airport and the 1st Avenue stage presented by Altra Federal Credit Union at lunchtime and in the evenings throughout the season. Check out the full lineup on the Thursdays Downtown event page here

Follow Thursdays Downtown on Facebook or visit for full details.

About Thursdays Downtown
Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food, and a vendor market into one free community-uniting, block-party-style event. Since 2004, it has grown into a large music and arts festival that draws 20,000+ people and approximately 115 unique vendor each week.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.