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New at Thursdays Downtown

When you think of Thursdays Downtown, what comes to mind? If you thought "music," "arts," or "food," you nailed the main components of the event. But new in 2022, we're hoping you associate Thursdays Downtown with family fun, too! Let's find out about the latest addition and the new vendors below.

Mayo Clinic Family Nook

Thanks to a partnership with Mayo Clinic, Thursdays Downtown caters to the younger demographic now, too! The Mayo Clinic Family Nook is a family-friendly oasis for littles to teens to enjoy varying activities each week. Check out the following list of activations per week, with more to be confirmed!

July 7, 2022

Dr. Bob Balloon Artistry: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Giggle Givers balloon artist: 4 to 6 p.m.

D'Sievers live music 1 to 4 p.m.

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

"Be your own artist" chalk art stations

Putt putt golf

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 14, 2022

Giggle Givers balloon artist: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

Caricatures by Exaggerated Entertainment 1 to 4 p.m.

Bounce house basketball: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 21, 2022

Video game LED wall

Threshold Arts watercolor or soft pastel art

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 28, 2022

Balloons by Kevin: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

"Be your own artist" chalk art stations

Ping pong, foosball, and giant chess

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

August 4, 2022

Balloons by Kevin: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

Amanda Grace live music 1 to 4 p.m.

Kaptain Kirby the Trackless Train 1 to 6 p.m.

Bounce house

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

August 11, 2022

Giggle Givers balloon artist: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

Putt putt golf

People's Food Co-op dessert sushi station 1 to 4 p.m.

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

August 18, 2022

Giggle Givers balloon artist: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

Paradigm Dance Project performance 1 to 4 p.m.

Story time with Garden Party Books 1 to 4 p.m.

Neon Green Studio Pop-Up Art Cart 1 to 4 p.m.

Video game LED screens

People's Food Co-op dessert sushi station 1 to 4 p.m.

Face painting and temporary tattoos

Lawn games

Bubbles

All activities listed above are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Find stroller parking and a nursing and sensory tent within the Historic Chateau Theatre every week.


Vendors

The Thursdays Downtown vendor market is one of the main attractions of this staple summer event in downtown Rochester. To keep the market exciting, these businesses are first-time vendors at the event and they hope you check out what they have to offer!

Artisan

  • CocoRoo Natural Skin Care
  • Consistently Different Designs
  • Cypress & Clay
  • Garden View Weaver
  • KaraLynn Jewelry
  • Lakota Made
  • One World Boutique
  • Origami by Kannika
  • Shakopee Candle Company
  • Sweet Potato Jewelry
  • Wild Edge Woodworking
  • Willow’s Keep Farm

Bakery / farmers market

  • Emily’s Catering
  • GaGa’s Gourmet
  • Hiawatha Honey
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Sideshow Bloody Mary Mix

Food and beverage

  Note: These vendors may not be onsite every week. To find out which business are vending on certain dates, click here for an interactive Thursdays Downtown vendor map.


  Stay up to date on everything happening every week at Thursdays Downtown here.