Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – It’s that time of the year. Today marks the beginning of the summer-long run of Thursdays Downtown, formerly known as Thursdays on First and Third.

It runs from 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM on 1st Ave SW and the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. The event is held every Thursday through the end of August, except July 4th.

Here’s a description of the event:

A weekly summer staple of downtown Rochester, Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food and a vendor market into one community-uniting, block-party-style event! Art abounds at Thursdays Downtown; find works of art from jewelry to photography to glassware and everything in between! Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too! Every week running June through August, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at the Thursdays Downtown! Relax with friends and family as musical talents take to the Thursdays Downtown stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5 and 7 p.m. on two stages!

News update: We should learn Thursday what will happen next in the Alexander Weiss murder case.