Looks like some buzz is starting to happen for one of the biggest weekly parties in Minnesota!  If you love live music, food, tasty drinks, or just hanging with friends, this is one party you'll need to check out at least once this summer.  And you know this is a pretty good party because even the famous Gerard Butler has appeared a few times.

Signs Are Popping Up for One of the Biggest Weekly Parties in Minnesota

The humidity is starting to hit the Land of 10,000 Lakes and when that happens, it is a sign that it is almost time for one of the biggest outdoor parties in the state.  Spotted in downtown Rochester this week was a sign that said:

Thursdays Downtown

June 13 - Aug 15

Every Thursday (Except July 4th)


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Everything You Need To Know About The Popular Thursdays Downtown Event in Rochester, Minnesota

Next time you see someone ask a question about Thursdays Downtown, just send them this story.  Everything you need to know and all of the links you need for every question you might have is right here.

    • WHEN:  The first Thursdays Downtown for 2024 is June 13th!  It will continue everything Thursday until August 15th, except July 4th.
    • TIME:  11:00 am until 8:30 pm
    • WHAT:  According to the DowntownRochestermn.com site, this is "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, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at Thursdays Downtown. Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too."
    • WHO WILL BE THERE?  Vendors, live music, and more!
    • WHERE:  1st Ave.SW, 3rd Street SW, and the Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester
    • QUESTIONS? Check out the DowntownRochestermn.com website to learn more.
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What bands will be on the stages this year during Thursdays Downtown in Rochester?

If you love live music, downtown Rochester is the place to be on Thursdays.  Two stages will be set up, one on 1st Ave. and the other in the Peace Plaza, where live music will be shared during the lunchtime and evening hours.  Check out the full list of bands and times they are performing at the Rochester Downtown Alliance website.

Is Thursdays Downtown a Kid-friendly Event?

Short answer - yes!

Long answer - make sure you bring some cash because there are usually a bunch of fun foods that are kid-friendly.  Kids love to play in the water in the Peace Plaza and there are typically some fun activities set up as well for families.

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Can I fly a drone at Thursdays Downtown in Rochester, Minnesota?

While it would be really cool to see that video, The Rochester Downtown Alliance is not going to let you put a drone in the sky during any of their events.

Does Thursdays Downtown Ever Cancel Due to Weather?

There have been times when the event is cancelled due to severe weather.  Grab our free app get all the local news for free, including cancellations of this event.

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