Rochester, Minnesota, often celebrated for its renowned Mayo Clinic and the beautiful landscapes surrounding it, has another event that pulses with life every Thursday: Thursdays Downtown. This weekly extravaganza brings together locals and visitors alike to revel in the city's vibrant culture, music, and community spirit. From 11:00 am to 8:30 pm, the heart of downtown Rochester transforms into a bustling market filled with vendors, food trucks, artisans, and live music that sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable day out.

Thursdays Downtown

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Thursdays Downtown isn't just any ordinary market; it's an experience, a celebration of everything that makes Rochester unique. As you stroll down Peace Plaza, food vendors offer tantalizing treats from around the world, from sizzling street tacos to homemade fudge. But it's not just about the food, Thursdays Downtown is a haven for artists, artisans, and musicians showcasing their talents and creations in colorful booths that line the streets. Thursdays Downtown features two stages for live local music. 

Thursdays Downtown Vendor Pathway

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Thursdays Downtown isn't just about shopping and entertainment; it's also a chance to connect with your community. Families gather in the shaded seating areas, enjoying picnics and laughter, while friends catch up over a cold beer or a refreshing lemonade. So mark your calendars and join us every Thursday from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm, starting June 13th- August 15th (except July 4th) for a great experience.  Whether you come for the food, the music, or the sense of community, Thursdays Downtown promises an experience you won't soon forget. Come see why Rochester, MN, truly shines brightest on Thursdays.