Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. From March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street, and throughout downtown, gather on the Third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food. Third Thursday began as an indoor art walk in 2007 and has grown and evolved into the monthly street festival which draws 5000-8000 visitors each month to Main Street. This event celebrates all that makes Joplin including artists, musicians, food, businesses, organizations and our historic core. Each month has a different theme and we anticipate partnering with area organizations that have bicentennial themed activities during 2021. The event is free and open to the public and is sponosored by the Downtown Joplin Alliance.
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