Thursdays On First And 3rd Starts Today June 2nd

Dated: 06/02/2016

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The Rochester community is a great place to live, especially in the summer. There are thousands of things to do in the summer: biking, golf, going to a Honker's game, dining on patios, and especially attending all the fun festivals! 

Every Thursday starting today, June 2nd and running through August 25th, you can attend the FREE Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival. Enjoy music, food, and vendors on First Avenue SW and the Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester. Thursdays on First & 3rd was originally called "Summer Street Market and Music Series" and started in July of 2004. At that time, the summer festival was six weeks long featuring live music and about 26 vendors. It has grown and evolved every year since then. Thursdays on First now runs for 13 weeks, they boast 78 bands, and over 115 art, craft and food vendors. The purpose of the festival is to unite the Rochester area community and to provide a free event to enjoy the summer days, feel a sense of place and to interact with other members of the community. 

Starting at 11:00 each Thursday, you can grab lunch and hear live bands (on two stages!) over the noon hour. Then again at 5:00 and 7:00 PM, check out even more live music. For the entire summer band lineup, go to

Seven out of the 13 weeks during the festival, Thursdays on First & 3rd will be showcasing themes throughout the summer on Historic 3rd Street. Check out the fun and engaging activities for the whole family between 12-8 p.m. on select Thursdays. Themes include Adventure Day, Farm in the City, and Beach Luau, just to name a few. Find the dates and descriptions of each theme at the Thursdays on First website. 

While you're downtown, visit us! The Realty Edge Team's office is right downtown! Come see us at 300 1st Ave NW, Suite 200 in the historic Broadstreet building. Here's a virtual tour:

For more information about Thursdays on First & 3rd, go to

Have you been to Thursdays on First & 3rd? What's your favorite memory? Comment below!

If you've been thinking about moving to the Rochester area, give the Realty Edge Team a call. Contact the Realty Edge Team (507-722-1107) We would love to help you out!

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Kyle Swanson

Kyle is a licensed realtor and co-owner of the Realty Edge Team, brokered by eXp Realty, LLC, at 300 1st Ave NW Rochester, MN. He founded the Realty Edge Team in 2011 along with Dan Kingsley. At age 2....

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