About This Event
Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. Every Third Thursday, March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street in Downtown Joplin from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food.
The Artisan Market at 3rd Thursday and indoor pop-up galleries throughout downtown are filled with some of the best collections from local makers and artists. Additional downtown galleries include Urban Art Gallery, Spiva Center for the Arts, and Local Color.
There are performances spread between 1st and 7th. Walk around to hear the different musicians, take hip-hop lessons, and watch vignettes. Whether it’s music, dance, theatre, or plein air art, you’re sure to find something that moves you!
Eat and Drink!
One of the best things about Third Thursday is food! Have dinner at one of our restaurants. Check out dozens of food trucks with everything from frozen treats to tacos, funnel cakes to pizza. Enjoy a drink at outdoor patios and beer gardens.
Many merchants stay open late on Third Thursday and offer special classes, discounts, and other goodies! The street is filled with all sorts of vendors and entrepreneurs. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re likely to find a source at Third Thursday!