Missouri Southern State University Hosts Green-and-Gold Celebration at September’s Third Thursday

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

(Joplin, MO) – Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) and Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) welcomes the community to Main Street for September’s Third Thursday! MSSU will fill a city block with dozens of booths and activities, including athletics, the Pollinators club, printmaking and more. You will see a glimpse of what Missouri Southern has to offer.

Other activities include:

  • Live performances by The Lion Pride Marching Band at the intersection of 4th and Main Streets at 6:00 pm.
  • The Criminal Justice Mobile Crime Scene.
  • The Wildlife Society Reptiles.
  • Yard games and giveaways.
  • Over 20 food trucks.
  • A vintage car cruise on the 100 block.
  • An artisan market on the 500 block.
  • And lots to eat and drink from our downtown restaurants and bars!

There are still opportunities for volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for the remaining events of the year. More information can be found on the Third Thursday Facebook page or at downtownjoplin.com/thirdthursday.


Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance

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