Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) has a lot of fun, upcoming holiday-themed events and several updates in their new e-newsletter! Learn more below.
Upcoming Events & Activities
November First Friday WineShare
Friday, November 3 @ 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Hosted at Newton’s Jewelers | 1331 E. 4th Street
Join DJA and community members at Newton’s Jewelers and view their gorgeous selection of fine jewelry (including estate pieces) and chat and network with other downtown patrons while enjoying light snacks. This is a free 21+ networking event. Simply bring some business cards, a bottle of wine or craft beer to share, and enjoy yourself!
Find out more here.
Light Up the Park!
Thursday, November 16 @ 2:00 to 6:00 pm | Spiva Park | 4th and Main Streets
Friday, November 17 @ 4:00 to 6:00 pm | Empire Market | 931 E. 4th Street
Saturday, November 18 to Saturday, December 23 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Empire Market | 931 E. 4th Street
The 6th Annual Holiday Market will be here before we know it! Enjoy the festivities every Saturday beginning November 18 and culminating in DJA’s Tinsel & Tidings Christmas Eve-Eve Market on December 23!
During the Holiday Market, you can find not only the great variety of baked goods, prepared food, produce, local coffee and wine, and pastured meat that you are used to, but also an expanded selection of artisan vendors to make shopping small even easier.
On select Saturdays, gift-wrapping will be available and Santa’s arrival will be announced soon!
If you’re interested in vending during the merriest season of all, apply here.
Saturday, November 25 @ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Downtown Brick District
Friday, December 1 @ 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Hosted at Frisco Station Lofts | 601 S. Main Street
Join DJA and community members at Frisco Station Lofts! Come chat and network with other downtown patrons while enjoying light snacks and seeing the gorgeous restored lobby at Frisco Station Lofts. This is a free 21+ networking event. Simply bring some business cards, a bottle of wine or craft beer to share, and enjoy yourself!
Find out more here.
October wrapped up the 16th season of Third Thursday! This season started in cold, pouring rain back in March and ended on a beautiful autumn night.
DJA has seen tens of thousands of their closest friends, racked up hundreds of volunteer hours, petted a city’s worth of dogs, and eaten more turkey legs and snow cones than is probably good for us.
The 2024 Third Thursday season will launch on March 21 and vendor applications will open in January! DJA will see everyone then!
Friends of Downtown Campaign
DJA’s annual Friends of Downtown campaign has begun, and some of you may have received their giving packet in the mail or a tidy little email in your inbox. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The generous monthly (or one-time) contributions from those who support DJA allow them to constantly expand their efforts in historic preservation, economic vitality, community engagement, and throwing some of the best parties in town.
Their Friends of Downtown Campaign will begin in earnest in November, so you can expect to hear from them soon!
You can also skip the line and donate here.
The Empire Market Workspace
Are you a small business owner who needs space to grow? Or are you currently working from home and desire a more private space? The Workspace at the Joplin Empire Market might be the right fit for you!
We currently have a few office spaces available for lease — they are budget friendly, come with access to shared-use spaces, and have fiber internet access.
For more information, contact Kristina at 417.501.9549 or email@example.com.
Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance