Downtown Joplin Alliance Seeks Vendors for the 17th Season of Third Thursday

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

(Joplin, MO) – Applications for vendors and musicians for the 17th season of Third Thursday, downtown Joplin’s only recurring street festival, opened earlier this month and will continue on an ongoing monthly basis throughout the year.

Applications for food vendors, artisans, businesses, nonprofits, and musicians, as well as guidelines, can be found on Downtown Joplin Alliance’s website here. Applications for each month’s event are open until the first Monday of the month. March’s applications will close on March 4.

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 5:30 to 8:30 pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food.

Each month has different themes and vendors, and sponsors are encouraged to build activities around the themes. For the 2024 season, these themes are:

  • March 21: Go Green Downtown
  • April 18: Be a Hero
  • May 16: Route 66 Fest
  • June 20: You Belong Celebration
  • July 18: Downtown Waterfest
  • August 15: Dog Days of Summer
  • September 19: Green & Gold (Missouri Southern State University)
  • October 17: Harvest Fest

About Downtown Joplin Alliance: 

Downtown Joplin Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence and entertainment. Downtown Joplin is host to many monthly, seasonal, and annual events designed to encourage community involvement and stimulate the local economy.


Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance

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