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Art. Music. Community.

Live like a local on the Third Thursday of each month as Downtown Hutchinson turns into a celebration of local art, music, and community. Stroll the streets of Downtown Hutchinson and take in the local music and art scene while shopping, dining, and enjoying the month’s featured activities and events. This monthly mini-community festival attracts all ages.

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Third Thursday Submissions

Please take a moment to peruse our registration guidelines. From artists to musicians, food vendors to community members, find the details you need to make your participation seamless and extraordinary.

Third Thursday Registration Guidelines

  • Artists

    Ready to showcase your art at Third Thursday? Whether your medium is paint, mixed-media, or anything in-between — we welcome you to join our monthly community celebration and let your creativity take center-stage. If you’re looking to display or sell your art, please contact Jace Chambers, jchambers@hutchrec.com. 

  • Musicians & Performers

    Do you want to set the stage ablaze at Third Thursday? Whether you’re a solo act, band, DJ, or performing group, we’d love to have you be the soundtrack & entertainment of our evening! If you’re interested in performing live at Third Thursday, please contact Jace Chambers, jchambers@hutchrec.com. 

    Join the Music on Main program:

    At the heart of vibrant communities are the beats that resonate through the streets and Music on Main is a FREE Foxtrot Studio program that supports our local musicians through:

    • Empowering Local musicians
    • Free Equipment Rental
    • Support at Local Events

    Learn More!

    Become a Foxtrot Studio Creative Member:

    Learn more about how to access the sound booth for audio recording, network with other musicians, get gigs, and more!

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  • Food Vendors

    Ready to turn Third Thursday into a feast for the senses? We’re on the lookout for food vendors to join in our monthly community celebration. This is your chance to showcase your flavors and become the talk of every foodie in town. If your interested in being a food vendor for Third Thursday, please contact Jace Chambers, jchambers@hutchrec.com. 

  • Community

    Third Thursday is not just an event; it’s a monthly community celebration! Whether you’re a business, organization, or a tight-knit community group, we invite you to be a part of the magic. From engaging activities to collaborative projects, your participation is the heartbeat of Third Thursday. All community participants are required to fill out the submission form, even if you qualify for free table/booth space. 

    Booth space is free for nonprofits and event participation is free for downtown businesses. All other vendors will be required to pay a $30 booth fee.

    If you’re interested in participating in a Third Thursday, please fill out this submission form.

  • January
    Hutch Happenings
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    Join us at Hutch Happenings, January’s Third Thursday. Find a plethora of warm and inviting booths inside Memorial Hall. There will be everything from local non-profits, business, restaurants and artists. Best of all, there will be several performances planned throughout the evening on-stage. Don’t miss the opportunity to find out all that’s happening in Hutchinson for the new year!

    Check us out on Facebook & YouTube by following the links below.
  • February
    Starry Night
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    February is a dazzling edition of Third Thursday as we embrace the darkness with the enchanting theme of Starry Night. Wander through our vibrant night market, where twinkling lights and celestial activities await.

    Check us out on Facebook & YouTube by following the links below.

  • March
    Street Art
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    Come enjoy Spring in Downtown Hutchinson on March’s Third Thursday’s “Street Art.” Watch as local artists paint LIVE and then bid on this artwork at July’s Third Thursday (2024) – “Arts & Eats.” Watch as creativity unfolds before your eyes. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with art stops all along Main Street. Live music will be playing at the Third Thursday Pop-Up venues. So come on down and take in the sights and sounds of Downtown Hutchinson this March!

  • April
    Spring Fever
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    Rain or shine, this Third Thursday is a lovely time to take in the Spring sights in Downtown Hutchinson while enjoying lots of FREE and family-friendly activities. Artists, vendors, and musicians will be ready to shine.

     

  • May
    Bike. Walk. Hutch.
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    May is Bike Month! That’s why we’ve teamed up with a local organization, Bike Walk Hutch, to get active in Downtown Hutchinson. Enjoy activities that celebrate healthy living in our community, as well as art, music, and vendors.

  • June
    Smallville Festival
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    This is the Third Thursday you’ve been waiting for!

    Join us in Downtown Hutchinson as we kick-off three SUPER days of the Smallville Festival. The evening will begin with the official 2023 Smallville Proclamation. Enjoy lots of fun and FREE family activities like the youth costume contest, inflatables, LIVE performances, shopping opportunities, food trucks, beer garden’s and much, much more!

    Stay tuned to our social media pages for more updates and information! 

    Click for more information on our three-day, home-town celebration, Smallville Festival.

  • July
    Arts & Eats
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    Connect with local, Kansas artists in Downtown, Hutchinson, who will have works of art for sale during Third Thursday. Participate in our LIVE auction of the 2022 collection of Third Thursday Street Art (Painted LIVE in March of 2022), enjoy LIVE music, family-friendly activities and much more!

    Stay tuned to our social media pages for more updates and information!

  • August
    Dog Days of Summer
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    This Third Thursday is dedicated to our four-legged best friends! Bring the pups to Downtown Hutchinson, and participate in dog-theme activities!

  • September
    Reno County School Spirit
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    We’ll be gearing up for the new school year with an electrifying pep rally and vibrant displays of hometown pride in Downtown Hutchinson! Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher, or proud community member, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during our Reno County School Spirit-themed Third Thursday. From spirited competitions to interactive activities, this is your chance to showcase your school pride and rally behind your alma mater.

  • October
    The Haunting of Cow Creek
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    Time: 6-9 p.m.

    Stay Tuned — More Info Coming Soon!

  • November
    Holiday Lights
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    Come one, come all to November’s Third Thursday, Holiday Lights! We are kicking off the holiday shopping season in Downtown Hutchinson with a dazzling display of Christmas lights, live music, and carolers on Main Street. Bundle-up, take a stroll, and enjoy nostalgic and festive decorations while you sip on some delicious hot cocoa. Don’t miss out on this special event – join us for a night of good holiday cheer!

  • December
    Shop Hutch For The Holidays
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    Time: 6-8 p.m.

    Join us in Downtown Hutchinson on December’s Third Thursday to Shop Hutch for the Holidays! Some Downtown businesses will have amazing deals in store for you and the festive atmosphere will be brought alive by the cheerful carolers & live musicians on Main Street. Plus, you won’t want to miss the beautiful and nostalgic window displays that will make your holiday shopping experience truly special. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along for this exciting event!