Third Thursday

Third Thursday is Joplin’s trademark cultural event. Every Third Thursday from March to October, thousands of people fill Main Street Joplin to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment and food. Join us from 5:30-8:30 for the main events.


Makers Market

The monthly Makers Market at 3rd Thursday and its indoor pop-up galleries throughout downtown is filled with some of the areas best collections from local makers and artists.  Some works are for sale and some are simply for exhibition.  There are also additional galleries beyond the 1st to 7th area, Spiva Center for the Arts, Local Color and Phoenix Fired Art.

performance stages

Performance Stages

There are performances spread between 1st and 7th.  Walk around to hear the different musicians, take hip-hop lessons, and watch vignettes.



One of the best things about Third Thursday is dinner at one of our downtown restaurants.  Dine in or take out and eat while you stroll.



Visit our shops on Third Thursday and be on the lookout for special classes, special discounts, and reasons you have to come back!