Beginning in May, something exceptional begins in Downtown Manhattan, KS, its called, Third Thursdays! While some of you might not have heard of "Third Thursdays," I am here to tell you that need to put it on your schedule! As I mentioned, Third Thursdays begin in May and runs through September from 5 pm-8 pm, I am sure it is no surprise, it's every Thursday.
Third Thursdays are truly a community event! The unique mixture of arts, local talents, music, food, and most of all, fun! Each week attendees are treated to various performers, food, activities, music, and more! Coming up on this week's Third Thursday, you will find things like Flight Risk, these ladies are the Aerial troupe from Little Apple Pilates Co.! Come watch as they perform on the aerial silk and hoop display! Terry Remple with Hands-on pottery, Ann Warren will be offering Henna, Missy Burke will have her Polymere clay earrings on display, candles, mixed media art and I promise you so much more! For a complete list click here!
Now if you know our downtown businesses you know they are also going to join in the fun! On the 21st, you can stop by G. Thomas Jewelers and be entered into a drawing, grab a drink and produce at Manhattan Brewing Company, or shop various sales and drink specials. For those who want to enjoy Christmas in July stop by AJ's patio and think of cooler months with the Festival of Lights crew! Santa is even stopping by for those early Christmas wishes!!
One of the things I am really excited to attend is at Furnish and it is their Sit & Sip event. When I was in the store a few weeks ago I noticed a spilled glass on their WHITE display couch. At first, I thought "OH NO," then I realized that it was a fake wine glass and was there to advertise their new sustainable fabrics and obviously spill-proof fabrics! As a family with pets who do enjoy dinner and a movie on their couch, this could be a game-changer for us! If you are interested in seeing more specials, giveaways, and sales at the various downtown merchants, click here and scroll down to see what everyone has up their sleeves this week!
If you are interested in participating in Third Thursdays, you can click on this link and scroll all the way down to submit an application! As I mentioned, it changes every week so be sure to check back often and make sure to enjoy our beautiful Downtown Manhattan, KS!