“Third Thursday on 3rd” is fun (and a little annoying) to say out loud, but if it’s anything like it’s described, Downtown Grand’s street party will be even more fun to attend.
Launching July 20, the event will feature five food trucks, a live street art battle, giveaways, games, a DJ and more.
The night’s highlight is Secret Walls, a global event series that’s been featured in 80 cities worldwide and has has held similar competitions at Gold Spike and Container Park. During the battle, two artists will go head-to-head for 90 minutes to create works on the fly. The participating artists will have their work displayed at the Grand’s Third Street entrance.
While that’s going down, attendees can partake in a variety of games such as pingpong, foosball and Jenga, or grab a bite from Truk-N-Yaki, The Cookie Bar, Cousins Maine Lobster, Stripchezze and Waffle Love. For those over 21, Downtown Grand’s Freedom Beat restaurant will be pouring craft beers, with drink specials scattered throughout the hotel.
Though the July 20 date is the only Third Thursday on 3rd currently scheduled, organizers hope to make it a monthly series, with similar activations in the works.
“We look at this as one of the many new events we will be staging on Third Street in the coming months and we are committed to establishing the street as a new hub for arts, entertainment and culinary experiences,” Downtown Grand general manager Kevin Glass said in a press release.
Third Thursday on 3rd
July 20, 7-10 p.m., free, Third Street at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, downtowngrand.com