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Derby’s Third Thursday Free Event: Music, Art, Food trucks

Have you heard about Derby’s Third Thursday? It’s a fantastic FREE event with live music, artist exhibits, adult beverages, food trucks, and more! 

The first Third Thursday of 2023, on March 16 at Madison Avenue Central Park.

Third Thursday Spring 2023 dates and locations:

  • March 16, Madison Avenue Central Park, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • April 20, Madison Avenue Central Park, 4 to 8 p.m. (Spring Into Art will be held  this date) 
  • May 18, Warren Riverview Park, 6 to 9 p.m.

What to expect at the March 16, 2023, Third Thursday: 

At Madison Avenue Central Park you will find three artists inside The Venue lobby: paintings by Rita Tillison, handmade clay jewelry by Lauryn Dipman, and string art by Regina Willhight.

More at Madison Avenue Central Park:

  • Drinks by Grace Hill Winery and Shaken or Stirred Bartending
  • Food trucks, including Brazita Bites, Brown Box Bakery, Busy B’s, Cheezepanzee, and Taters ‘N’ Toppings
  • Live music by Lisa Hittle Jazz Trio

Third Thursday Derby

Stop by the other March participating locations:

  • Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    • Elementary Art Show featuring Derby Public Schools, St. Mary’s and Faith Lutheran 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade artwork.
  • First Man Brewery, 437 E. Madison Ave., 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn, 5 to 7 p.m.
    • Art demos and art for viewing.

Checkout this great video of what you can expect at a Third Thursday: 


Third Thursday is a City of Derby event free to the public. If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at jenaywallace@derbyweb.com or 788-1519 ext. 1267.

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