July Third Thursday features “Fire and Ice”

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

People stroll through downtown on a previous Third Thursday event

Third Thursday, a mini-street festival designed to promote businesses in the downtown area, is planned for July 20 this month. The event begins at 4:30 PM and runs until 8 PM with many downtown businesses remaining open late for shopping.

“This event is a lot of fun, we have food trucks and entertainment throughout the downtown area,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of Downtown Milford Inc., who puts on the event, said. “This month we have an MC who will keep everyone informed about what is happening downtown. Thanks so much to Neyda Albarran who has graciously volunteered to handle this for us.”

The Milford Children’s Library will feature “Cascading Carlos Fire Juggler” from 5 to 7 PM during the event while the Second Street Players will have Christmas in July and Karaoke from 4:30 to 8 PM at the Riverfront Theater. There will be musical activities at the Music School of Delaware and Irish Rose will feature the Celtic Jammers form 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

“We are excited to offer Doggie Shaved Ice provided by Yarn and Bone Pet Supply,” Collins said. “Kona Ice will be here along with other food trucks.”

Third Thursday was a suggestion made in the Rivertown Rebirth Plan created by Arnett and Muldrow several years ago. Since that time, the city has created the “Press Play: Vision 2023” plan which was designed to begin incorporating some of those plans. Based on the plan, having downtown businesses remain open later one day per week each month while also offering entertainment options that evening can help grow the downtown area, which is DMI’s mission.

“Third Thursday’s are very popular, but we would love to see more people come out on those evenings and visit our merchants,” Collins said. “As of now, there are 107 businesses in our downtown, so there are many options to find just what you are looking for in our beautiful, historic downtown.”

DMi is currently seeking volunteers to help them grow Third Thursday events in Milford. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Collins at 302-839-1180 or stop in their office located at 10 South Walnut Street.

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