The temperatures are rising and we’re counting down the days to summer! Locals and visitors alike are looking forward to the longer days and activities that summer brings. A favorite summertime event in Laurel is “Downtown Thursday” and this year, it’s getting a makeover!
Downtown Thursday is a series family-friendly evenings every Thursday night beginning May 31st and lasting until June 28th. Friends from all over Mississippi and beyond are welcome to attend this exciting, fun-filled season of fresh produce, live entertainment, movies, and community.
The evenings will kick off with a Farmers Market from 5-8 pm and will continue with a family-friendly movie at The Backlot. Each night will feature live music on the Farmers Market Stage outside of Southern Antiques, along with great food and endless fun.
The Laurel Farmers Market
The Laurel Farmers Market is definitely not your usual farmers market! It offers a street fair environment with something different going on each week… from kids’ activities and food trucks to live music and a car show! At its new location on North Magnolia Street, the Laurel Farmers Market will be open for business from 5 pm – 8 pm under the lights of downtown. Aside from stocking up on fruits, vegetables, and an assortment of homemade foods, visitors to this market can also stop by the many merchants along Magnolia Street and the entire downtown. This seasonal market attracts local farmers, gardeners, artisans, and craftsmen, resulting in an impressive variety of merchandise. Check out the Laurel Farmers Market for yourself every Thursday starting May 31st – through June 28th.
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at the Laurel Farmers Market, click here to register.
Farmers Market Entertainment Line-up
MAY 31 – KERRY THOMAS (FIREWORKS AT 8PM)
JUNE 7 – TOPHER BROWN (with special guests BEN & ERIN NAPIER)
JUNE 14 – GRAYSON CAPPS (FOOD TRUCK NIGHT)
JUNE 21 – JOHN MILHAM JAZZ TRIO
JUNE 28 – DJ JIM SCOTT (RED, WHITE & VROOM CAR & BIKE SHOW)
Downtown Movie Night
Downtown Movie Night is a highly anticipated summertime event and gets bigger and better each year! Join us in The Backlot at the end of Magnolia Street after the Farmer’s Market for family-friendly movies under the stars.
Downtown Movie Night Line-up
A new addition to the Downtown Thursday entertainment schedule is the Red, White, & Vroom Car & Bike Show. It will take place on Thursday, June 28th from 3pm-8pm on the 400 block of Central Avenue. Registration is going on now! Click here for more information or to register!
These fantastic events would not be possible without signature sponsor, Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union. Laurel Main Street is proud to partner with The Agape Church and Central Sunbelt FCU to continue bringing Downtown Thursday fun to Laurel!