Third Thursday Returns June 21st

 3rd Thursday returns June 21st. Photo, Klamath Falls Downtown Association  Facebook .

3rd Thursday returns June 21st. Photo, Klamath Falls Downtown Association Facebook.

3rd Thursday is Back for the 2018 Season!

Presented by Cascade Health Alliance

The Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) is excited to announce the 2018 3rd Thursday Season presented by Cascade Health Alliance!

3rd Thursday events are free, family friendly, and will be held in downtown Klamath Falls throughout the summer from 6pm until 9pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16.

Following the success of previous years, this season’s events will highlight a theme that will change each month.

In June, join us in kicking off the 3rd Thursday season by celebrating Fun and Healthy Activities in the Great Outdoors. Walking, hiking, running, swimming, and outdoor recreation are the featured emphasis, and you can visit the walking, hiking, birding, trailing and other resources around Klamath Falls that support, promote or facilitate these activities.

July’s theme will let you Celebrate Your Own Inner Athlete. This month we'll highlight bicycling, team sports, fitness and dance organizations. Plenty of local groups will be on hand with fun activities to promote these ways of getting fit, and to show you how
accessible they are to even the least athletic among us! And finally, in August, you can Feed Your Local Addiction – Local Food is On the Menu!

August is the peak season for foods grown right here in the
Klamath Basin! This month's event will emphasize local food security, and how what you eat can lead to preventive healthcare and healthy family lifestyle changes.

Cascade Health Alliance and 3rd Thursday partners will also be promoting healthy lifestyles in other ways. At all three 3rd Thursday events, Cascade Health Alliance and other organizations will give out free pedometers to booth visitors along with a “CHA Health Challenge Card”.

The CHA Health Challenge Cards contain simple health- or fitness-related activities. With a challenge card and pedometer, participants will complete the activity during the event, and then check in at a participating vendor booth to receive a gift for completing the challenge! At the end of the summer, all participants are entered into a drawing for a larger prize! (Participants must be present at the final event to win).

3rd Thursday 2018 is presented by the Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) and Cascade Health Alliance. KFDA would also like to recognize the following “Corporate Champion” and  “Downtown Promoter” partners for their financial assistance in support of 3rd Thursday:

  • The Ledge
  • Klamath Insurance Center
  • NIS Labs
  • Blue Zones Project
  • Thai Orchid

Other 3rd Thursday sponsors include Rodeo’s Pizza and Saladeria, Amerititle, and Poppy.

Each 3rd Thursday event will feature live music, art, specialty food and beverages, and a variety of vendors. A portion of Main Street several side streets adjacent to Main Street will be closed to vehicle
traffic to allow pedestrians safe access to businesses, vendors, and other activities.

Vendors interested in participating in the 3rd Thursday season are encouraged to visit KFDA’s website at www.downtownklamathfalls.org/3rd-thursday.html for more information and to register online. The deadline for vendor and booth registration for the kickoff event is June 8th. If you are interested in getting involved in the planning action, the 3rd Thursday planning committee would love your help! Contact Darin Rutledge, executive director, at darin@downtownklamathfalls.org.

Press release provided from Klamath Falls Downtown Association.