First Thursdays in Downtown Wausau

May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1

Throughout Wausau's River District
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Experience the world of visual and performing arts, music and retail commingling together in the historic heart of downtown Wausau's River District.  Featuring a scavenger hunt every month, a fun way to explore the downtown with the opportunity to win a gift basket or $50 gift certificate to a participating business.  Always Something Fun!  Always Something Unexpected! Thanks to Wisconsin WoodchucksNationwide,Ruder WareCompass PropertiesEye Clinic of WisconsinBMO Harris,River Valley BankExecutive Cleaning and ENT Associates for their support of this event! 


Starting at 4pm and running until 8pm, attendees can meander, discover and explore downtown Wausau in a festival setting of performing and visual arts stage throughout the shopping district. (Music and art start at 5

Over 15 musicians and bands will be dispersed throughout downtown Wausau, as well as local artists and other entertainment.

In addition, each month will feature a scavenger hunt with a chance to win some exciting prizes from River District businesses.

Almost 40 businesses throughout the River Dsitrict will particpate in First Thursdays this year:
319 Bistro
Allister Deacon's
Back When Cafe
City Grill
La Prima
J. Gumbo's
Mint Cafe

Antiques by Ginny
Art, Books, and Banter
Blonde & Beyond
Cambell Haines
Central Board Shop
Evolutions in Design
Isaac's Fine Apparel
Janke Bookstore
Kidz Closet
Merle Norman
Nicole's Boutique
Northwoods Jewelry Co.
Second Peek Boutique
Shepherd & Shaller Sporting Goods
St. Clair's Menswear
Studio 7 Fashion Exchange
Studio E Salon, Spa, and ManCave
Terradea Salon & Spa
The Lamplighter
The Violet Loft
Wig N Things Boutique 

Center for Visual Arts
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
The Bauhaus
The McCartneys Photography
St. John's Episcopal Church