Duluth to host '1st Thursday' event

DULUTH -- Merchants and restaurants of downtown Duluth are hosting a "1st Thursday" event on -- as you guessed it -- Thursday. Starting at various times, multiple downtown Duluth businesses will be giving away exclusive offers, plus free merchandise.

"It's just inviting people to come experience downtown Duluth," said Alisa Williams, the city's public information and marketing director.

Rich Dennis, PURE Taqueria partner, organized the event with shops downtown, which launched May 2. First Thursday occurs again on Aug. 1 and will possibly continue in the fall months.

Mellow Jazz Trio will be performing music in the evening hours and food trucks will arrive at 5 and stay until 10 p.m.

The event is open to everyone.