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Hopewell revives ‘Third Thursdays’ street festivals, now allowing open containers

The City of Hopewell is bringing back its "Third Thursdays" street festival starting in June.
The City of Hopewell is bringing back its "Third Thursdays" street festival starting in June.(City of Hopewell)
Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 12:21 AM EDT
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HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - The City of Hopewell is bringing back its “Third Thursdays” street festivals with live music, kids’ activities, raffles, food trucks and local restaurants.

The events, which are held in the downtown area on East Broadway Street, are scheduled for July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. Each festival runs from 5-8 p.m.

This Thursday, July 15, Kurt Crandall a blues and swing artist will be playing and The James House will be entertaining kids in the Kids Zone. The Hopewell Downtown Partnership has more than 50 vendors and five food trucks will be serving a variety of food and lite beer.

In response to attendees’ feedback, people will be allowed to walk around with an open container within the designated event area. Local vendors will be selling beverages along with food that patrons can carry out of the restaurants and walk around with.

“With the economic challenges of the past year, we felt it best to funnel event dollars into our restaurants,” said Heather Lyne, director of the Hopewell Downtown Partnership. “We hope that the public will understand and support this experiment!”

Mill Run Bluegrass Band is scheduled for August and Weeknd Plans will play in September.

To learn more about the Hopewell Downtown Partnership visit their website here.

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