Coming on the heels of a successful inaugural run in 2017, Third Thursday on 3rd, DTLV’s newest tradition, returns to the 3rd street corridor at the Downtown Grand to claim it’s throne as “King of the Streats” and mark the beginning of its official 2018 residency.
The monthly food truck and live art experience will hit the 3rd street blacktop every third Thursday of the month in 2018 (*weather permitting) beginning with a special “Shamrock the Street” edition on Thursday, March 15 just in time to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This month’s event aims to give attendees of ALL AGES a bit of craic with five gourmet food trucks, street games, and O’swag give-a-ways PLUS additional property-wide celebrations on the luckiest day of the year. Speaking of lucky, the Downtown Grand will be pouring All-You-Can-Drink Green Beer (21+ over) for just $20 from 6pm-Midnight (on 3rdStreet as well as at Freedom Beat and Furnace Bar).
Third Thursday on 3rd: March 15th, 6pm – 9pm
Food Trucks: Some of the city’s most beloved food trucks will line the streets to form a tasty tunnel of delights highlighting the best mobile menus in town. This month’s line-up will include: Waffle Love, Cookie Bar, Hot Corn and More, Stripchezze, and Cousins Maine Lobster.
Live Art: Two of the valley’s top freestyle artists, *Jesse Hudson & *Recycled Propaganda, will entertain event goers with a LIVE art installation under the 3rd street lights. Along with an energetic MC throughout the night, DJ Edoc will provide the shamrock soundtrack for this animated experience designed to electrify bystanders with uninhibited street art and showcase two of the best street artists on the west coast. Street Games: 3rd street will be flush with all of your favorite street games including, Ping-Pong, cornhole, and foosball. Additional contests and prizes will be given away throughout the night PLUS a chance to play PLINKO to win gift certificates, and other Downtown Grand swag.
*Jesse Hudson is a 19-year old photographer and artist based in Las Vegas whose art explores the psychology of everyday experiences and phenomenas.
*Recycled Propaganda is a socio-political artist acclaimed for his graphic exploration of a broad variety of contemporary issues from global history to current affairs.
St. Patrick’s Day: Saturday, March 17th
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration continues into the weekend with an official Paddy’s Pint Crawl on Saturday, March 17th from noon – midnight. $20 will get you all-you-can drink green beer at Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, and the Citrus Grand Pool Deck. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the casino cage.Additionally, Hogs & Heifers will host its annual Las Vegas Valley Firefighters Parade & Skills Challenge on 3rd Street. Parade assembly begins at 10:30 a.m. in front of Hogs & Heifers. At noon, the parade will move from Fremont and Main, down Fremont to 3rd Street, culminating at Hogs & Heifers for the Firefighter Skills Challenge Competition. Hogs & Heifers very own Michelle Dell will serve as Grand Marshall of the parade. There will be fire trucks on display, Irish dancers, Honor Guards PLUS a Jameson Irish Whiskey ice luge and more!