First Thursday is a popular monthly event that takes place along South Congress Avenue, generally from Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street. It is basically like one big block party where musicians and street vendors gather alongside the South Congress Avenue shops for a fun evening of festivities, and it is perfect for all ages.
On the first Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress that normally close early stay open late (most stay open until 10 p.m!), and may entertain customers with special sales and complimentary drinks or snacks. Some of the restaurants and bars have drink specials. It's a great time for all - come visit us at Maya* on First Thursday!