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Join us Thursday, Oct. 19 at Decarsky Dog Park from 5 to 8 p.m. for Third Thursday. Third Thursday is a time to celebrate the arts in Derby. Enjoy artist exhibits, adult beverages, food truck fare and more. You do not need to bring a dog to attend.

Check out the new Third Thursday: Derby, KS Facebook page for the most up-to-date event information.

Activities at Decarsky Dog Park

  • Artists: Enjoy pet art by Alexandria Olthoff and Jacob Seymore. Have your dog pose for a portrait at the event with Jacob Seymore.
  • Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. Register online and bring your dog in costume to Third Thursday for a chance to win great prizes from local veterinarians and dog care stores.
  • Food and drinks: Cheezepanzee, El Gusto, Funky Monkey Munchies, Honey and Rue’s, Taters N Toppings, Waffles N Stuff, First Man Brewery, Grace Hill Winery, Shaken or Stirred Bartending.
  • Dog-related booths including Derby Animal Control, Petco, Vetco and more!
  • Kansas Grown Farmers Market vendors.

Other Participating Locations

  • Derby Historical Museum, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Derby Public Library, 6 to 8 p.m., Kansas Academy of Oil Painter reception. Live music by TJ Bayliff. View art from Saadia Schroeder on the High Wall Gallery.
  • First Man Brewery, 3 to 10 p.m., photography by Anthony Fincher.
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • The Sandbox, 7 to 10 p.m.  

Upcoming Third Thursday Events

  • April 18, 2924: Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • May 16, 2024: Warren Riverview Park, 321 W. Market.

Third Thursday is a City of Derby event free to the public. A special thanks to our 2023 sponsors, the Derby Public Library and Derby Arts Council.

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at or 316-788-1519 ext. 1267.

Interested Artists

We feature up to three artists at each event. Art forms typically selected include canvas painting (oil/acrylic), glass blowing, handmade pottery, and professional nature and landscape photography. There is a $25 artist fee. 

To be considered for an for upcoming event, apply here.

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at or 788-1519 ext. 1267. 

Booth Space and Sponsorships

Most booth spaces in the event lawn are Kansas Grown Farmers Market vendors.

Fundraising booths - One nonprofit organization per event may set up a 10'x10' booth upon approval. Groups must be located in Derby, civic and community minded, demonstrating Derby Proud attributes by services provided. Please email a description of your organization and purpose of your booth.

Sponsorships - We now offer two sponsorship opportunities for businesses, both including 10'x10' booth space. Learn more about these sponsorship opportunities and apply online.

  1. Jenay Wallace

    Jenay Wallace

    Marketing & Events Specialist
    Phone: 316-788-1519 ext. 1267