Urban Joplin – April 2019


Monthly Favorites:

  • First Friday WineShare – April 5, 6-8 pm
  • First Thursday ArtWalk – April 4, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Third Thursday – April 18, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Joplin Empire Market – Every Saturday, 10 am-3 pm, 931 E. Fourth St.
  • Downtown Joplin Clean Team – April 5-7, Main St.


Follow Downtown Joplin Alliance on Facebook for more events.



Upcoming Films and Events at Bookhouse Cinema:

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Hummingbird Project
  • Masterpiece: Les Miserables, Episode 1
  • Apollo 11
  • RKO Floor Show – April 19 & 20, 10 pm


Follow Bookhouse Cinema on Facebook for all films, dates and times.




Downtown Joplin is springing back to life this April.


All your favorite community events have returned, along with the warmer weather, and there are so many reasons to get out of the house and head downtown!


Start April off right by joining Downtown Joplin Alliance and your neighbors for a downtown Clean Team event April 5-7. Let’s keep our downtown looking great this spring! Grab a much-deserved bottle of wine after the clean up and mingle the night away with friends at the First Friday Wine Share April 5. The Wine Share is a fun and unique networking opportunity hosted by Downtown Joplin Alliance. The event is held at rotating downtown locations. Follow Downtown Joplin Alliance on Facebook to keep your eye on upcoming Wine Share locations and ways to volunteer downtown.


The Third Thursday season kicked off to a great start last month. Third Thursday is a prime event in the heart of Joplin. Head downtown with friends and family to peruse local shops and galleries, eat from a food truck or at one of our unique downtown restaurants, visit with area vendors and enjoy outdoor entertainment.


Enjoy the spring weather and hop shop-to-shop downtown with your friends. Downtown boutiques like Blue Moon Boutique and Be-You-Nique Boutique are stocked up with new spring threads. You will be a trendsetter this season with the help of our downtown boutiques’ hip style.


Celebrate local art this April and get creative and inspired at Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The art center will host art exhibitions and art classes for kids and adults all month long. PhotoSpiva is a must-see exhibit of photographic excellence from artists across the country to commemorate Spiva’s 43rd anniversary.


Stop by Joplin Empire Market every Saturday from 10 am-3 pm. The vibrant, open-air market offers a variety of local vendors and is Joplin’s one-stop shop for buying local. Find a plethora of products such as fresh roasted coffee, healthy produce, baked goods, historic photos of Joplin and local art.


There’s a little something for everyone this April, so get downtown and watch spring come alive downtown!