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Thrilling Thursdays to provide activities in Downtown Mount Pleasant all summer

Events will take place every Thursday through August

Buildings sit in downtown Mount Pleasant on Sep. 9, 2018.

For the fourth year in a row, Thrilling Thursdays will provide entertainment for community members all summer.

Thrilling Thursdays take place at 6 p.m. every Thursday in Downtown Mount Pleasant. Each week will provide different activities, all of which are free to the public.

The summer lineup is:

June 13 - Bike Fair

The first event for Thrilling Thursdays is a bike fair June 13 in Town Center. The Mount Pleasant Optimist Club hosts the event each year. Children between 3-12 years old can learn about bicycle safety and participate in a bicycle skills course. The Optimist Club will provide bike helmets and hot dogs; participants should bring their own bike. There will also be a raffle for a bicycle.

June 20 - Made in the Mitten

"The Faygo Book" author Joe Grimm will present his book at Art Reach's Morey Family Gallery. Attendees can drink Faygo and vote for their favorite flavor.

June 27 - Dueling Pianos

Main Street Dueling Pianos will perform and all-request show with interactive comedy routines at Nelson Park. Children will be able to make their own musical instruments.

July 11 - Camping/Glamping

Attendees can make their own backyard tent at Chipp-A-Waters park. There will also be traditional camping snacks and yoga.

July 18 - Bubbles

This "bubblebonanza" in Town Center will include bubbles made from multiple materials. Participants can create giant bubbles and DIY bubble wands, or compete in a bubblegum blowing contest.

July 25 - Shark Week

Town Center will be swimming with shark-related activities including crafts, games and a lesson about sharks.

August 1 - The Great Escape

Participants will complete a mission by searching for clues in Downtown Mount Pleasant. 

August 8 - Space is the Place

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, residents can head to Mount Pleasant City Hall to build and launch water bottle rockets. Refreshments include Tang and Moon Pies.

August 15 - Kidz Karnival

This event in Town Center will include carnival must-haves like guessing booths, face painting, tattoo booths, cotton candy, carnival games and a dunk tank.

August 22 - Battle of the Burgers

Local chefs will compete in Town Center to see who truly makes the best burger. Attendees get to taste the burgers and vote for their favorites.