This Thursday, May 11 marks the first of three Madison Night Markets to be held this summer. I look forward to being there to help kick things off at Lisa Link Peace Park, along with Bucky Badger, the UW Marching Band, dozens of merchants and hundreds of visitors.
The Market, located along Gilman Street in the heart of downtown Madison will be held the second Thursday of the months of May, June and July in 2017. The market will vary from month to month with different vendors and entertainment. From 6pm – 11pm visitors and downtown residents are invited to come celebrate all things Madison.
Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, giant board games, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. The Market is presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison. Partnerships with the Dane County Farmer's Market, Intellectual Ratchet, Overture Center for the Arts and more will ensure this event is a city-wide representation of this community's talent.
Many businesses within the Central District are staying open later and offering a wide variety of special events and sales. Make sure to check out A New Hope, Art Gecko, AC Hotel, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Dough Baby, Gnar Hoops, Insomnia Cookies, Lotsa, Parthenon, Ragstock, Rethreads and more! Visit the website at www.madisonnightmarket.com to find out more on these participating retailers and their special offers.
Special thanks to the Central Madison Business Improvement District (BID) for all the hard work of organizing this and so many other downtown programs, projects and activities! See you downtown!