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Here comes July MarketFest

By Contributor
July 26th, 2018

It's back. And with the weather looking very summerish, the return of MarketFest in Nelson Friday, July 27th will no doubt attract the crowds.

Starting at 6 p.m. and running until 10 p.m., the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street will be packed with vendors and great entertainment.

This July’s MarketFest musical line-up begins with the wonderful dance rhythms of Mushana Marimba, then Apollo Suns with their sweet jams take the stage, followed by the rocking Baker Street Blues Band. This all takes place on the Falls St. Stage at Falls and Baker St. At the Stanley St. Stage, which is hosted this year by The Nelson District Arts Council, there will be live painting, art gallery and other performances.

Also at this stage there will be giant bubbles, DJ’s and dancing.

EcoSociety’s Markets & Events Director, Jesse Woodward, who has been managing the MarketFest celebrations for the last seven years, will be working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that July 27th MarketFest event is a safe and fun event for all included.

He said that “last year’s two MarketFest events were super well attended and loads of fun and I am hoping that the weather will be with us again this year so EcoSociety can roll out these wonderful community street parties in the summer sun.”

MarketFest attendees will, as always, have a fantastic verity of  products  to choose from including include hand-made hats and clothes, locally made pottery and jewellery, and an array of body care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready-to-eat foods.

MarketFest will, as always, have the food court area on and around Baker and Kootenay Street. This set up makes it very easy makes for festival goers to find and choose from the wide selection of ready-to-eat foods that will be on hand. What better way to spend a warm summer evening then eating scrumptious fresh foods, shopping for locally made goods and taking in amazing live music and the arts.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety operates MarketFest as a project to promote the local economy and to create a meeting place for arts, culture and community networking. Ecosociety is able to put on MarketFest and its other markets due to generous funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson & District Credit Union as well as help from numerous other local businesses including The Kootenay Coop, The Rossland Dispensary, Oso Negro, The Kootenay Bakery Café, Bia Boro, Hall Printing, Valhalla Pure and many more.

The EcoSociety also runs the Saturday Cottonwood Community Market at Cottonwood Falls Park and the Wednesday Nelson Downtown Local Market on Hall St. just off of Baker Street.

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