The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market has announced a list of upcoming special events that accompany its year-round Sunday shopping at 303 York Street.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Easter Evening Market – Thursday April 18th – 4:00-8:00pm
Market is closed Easter Sunday, so pick up all your ingredients, treats and fixings for the weekend on Thursday night! Featuring a spring-themed barn PACKED with all your favourite vendors, special treats, a quiet story-nook for kids, market scavenger hunt and more. Musical guests brought to you by Homegrown Music Festival.
Wear Flowers to Market Day – Sunday May 5th – 9:00am-2:00pm
Market finally moves back outside for the summer season! Visitors are encouraged to celebrate by wearing flowers, flower-print, or anything that makes you feel “springy”. Join local floral artists in the new Art Barn to make flower crowns and garlands. Music by Erin Parker 10am-1pm.
Yoga Class on the Grass – Weekly 10:00-11:00am: Sunday May 12th through October 13th
Join Janati Yoga School at centre of market for a FREE 1-hour yoga class-on-the-grass throughout the summer months. Class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Weather dependent. Follow @memorialmarket on Twitter or Instagram for updates.
Tai Chi on the Grass – Weekly 11:15-12:00pm: Sunday May 19th through October 13th
Join Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi for a FREE 1hr Tai Chi class in the grass every Sunday 11:15-12:15 throughout the summer months. Class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Please dress for the weather. Follow @memorialmarket on Twitter or Instagram for updates.
Kids’ Market – Sunday May 19th – 9:00am-2:00pm
A special market day for the wee ones! Pop by the Art Barn to make believe in a Mini Cardboard Market. Guest vendor Humanitarian Club at École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon School will be selling “Pocket Buddies”, their ongoing fundraising project in support of numerous national and international charities. Learn more at the Pocket Buddies project website. Music by Fiddle Earth.
Cycling Week & Bike Parade – Sunday June 2nd – 10:00-2:00pm
Join Frontenac Cycle, Yellow Bike Action and friends to kick-off Ontario Cycling Week! Cycle to market for special freebies and prize draws all day. 10am-1pm Bike Decoration Station at the Art Barn. 10am-1pm Tune-Up Station by Yellow Bike Action. 1pm-2pm Bike Parade (6km via City Park) led by Frontenac Cycle. Music by The Restless Soul Society 10am-1pm.
Local Food Week Celebration – Sunday June 9th – 9:00-2:00pm
Local Food Week takes place in concert with dozens of events at markets across the province. Featuring great family activities like interactive displays, games, and prize draws. Free Cake! Enjoy a slice of maple rhubarb cake prepared by Bread and Butter Bakery, served at 11am! Music by the Kitchen Gypsies 10am-1pm.
Zucchini 500 Races – Sunday July 21st – 9:00-12:30pm
What do you get when you put wheels on a zucchini? A silly Zucchini Car, that’s what! The popular Zucchini 500 race is back and full of silly fun for all ages. Car-making starts at 9am. Races at 11am sharp.
Join Minotaur Games & Gifts Saturday July 20th 1-4pm for a Zucchini Car making party at 78 Princess St. All supplies provided free or by donation. Thank you to Loyalist Area Scouts for their help making this event possible!
Picnic in the Park & Corn Roast – Sunday August 11th – 9:00-2:00pm
This annual BBQ Corn Roast is a celebration of the harvest season! Bring your picnic blankets, baskets and the whole family for games, prize draws, fresh corn-on-the-cob and free watermelon slices for all!
Local Burger Bash – Sunday September 8th – 11:00-2:00pm
Beef, lamb and veggie patties paired with fresh local toppings, buns, sauces, and salad – ALL the ingredients for these special burgers are provided by market vendors. You won’t find any brand-name ketchup at this burger party! Featuring live music & kid’s activities. $10 for your choice of burger, bun & salad. Vegan options available!
Mini-Oktoberfest – Sunday October 6th – 11:00-2:00pm
A truly local, truly mini, Oktoberfest Celebration! Platters featuring sausage, pretzels, mustard, and potato salad provided by participating market vendors. Mini-Beer Garden featuring MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. Live music and kids’ activities all day. $10 for your choice of platter & sides. Vegan options available!
*Full details can be found at memorialcentrefarmersmarket.ca in the weeks leading up to each event. Follow us at “Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market” on Facebook, and @MemorialMarket on Twitter and Instagram.