Believe it or not we actually will get some nice summer days this year, unlike the slew of stormy weather we've seen thus far to start 2021 off. But with the nice weather will be a fun event held on multiple nights to get out and support local business and maybe catch up with some friends. Night Markets will be returning to Kalamazoo on June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23, 2021 from 5 p.m. -10 p.m. 

This year, they’ll be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, from June to September. It’ll be host to around 80 vendors, and while you’ll find more Artisans than you’re used to on a Saturday, you’ll also be able to complete your trip with fresh fruits and veggies, meat, cheese, and a bunch of locally made value-added products. Local beer and wine are available for purchase at each Night Market. Proceeds from this fundraiser bar benefit the Can-Do Kitchen and their programs.

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The event is planning to be held at Mayors’ Riverfront Park at 251 Mill St. in Kalamazoo while the newly renovated Kalamazoo Farmers Market is still under construction. The event is totally free to attend, pets are not aloud at the farmers market however service animals are welcome. A list of vendors that will be occupying the farmers market can be viewed here. While attending the market, people are encouraged to wash hands frequently, not touch their face or mouth, not handle produce or items, and to use sanitary wipes or use handwashing stations located throughout the Market.