Thinking of hanging around town this weekend? The second annual Night Market at the Park is back and you won’t want to miss it. This is the once-a-year outdoor market and official kickoff to the District of Squamish Downtown Squamish Summer Series of free community events happening every weekend throughout the month of August. The market takes place this Friday August 15 from 5-9pm at Stan Clarke Park and Cleveland Avenue and will feature a selection of curated and locally made clothing accessories and homewares, art installations, street performers as well as live music from local acoustic-electric artist Jana Lahti and Vancouver singer-songwriter Stephanie Chatman.
The event is organized by the team behind another local favourite, Refresh Market, the biannual handmade and vintage market, so expect to see some familiar faces amongst the Night Market’s 20+ vendors.
Here are a few of the vendors worth checking out.
Mellifera Bees: Locally made unprocessed honey harvested ethically in backyards across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (and probably THE best honey infusions you will ever try).
Best Coast Lighting: Local artist Brett Easton is the man behind this collection of one-of-a-kind illuminated pieces made from new, antique and vintage materials as well as anything else you can turn into a light.
Sasha Eillenna Jewelry: If you’re a Refresh regular you probably own at least one piece in this locally designed line of jewelry by Sasha Pellow whose warrior-themed collection includes rings, bracelets and pendants made from quartz crystal, howlite, gunmetal and bronze castings.
One Small Room: This mobile children’s boutique, which also has a brick and mortar shop at On the Farm Country Market, carries a wide selection children’s accessories and playthings plus new and consignment clothing from birth to big kid including such lines as Winter Water Factory, Little Lark and the exceptionally adorable Hello Apparel.
Re:Creation: We first discovered these girls at the Whistler Farmers’ Market two years ago and they are AWESOME. We really can’t tell you exactly what they’ll bring because they are always changing things up, but we did catch up with them in Whistler a few weeks back and fell in love with their new quartz and amazonite necklaces made from recycled metal.
Sarita Mann Design Studio: This is a great collection of hand-drawn paper goods, including some of our favourite birthday greetings ever designed, made by (the very lovely) Vancouver-based designer Sarita Mann. Stock up while you can!
Check out the official event page on Facebook for full details.