Farmers Market. This year, the Farmers Market sprouts up in the Square for the first time this year on Thursday, May 17 and continues on each week from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. right into November. We're still working on the last few details, but we can tell you that we're going to fill the Square with more vendors than ever before. In fact, you could say that there will be a bumper crop for this year's Market.
Along with the Farmers Market, another thing you can count on finding — well, hearing, actually — in the Square is live music nearly every day of the week. Of course, the Thursday Noontime concerts will strike a familiar chord during the Farmers Market. But this year, the sounds of summer will resonate a bit longer as the concert schedule expands beyond the traditional June to August line-up. Stay tuned for a complete list of dates and performers, including a series of Friday evening shows. We promise to keep your toes tapping to the sounds of music right in to fall.
Market Square Merchants Association will once again sponsor Mellow Mondays and Wednesday's Mid-Week Concerts with local and national acts from Noon- 1 p.m. And, since most of the MSMA members just happen to be in the restaurant business, the music is a perfect side dish to whatever you order — from a whooper of a Primanti's sandwich to a tasty pasta entree at Sienna on the Square.
Once school's out for the year, it's time for KidsPlay in the Square. This year, the popular kid-eriffic event changes days from Fridays, to Tuesday mornings. Each Tuesday from
10-11:30 a.m., little ones from all around flock to the Square for 90 minutes of storytelling, crafts, special demonstrations, special guests and special treats — all geared for the young and young at heart. The fun starts on June 5 and continues each Tuesday through August 21.
We hope this sneak peek at the coming events in the Square provided a bit of a silver lining behind the recent dark clouds. Because no matter the weather this week, summer is coming to the Square sooner than you think.