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Downtown Market open for holiday weekend

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The Outdoor Market will be open all three days this 4th of July holiday week: Tuesday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Thursday (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.). The indoor market hall will be open regular hours all weekend, including 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, July 4.

/Courtesy of Downtown Market

How to get involved

Kids at the Market and Chefs at the Market are free and don’t require registration! For information on other classes at the Downtown Market, visit website calendar of events here.

/Courtesy of Downtown Market

/Courtesy of Downtown Market

Kids at the Market activities: Tuesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon (Market Terrace)

  • July 1: Story time with Author Terri Rowe, who will read her kids books “Green Goo,” “Who are you?” and “Emily’s Cat Tale.”
  • July 8: Traveling Zoo: John Ball Zoo volunteers will bring animals to the Market!
  • July 15: Bubbles and music parachute fun
  • July 22: Science on a Stick: Kent County 4-H staff will engage kids with simple experiments
  • July 29: Physical Literacy: Making movement fun with hand-eye and foot-eye coordination practice
  • August 5: Healthy eating habits: The Market’s education department demonstrates how to make healthy eating fun!
  • August 19: Tie-dye watercolors
  • August 26: Yoga for pre-schoolers introduces kids to yoga through stories, songs, music and movement
Chefs at the Market: Saturday mornings, from 10-11 a.m. (Market Terrace)
  • July 5: Jacob Bandstra, Downtown Market: “Independence day at the Market” - Jacob will demonstrate how to create dishes for your holiday weekend get-togethers with ingredients found at the market!
  • July 12: Torrence O’Haire, The Starving Artist and The Full Moon Supper Club: “La Bouillabase: How to keep your fishmonger happy"
  • July 19: Abby Therrien, Terra GR: “Beet the heat"
  • July 26: Chef Terri Rees: “Sensational summer salads"
  • Aug. 2: Becky Kwastienet, La Petite Culinarian: "Family breakfast"
  • Aug. 9: Michael Farrell, Storyville Cheesery: “Bacon jam: Sweet and savory"
  • Aug. 16: Jen Heringhausen, Hy-Vee: “Cooking with healthy fats"
  • Aug. 23: Matthew Green, Reserve Wine and Food: “Cooking a CSA share"
  • Aug. 30: Keneisha Darden, KStreet Eatery, LLC: “Caribbean jerk"
  • Sept. 6: Jenna Arcidiacono, Amore Trattoria: “Impromptu Italian"
  • Sept. 13: Mario Cascante, Tacos El Cunado: “¡Salsa!"
  • Sept. 20: Kathleen Schiefler, Kathleen & Company: “Sweet and savory squash"
  • Sept. 27: Elijah Lopez, CitySēn  Lounge: “Autumn side dishes”

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