ESTEVAN - The Estevan Downtown Business Association’s night markets are set to return for their second year on June 23.
The markets will feature local businesses, food trucks, entertainment and community organizations.
Downtown night markets will be running every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot behind the RBC Royal Bank, with a variety of local businesses on display. The market will also offer some new feature attractions.
“This year, we are bringing in a new feature tent that will showcase a different non-profit organization at each market. The organization will have an opportunity to share more about their mission with the community as well as have some programming and activities for children and families to take part in while they are at the market,” said market co-ordinator Breanne Van De Woestyne.
Van De Woestyne said that the Downtown Business Association really wants to focus on promoting what the community has to offer, and encourage people to spend time downtown through the weekly event.
The first market will have live entertainment from Estevan local Blair Biech. There will also be a bouncy castle for the kids and a variety of local vendors. The feature tent will include The Sunflower Network, a local organization with a mission of supporting new Ukrainian refugees coming to Estevan.
The Sunflower Network will be hosting a hotdog barbecue with all proceeds supporting their cause.
Elephant Ear Emporium will also be on location serving supper, while the City of Estevan offering free group heritage walking tours that showcase the history of downtown Estevan.
“There will be so many new and exciting things happening at the markets this summer and we are looking forward to not only showcasing local businesses, entertainers and community organizations, but to also get people downtown and enjoy what Estevan has to offer,” said Van De Woestyne.
The final market will be Sept. 8.