It's Wednesday, so that means it's Westown day Downtown. The Westown Association hosts its market and concert series, River Rhythms, on Wednesdays. Today, it also means the new Night Market from Newaukee on the parking lot between 4th and 5th Streets on Wisconsin Avenue.
The area's longest-running farmers market, the Westown Farmers Market continues today at Zeidler Union Square between 3rd and 4th Streets on Michigan Street. And, today it welcomes two new vendors: Fresh Farm Bowls and Big Dipper. Fresh Farm Bowls, a new lunch vendor, focuses on farm fresh produce and real ingredients to provide an amazing variety of food from Middle Eastern to chipotle pulled pork bowls. Big Dipper will sell fresh, hand-dipped, almond-chipped ice cream bars.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin also will be at the market today to spread the word about the need for foster homes and becoming a kid hero.
The market runs every Wednesday through October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The setting is great, variety wonderful and it's the only Downtown spot to get the always-tasty Cowboy Kettle Korn.
As for the Newaukee Night Market, it's a great opportunity to be one of the first to preview the Moiré Pavilion and Dream Catcher that are both going up along Wisconsin Avenue later this summer. The market will take place in the new Moiré Pavilion designed by artist and architect Paul Bestul and will be held under the beautiful dream catcher created by visual artist, Ayla Boyle.
The Night Market runs from 5 until 10 p.m.
What will you see there? Expect a creative mix of food, art, fun, music, beer, technology installations, food trucks/carts, live art creation, performances and more. And, most importantly by visiting the night market you not only contribute to the local economy but you are part of the solution to a revitalization of West Wisconsin Avenue. Need a map or list of vendors before heading out? Click here.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published April 24, 2015
The Roundy's Pick 'N Save in Shorewood closes today. It's being replaced by a new development that will include a Roundy's Metro Market grocery store.
Published April 22, 2015
Seeking a new family show to watch this past weekend Jeff Sherman did some searching and reading on Twitter, and found the Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street."
Published April 10, 2015
Frost Williams from VISIT Milwaukee went to last night's Neil Diamond concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Here's five observations and a full list set.
Published April 6, 2015
George Webb Restaurants once again predicts that the Milwaukee Brewers will win 12 games in a row this season. When it happens, free burgers for everyone.
Published April 4, 2015
The April 3rd Travel Section on Washingtonpost.com includes the feature story titled "Venturing beyond the beer and brats in Milwaukee."
Published April 2, 2015
While I do my best to live my life with faith, family and friends in first place I think I've "discovered" the two "things" that truly bind us all. Sports and music.
Published March 30, 2015
Eco-friendly small homes are making headway into media, TV shows and larger and larger cities. New York has a micro apartment program and Chicago is poised to build on the trend in Logan Square.
Published March 26, 2015
Courtesy of our friends at the Hunger Task Force, we have a meet and greet opportunity for you. Just read on to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hunt's show on April 4 at The Rave and you'll also score a meet and greet with this rising country star.
Published March 21, 2015
This interview was a real treat. It was an opportunity for me to sit down with not only a former boss, Joe Sweeney, but a friend, adviser and mentor who's helped motivate, guide and inspire me.
Published March 9, 2015
Verlo and its recently-renovated flagship store at 6501 W. Layton Ave. wants to change how your shop for sleep. The Milwaukee-maker of mattresses isn't alone in wanting to solve our sleep challenges or change our minds about what we want and need in a mattress. It is, though, unique in its transparent, modern and comfortable approach.