By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 16, 2022 at 11:31 AM Photography: Bobby Tanzilo

Westown and NEWaukee announced today that the one-of-a-kind, free, outdoor street festival is returning with four events this summer.

The Night Market features a variety of local Milwaukee vendors, performers, food trucks and artists and will take place on West Wisconsin Avenue between 2nd Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue from 5 to 10 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21

After the Market’s cancellation in 2020 due to you-know-what, Westown Association hosted a single evening of the Night Market in 2021, which attracted over 25,000 attendees to the Downtown neighborhood and featured over 100 diverse vendors.

American Family Insurance is returning as a partner for the second year, sponsoring vendor fees for ten BIPOC entrepreneurs at each of the four markets by selecting an array of vendors that feature ethnic diversity and gender parity. Other sponsors include GRAEF, Gruber Law Offices, Miller Lite and We Energies Foundation.

See you there!

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.