By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 13, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Never been to a Milwaukee Night Market? Well, it's time. Think of it as a midweek, massive block party in the heart of Downtown with local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment that truly showcases all Milwaukee has to offer.

The 2022 Markets will be held on Wednesday, June 15; Wednesday, July 13; Wednesday, August 17; and Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. on West Wisconsin Avenue between 2nd Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend each Market.

This year, Westown Association announced that more than 100 local vendors will participate in the fun. The diverse lineup features artists, restaurateurs, farmers, crafters and makers of all sorts.

“We were thrilled to have over 300 local small businesses apply to vend at the 2022 Markets from which our team has curated an exciting list of vendors that represent that diversity of our city,” said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown Association.

Plus, American Family Insurance returns for the second year, sponsoring the vendors fees for 10 entrepreneurs with ethnic diversity and gender parity at each of the four Markets.

Wanna do a little research before the Market so you don’t miss any gems? Here’s a list of 10 vendors – in no particular order – that we think you’ll love:

  1. Happy Dough Lucky - Mini donuts with pizazz. 
  2. Chase My Creations - Mother / daughter business with quality items rooted in change and justice. 
    chase my creations
    Chase My Creations
  3. Meat on the Street - We had you at meat, right?
  4. James Steeno Gallery - Legendary Milwaukee artist and illustrator who creates digital art, watercolors and pen-and-ink.
  5. LIT MKE - Soy / coconut wax candles poured into recycled beer cans and booze bottles. 
    lit mke
  6. Clover Milwaukee - Female-founded, sustainably-conscious plant shop.
  7. Peanut & Butter Jelly Deli - Gourmet, grown-up takes on your favorite sandwich from childhood. 
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli
  8. Outwoken Tea - Local tea company "saving the world one cup at a time."
  9. Liv a Little - Vegan ice cream made by a Marquette University graduate named Olivia.
    Liv a Little
    Liv a Little
  10. Tostada by Maranta - Authentically made tostadas and other Mexican foods. 
    Tostada Maranta
    Tostada by Maranta

For the full list of vendors for the 2022 season go here.

“Small businesses, especially diverse businesses, are the economic engine of our country and we want to support these bold entrepreneurs in a variety of ways, including amplifying their brands,” says Ranell Washington, American Family Insurance community and social impact advisor. “We’re proud to support these amazingly talented entrepreneurs.”

OnMilwaukee is a proud sponsor of the Night Market along with community partners GRAEF, Gruber Law Offices, Terrapin Beer, Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Avenue, 3rd St. Market Hall, We Energies Foundation and others.

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.