Branching Out: The Night Market

Megan Martin


The Night Market is a monthly street festival produced by NoLi CDC, from May-December. The Night Market is celebrating its seventh year! The average crowd has grown to 5,000 people per festival, compared to 1,000 per festival in 2013. 

On the first Friday of the month at the 700 block of Bryan Avenue, you’ll find vintage vendors, artisans, nonprofits, exciting cuisine and more. People leave room for dancing to live music, families play in the kids’ area, and people flow in and out of the nearby retail stores until things wind down at 10 pm. 

The goal of the festival is to provide a space for artists, local businesses and organizations to engage with the community. Vendors pay just $25 for their space, which opens the door for vendors of all sizes. All of the businesses at Night Market are locally-owned, and 70% of vendors live or work in the North Limestone area. At either end of the market, you can grab a fresh beer from West Sixth Brewing—who gives half of the proceeds from beer sales at the festival back to supporting the Night Market and neighborhood projects. 

The Night Market is a great destination for date night or a family outing. The next Night Market is December 6th. It will be the perfect place to wrap up your holiday shopping!