After the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts Festival, August 18, 2018 at 5pm
Collingswood hosts "Market Night" as part of annual Craft and Fine Arts Festival
Entertainment, deals and fun on a closed Haddon Ave – Saturday evening, August 18
The weekend of August 18 and 19 in Collingswood is filled with billowing tents, beautiful art, live music and thousands of shoppers for the annual Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.
But on Saturday evening of the festival – it’s quiet. As crafters pack up at 5pm, Haddon Ave remains closed all night long, shoppers clear out and tents shutter for the night. But this year, Haddon Ave will come alive at five on August 18 second Collingswood Market Night.
This is the “after party” for the annual Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts festival – so while some festival crafters choose to stay open, the focus is on Collingswood businesses and merchant-driven events! Not all festival booths will be open – but there are lots to do all along Collingswood’s downtown. Parties, games, music, movies, sales and specials from local businesses. Residents, families and guests are invited as Collingswood merchants fill the empty streets and invite the region to come together.
Collingswood’s Night Market will include:
-Sidewalk Sale from local merchants
-Restaurant specials, festival/ street food from local restaurants and outdoor dining area
-Art from select festival vendors and local artists
-Outdoor cycling class with upcycle collingswood
-BYOChair throwback movie night, Woodlawn Ave
-Atari Party, Dig This, 717 Haddon Ave
-Family games and entertainment from ExtraordinaryED, 808 Haddon area
-Lawn Chair Concerts – Zane School/Millennium Clock at Haddon & Irvin Aves
-Wild Woman Story Slam: Stories of Survival, Success and Sacrifice, Galerie Marie, 709 Haddon Ave
-More events TBA!
The idea for Collingswood’s first Night Market came from local business owners that noticed an opportunity in the closed street the Saturday evening of the two day Craft and Fine Art Festival, which permits artists to leave their tents in place for the weekend.
“This is all about using our spaces to provide more for our community and the region,” said Cass Duffey Collingswood’s Director of Community Development.