MONCTON – The Moncton Maker Night Market will take over Oak Lane downtown again this summer.
Like last year, it will celebrate makers in the area, while musicians serenade attendees.
But there’s a slight change. Organizer Miriah Kearney, the CEO and creative director of My Home Mercantile, decided to start the market later so it can end later.
“We are changing the time – from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to make it more of the nighttime vibe,” she said. “And yeah, really, just trying to keep it very maker-focused and really draw people to the downtown area or keep people downtown after work. We’ll have live music, great vendors, nice atmosphere.
Last year, the event started and ended an hour earlier. This year, the event will also push past August.
“We’re doing it end of June, end of July and early September so we get some of the back to school crowd as well,” she said.
Kearney’s shop, a branch of the one in Truro, N.S., is located two doors down from Oak Lane. It carries various items made in Atlantic Canada. She had wanted to have some kind of market atmosphere since she staked out her Moncton store’s location two years ago.
There will be approximately 25 maker vendors for each of the markets held on June 27, July 25 and September 5.