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THANK YOU to everyone who's supported our awesome 2014 Night Market season!
Friday, September 12th:
Our September market will be the biggest yet! Here's a glimpse of what's in store:
As part of the 2014 Beakerhead festival, the find it Inglewood Night Market presents El Pulpo Mecanico... a giant flaming robot octopus. Really!
Making its Canadian premiere, this two-storey, fire-breathing mechanical octopus was created by Californian artist Duane Flatmo along with his friend Jerry Kunkel who masterminded the electrical systems and flame effects. The “El Pulpo” is a combination of art and technology melded together. Built with the knowledge that it would be fun to watch, there are no hydraulics or computers used in this contraption. Come see this truly authentic interactive sculpture constructed primarily out of recycled and used junk found at the artist’s local scrap yard.…
Thanks to a Soul of the City Neighbour Grant from Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary Foundation, our 2014 night markets have featured incredible dancers who've been getting the crowds dancing! (A big thanks to Calgary Reads for partnering with us in our application for this grant!) As a grand finale, at our September market, we're turning the camera on you as we present JUST DANCE on a giant screen (7 - 11 PM)! DJ Reggie Suave will be spinning tunes from 6 PM - midnight. Come out and join the whole neighbourhood in an enormous dance party!
Beakerhead brings together art and engineering from across the city, province, country and world to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and engineered entertainment during a week-long smash up of art, science and engineering each fall.
More "Dancing in the Street" coming to the September Night Market: Presenting the Chinook Country Line Dancers! They are the largest and most popular performing line dance group in Calgary. Dancers enjoy fitness and fellowship while dancing to upbeat music in a fun, spirited atmosphere. They are a diverse group who share a love of dancing and social interaction, and won Best in Prelude Performance in the Calgary Stampede Centennial Parade 2012. They perform at many events throughout our beautiful city year round, their high energy and enthusiasm will get your toes tappin’. They bring the spirit of Calgary to us all!
The picture shows the Chinook County Line Dancers in action - but at the Night Market they'll be tapping their toes to a different beat: JUST DANCE! The Chinook Country Line Dancers are coming to dance with you in the street. Everybody likes JUST DANCE 4 on X-Box! Come out and join our live dancers for a JUST DANCE party at the September market!
Here's a glimpse of some of the treasures you'll find at the September market - one of a kind, textile-based accessories from Folly a Tet!
And this slide show features some of our current and past participants from our whole 2014 season.
Free pedicab rides at the market! Hail a friendly pedicab driver and take a ride up and down the market street and to nearby Inglewood shops and restaurants. Pedicabs will be circling around the market (10th Street SE, just off Inglewood's main street, 9th Avenue) - there's no fixed spot to wait for a ride. Just keep your eyes open and flag one down!
Things were a bit wet at our June market. But our July market was hot, dry, and filled with boot-stompin' fun! The August market featured sizzling latin dancing, pedicab rides, shops open late, Gravity's patio, music till midnight, hand-crafted artisan wares for sale, food trucks... and that special blend of urban fun we discovered last year when we started this surprisingly successful pop-up market series. What kind of magic is at work in Inglewood after the sun goes down? Come out and see for yourself!
find it presents: the 2014 Inglewood Night Market
What’s new for 2014?
After just one year, the Inglewood Night Market (presented by non-profit, 100% volunteer find it) has become a street party - the happiest community gathering place in Inglewood. With 2 blocks of arts & crafts vendors, local farm produce, crazily creative trunk sales, artists at work, tantalizing street food and live music, it’s much more than a market – it’s a happening.
And it’s that community vibe we’re building on. This year we’ll have bands and professional dancers who will literally get you dancing in the street.
Dancing in the Street
June: Indie bands including Locomotive Ghost from 6-11:30pm, with dancers inciting the crowd to rock your booty in the street, 8-10pm;
July: Live foot-stompin’ country music 6-11:30pm, with old-fashioned Stampede Square-dancing in the street for all ages, 8-10pm;
August: Latin music from 6-11:30pm, and steamy Latin dance in the street 8-10pm++, with pro dancers teaching salsa and other hot Latin moves;
September: El Pulpo Mecanico, high-tech DJs and as it gets dark, the dancing grand finale: Just Dance on a giant screen!
Join the Fun!
If you're interested in participating as a vendor, please take a look at our vendor information and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to volunteer with us, we'd love to have you! Our small team of friends and neighbours had a blast putting on last year's markets. We'd welcome your help, whether you'd like to be part of our planning team or just coming out to lend a hand on market night. And who knows, you might get a free find it t-shirt!
More Vendors, More Fun
The number of vendors will increase to 60 from 40 (we’ll keep the focus on hand-made arts and crafts, interactive family-oriented activities and local farm produce). And augmenting Café Gravity’s patio, BITE Groceteria is adding a new patio. Both patios will be expanded on market nights. This is where neighbours hang out together all evening, chatting with friends walking by.
We at Halberge Chains just want to let you know we participated in the Night Market tonight and it was FANTASTIC!! We had so much fun & we are DELIGHTED & THANKFUL for the experience.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
All the best,
Garry, Lisa, Katie, & Beth
-2013 Night Market Vendors
Find out what Calgarians said about 2013's
Inglewood Night Markets:
Review in Beatroute Magazine
Pics by local photographer James Tworow
Review with pics on local blog The Road Trip Hound
CBC news story about us (scroll forward to about 1:55)
9th Avenue: Calgary’s Original Main Street
Happy crowds stroll 9th Avenue on market night, enjoying delightful shops, great restaurants, live music at the Ironwood Stage and Blues Can, contemporary art at the Esker Foundation, and people-watching on the street. Many shops are open late on market nights!
Thanks for an amazing season!
Wow, did we ever go out with a bang! Talk about ending on a high note! This year, find it put on a series of Night Markets in Inglewood. We were off to a rainy start back in June, but by September, the Night Market had become a lot more than a market. The whole neighbourhood was chockablock with people and chatter and really great vibes. Stores and restaurants were packed. The market itself was so comfy and cool, a great place to browse and meet friends and just generally hang out. The weather was perfect. And the bands were fabulous - it was great to have the music permeating the site all night long, and M&M's steps were a natural place to sit and listen. Our guess for attendance was 1750-2000 people over the 5.5 hours - maybe more.
Thanks to Gravity Cafe and Bite Groceteria for truly being the heart of the market! And to our neighbours and sponsors, particularly Critical Mass, Little Rock, Lane Quinn, and John Kerr.
But mostly, thanks to all of you for coming out and helping us make this happen. It was a summer of great teamwork and fun.
If you like us and what we're doing, we could sure use a few more regulars on our team year round, planning new pop-up adventures! If that's too much for you, we hope we can call on you next year to help with find it events. Contact us if you'd like to be on our email list, or if you have any ideas you'd like to send our way.
Meg Van Rosendaal
find it Co-Chair
We welcome all ideas and feedback about how to make the markets even better. What kind of vendors would you like to see? What kind of food and entertainment? Ideas? Suggestions? You can reach Sam at email@example.com, or call Meg at 403-464-2371.
Learn more about our 2013 Inglewood Night Markets here.
Learn more about our 2013 Inglewood Night Markets here.
2014 Inglewood Night Market Sponsors
Inglewood Night Market Partners
Some pics from past events
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Join the fun!
If you'd like to join us in making fun and highly professional food events, art happenings and unique neighbourhood experiences pop up all over Inglewood and Ramsay, let us know. You don't have to live in Inglewood and Ramsay to participate. If you have any great pop-up ideas, please send them to us for consideration.