Downtown Tallahassee Marketplace

Open from 9am until 2pm every Saturday from March through November, the Downtown Marketplace features fresh homegrown produce and organic items. Fresh bread and eggs are available. Look for fresh cut flowers and native plants. These are our local farmers offering Mother Nature's best. Most of our farmers welcome WIC checks.

In this tranquil setting, celebrated local musicians play their music on stage, authors and poets present readings of their latest books, and regional artists show their fine arts and crafts. Special events bring hands-on art activities for children or sneak previews of upcoming cultural events.

Look forward to a great season continuing all the special events you'd expect and some new features to spice things up a notch.

2014 Special Maketplace dates:

March 1: Grand reopening of the Downtown Marketplace 20th season.

March 29: Downtown Marketplace "SPRING FEST": an Avenue of Artists in lovely Bloxham Park across Monroe Street, 9 am 4 pm.

April 5: April is poetry month. Enter our 12th annual Haiku at Hai Noon Poetry Contest win great prizes. Enter all month long. Knott House street swing dance demonstration. 

April 12: St. Francis Wildlife baby shower for orphaned animals 12th annual.

April 19: The Downtown Marketplace 12th annual "ANNUAL ART LOVERS' Saturday" over 55 artists from here, near and faraway! And just across the street the Lemoyne Chain of Parks Art Show Saturday and Sunday.

April 26: Fete de la Musique, Festival of international music with 10 musical groups performing all day.

May 3: Book Lovers’ Saturday, where many local authors sign their books.

May 17: "Wild Art in the Park", our 9th annual special wildlife event featuring wildlife Artists, live eagles, owls, turtles, elegant snakes and more.

May 24: It's our birthday, this year the Downtown Marketplace celebrates the 20th season.

June 14: Free Flags for the first 50 visitors in honor of Flag Day June 14.

July 5: Register to vote. Pick your party or none at all but make your voice heard. Voter Registration Drive all month long.

July 12: French Market. Celebrate all the Tallahassee French connections!!! 

August 9: Beads, Bangles, And Baubles 'Fused, Blown, Stained, Mosaic, and Etched"
Welcome to the 14th Annual Art of Glass and Jewelry show, a special feature of the Downtown Marketplace. A dozen glass and jewelry artists will be featured among the Artists Along the Avenue. If you love art, collecting art, or simply meeting the artist behind the work, you'll love this show. 

August 23: Wear your most outlandish beach shirt and win a prize at our 4th annual "Beach Shirt Market Bongo" contest. A farewell to Summer and welcome to the fall season. 

September 6: Car and Bike show. Come out and enjoy a bevy of hot rods and antique cars and motorcycles to benefit the local Firefighters children’s burn camp. 9 am until 1 pm. 
Celebrate and Educate with Tallahassee Firefighters 10 am to 12noon 
It's Fire Prevention Week- Join our Tallahassee Firefighters for Breathtaking Demonstrations: Rappelling from fire trucks Extrication (Jaws of Life) teams at work! Meet the Hazardous Materials Firefighters, Learn- Fire Extinguishers 101: Fire Safety Program "Tips for Kids" Free Coloring Books. Pose with Firefighters! And most of all, come support and thank our Tallahassee Firefighters for what they do!

September 13: 8th Annual "Hello to Some Good Buys" Art Sale
ONCE A YEAR, the Downtown Marketplace Artists place some of their precious works of art on sale!

October 4: It's Low Vision Awareness Month
This week, the Division of Blind Services will provide resources and information on what's new in technology as well as 'what it's really like to live, work, and play as a blind person."

October 11: Harvest Festival: hundreds of free pumpkins, vegetable carving Specialty breads and other baked goods, fresh vegetables, home made canned goods, old fashioned handmade craft market.   

October 18: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Downtown MarketPlace 16th Annual 'Art at Your Feet' Sidewalk Chalk Contest. This Saturday, join us at one of our most popular downtown events 10am - 1pm. All ages. Historic Federal Courthouse Sidewalks. Prizes, no entry fee.

October 25: Owl ‘O Ween! Look Whooooo's at the Marketplace!
Owl a Ween is October 25th with St. Francis Wildlife Live Owls: Meet all four native owls: screech, barn, barred and great horned owls! Bring your camera for a unique photo opportunity. Owl Art: Fine art lithographs of a barred owl at sunrise by acclaimed nature photographer James Valentine, Available for a donation to St. Francis Wildlife. Meet the artist and get yours signed. A unique holiday gift!

November 1: CLAY, METAL, WOOD: Special Show featuring local and regional artists: Pottery, Metal smiths and Wood designs of all kinds.

November 22: Photo fest: Fine Art Photography
14th annual Photography show, Featuring local and regional photographers whose vision is expressed by traditional darkroom techniques and through digital manipulation- the Big Bend is home to award-winning photographers whose images will inspire, calm, and delight you. From Gulf beaches to canopied roads, spiral staircases of historic sites to endangered flowers, photography is one of the most versatile art forms.

December 13 & 14, 2014 Saturday & Sunday…9 am until 4 pm:
"Just One More":
 The 19th Annual Holiday Art Festival, Downtown Tallahassee celebrating the talents of great artists! Located in Ponce de Leon and Bloxham Parks along Park Avenue and Monroe Street. Ample free  parking no admission fee. For more information call 850-224-3252, Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. 

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Capitol Hill, Marketplace

"Just One More": The 17th Annual Holiday Art Festival is Downtown Tallahassee's celebration of the talents of great artists! Located in Ponce de Leon and Bloxham Parks along Park Avenue and Monroe Street from 9 am until 4 pm, there will be ample free parking and no admission fee. For more information call Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority at 850-224-3252.

Capitol Hill, Shopping, Marketplace

Open from 9am until 2pm every Saturday from March through November, the Downtown Marketplace features fresh homegrown produce and organic items. Fresh bread and eggs are available. Look for fresh cut flowers and native plants. These are our local farmers offering Mother Nature's best. Most of our farmers welcome WIC checks.