Celebrate the Summer Solstice at North Park Thursday Market

The Summer Solstice is right around the corner and North Park Thursday Market is kicking off the first day of the summer season with a neighborhood celebration on Thursday, June 21 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Held at the North Park Thursday Market, the Summer Solstice party will feature interactive activities for kids, tastings from local chefs, liquid sunshine in their craft beer garden and raffles with the chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes. Live demonstrations by local artists and musical performances from Miss Erika Davies and kids’ artist, Raggle Taggle, will entertain guests into the evening. The neighborhood is invited to shop local at North Park Thursday Market during the celebration and each week throughout the year with fresh produce from San Diego farmers and unique hand-made products and gifts from artisans.

Starting at 3000 North Park Way, farmers and vendors fill more than 90 tents with their locally grown produce, artisan grocery items, prepared foods and hand-crafted goods every Thursday, rain-or-shine, at the family-friendly North Park Thursday Market. Eat dinner, mingle with your neighbors and enjoy the outdoor setting of the weekly market.  Vendors include the likes of J R Organics Farm, Smit Farms, Valdivia Farm, Hopkins AG Almonds and Rodney Kawano Farm. Choose local meat and eggs from from Da Le Ranch and Three Sons Farm. Find Bitchin’ Sauce, GreenFix Organic Smoothie, unique sauces from The Baby Clydesdale and Kitchens for Good, Witt Pickles, spices from Smij Spicery and baked goods from The Bread Bar and Maya’s cookies. Enjoy North Park’s only Indian food at Masala Cottage, or dine on Gourmet Tamales, Sabor Piri Piri’s tastes of Africa or other innovative prepared foods. Visit rotating San Diego-made crafters and explore the SD Vintage Flea section.

Best yet, there will be even more reasons to shop, drink and dine at participating North Park businesses throughout June with the Summer Solstice “PRIZE PACK” giveaway. Explore local from Saturday, June 9 through Thursday, June 21 and pick up a raffle ticket from select North Park shops and restaurants for the chance to be entered into the Summer Solstice giveaway. Tickets can be redeemed at the North Park Thursday Market, where the pop-up event will be held and prizes include a basket worth $200.

Participating North Park restaurants include West Coast Tavern, Bivouac Ciderworks, Waypoint Public, Urban Solace, Tamarindo and Cardamom Café and Bakery. Or, stop by participating shops such as Verbatim Books, Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab, F45 Training North Park, The Girl Can’t Help it, A7D Creative Group Inc., Artelexia, and Earth Well Refill.

The North Park Thursday Market is located at 3000 North Park Way, San Diego, California 92104. Those interested in learning more about the market or their Summer Solstice Party can visit explorenorthpark.com.

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