The Village of Wellington has announced the opening day of its Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center. The market will open on Friday, Oct. 1, hosted along the Wellington Promenade on the scenic Lake Wellington waterfront, directly behind the Wellington Community Center at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.
The opening day of the market, which will be held Friday evenings until the spring, will be accompanied by the start of a three-day German-Style Pop-Up Biergarten featuring Hofbrauhas Bier from Munchen.
Formerly the Twilight Green Market at Wellington, the Lakeside Market is now exclusively operated by the Wellington Parks & Recreation Department. The market will be open, weather permitting, on Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., between Oct. 1, 2021, and April 22, 2022, with some exceptions.
The only evening market of its kind in the western communities, the Lakeside Market aims to provide a casual, laid-back environment for the community to connect and enjoy an early start to the weekend. Looking for an affordable date night? A fun family night out? An excuse to spend a beautiful evening outdoors and see the stunning Florida sunsets? The Lakeside Market is for you!
Shop, sip, eat and stroll while supporting local small businesses. Lighting along the promenade, in vendor booths, and over the market provide a charming natural ambience to complement the stunning sunset views, and an ongoing schedule of free entertainment at the adjacent Wellington Amphitheater is the perfect way to cap off an enjoyable evening outdoors.
Vendors and products found at the market include: artists and crafters; locally grown herbs; fresh baked goods, breads and pastries; fresh flowers; fruits and vegetables; homemade and gourmet food items; jewelry and clothing; and plant-based and vegetarian products.
Other amenities of the Lakeside Market include the nearby Wellington Community Center, lush green space, restrooms, benches, pontoon and boat parking for Lake Wellington residents, a new playground and shade structure along the promenade, Scott’s Place Playground and the Wellington Amphitheater.
The market is pet-friendly, and admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/lakesidemarket.
Interested in participating as a vendor? Contact Heather Navarro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 753-5262.
The first day of the German-style Biergarten event will accompany the Lakeside Market opening day, and is located in the green space and pavilion adjacent to the promenade. Featuring Hofbrauhas Bier from Munchen, the event will include a selection of German beers, U.S. craft beers and ciders, along with sausage, pretzels and other German-themed foods for purchase. Traditional music and stein-hoisting contests will round out the free, family-friendly experience.
Dates and times for the three-day event are as follows: Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3 from noon to 7 p.m.
All guests are asked to follow recommended CDC social distancing guidelines. Masks are recommended when adequate social distancing is not possible.