Summer in the City

Embrace the Summer at Ely Markets!

Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better way to make the most of the season than by immersing yourself in the vibrant world of Ely Markets. From quirky antiques to mouth-watering street food, our lively weekly markets are a captivating haven for both locals and visitors alike. Let’s dive into the exciting array of delights and events that await you at Ely Markets this summer.

A Journey of Discovery with the Ely Markets Spotters Trail
Every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

For families seeking a memorable outing, the Ely Markets Spotters Trail is a must-try activity. Take advantage of this free children’s activity and embark on a treasure hunt through our historic markets. Collect your activity sheet and set off to explore the wonders of the market every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. See what fascinating items and stalls you can spot along the way.

Unleash Your Creativity: Ely Markets Children’s Design Competition

Calling all young artists aged 5 to 15! Unleash your creativity in the Ely Markets Children’s Design Competition. Use a circle template inspired by Ely’s London Plane Trees to create a captivating design that showcases the essence of Ely Markets. Choose black and three other colours to make your design pop. Whether you’re promoting local shopping or depicting your favourite market finds, add your personal touch with words and images. This is your chance to shine and win exciting prizes, including Ely Markets vouchers and a Parent & Child Art workshop gift voucher with Art in the Burrow.

Explore the Beauty of Portraiture: Picture Me – Ely!
August 19 – Join the Artistic Exploration

On August 19, Babylon Arts Young Associates invite all ages to participate in “Picture Me – Ely!” This free drop-in workshop is all about exploring portraits of people and the city of Ely. Engage with young artists who will guide you through various styles and techniques of creating portraits. You’ll have the chance to create your own portrait or self-portrait and contribute to a communal collage showcasing the beauty of Ely.

From Nature to Art: Wicken Fen National Trust Project
August 26 – Celebrate Creativity and Heritage

Discover the magic of nature and heritage with Wicken Fen National Trust Project on August 26. Join the Future Artefacts Ceramics Workshop and craft your own artifacts inspired by Wicken Fen’s history and wildlife. Led by artist Mina Heydari-Waite, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to connect with the past and imagine what the future might uncover about our lives today.

A Journey into Market-Inspired Art: Children’s Craft Activity Day
September 1 – Unleash Your Inner Artist

September 1 brings another exciting opportunity for young artists to explore their creativity. Join local artist Laura Pearson-Clark and create Foodie sketches inspired by the vibrant market produce. Contribute to the “Back to School” wallpaper mural and let your artistic flair shine. Parents and guardians, be sure to accompany your children for this day of artistic exploration.

Foodie Fridays: An Evening of Culinary Delights and Entertainment
Indulge in Food and Fun

As the sun sets, join us for Foodie Fridays at the Market Place. Experience the enchanting blend of street food and live music, creating a cosy and festive ambiance. It’s the perfect occasion to gather with friends and family, relishing the vibrant atmosphere and the array of delectable treats on offer.

An Extended Weekend of Market Bliss: August Bank Holiday Extravaganza
August 25-28 – Delight in 4 Days of Markets

Gear up for an extraordinary August Bank Holiday weekend at Ely Markets, where four days of markets await your exploration. From Foodie Friday on August 25 to the Bank Holiday Market on August 28, immerse yourself in a diverse range of stalls, artisanal goods, and scrumptious treats. It’s a celebration of community, culture, and culinary delights.

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