The Night Market Launches in Channelside, Plans for Ybor


Ferg’s Live has long been a home of celebration in the city of Tampa. Whether reveling after a Lightning win, or enjoying a brew and local live music before a major concert at Amalie, Ferg’s is one of our finest community gathering places in the city.

On Thursday, August 17, from 6-10pm, Markets for Makers brings you their first night market in Channelside with 50+ vendors. The future of the Channelside District, and the forthcoming Water Street project paints an exciting picture of the area’s future, but that isn’t to say there isn’t much to celebrate at present.

Eat, drink and shop local under the stars

Visitors will enjoy live music, craft beer, a full bar and menu at Ferg’s Live while shopping local and supporting Tampa Bay entrepreneurs and makers. Those interested in becoming vendors at the Market can apply online.

Following the Ferg’s Live event, Markets for Makers will bring their concept to Ybor City on September 14. An official address will be announced at a later date.

Markets for Makers is behind a few other recurring market concepts in the Tampa Bay region: Pierce Street Market and Uptown Market at Armature Works.

Pierce Street and Uptown Market enable local entrepreneurs 

Pierce Street is a waterfront makers market with over 100 vendors and food trucks. Visitors can shop produce, fresh flowers, clothes, handmade goods, jewelry and vintage items. The market takes place the second Saturday of every month during the summer (May-September) from 9am-1pm under the Memorial Causeway Bridge in Clearwater.

The new Uptown Market is set to launch in the fall of this year. Described as an outdoor farmers and speciality foods and makers market, the Uptown Market will be located on the renovated Armature Works property. It will take place the first and third Saturday of every month from 9am-2pm.

Keep up with all upcoming markets by following Markets for Makers – Tampa Bay Area on Facebook.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me