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Who doesn’t love a good street market on a beautiful fall day? We’re thrilled to learn that the Woodlawn Street Market is back, with COVID-safe provisions designed to help keep everybody healthy. Keep reading for all the details.
Half the fun of being at the Woodlawn Street Market is getting out of the house
You never know who you’ll see or what you’ll discover when you head out to a street market. That’s half the fun of it—the element of surprise.
Back in pre-COVID times, the Woodlawn Street Market took place on 55th Place in downtown Woodlawn every other month starting in April. Of course COVID had other ideas in 2020, but the organizers got creative.
In fact, creativity has been the name of the game for pretty much everybody in 2020. So the team launched a virtual market back in June—you can still check out the offerings of new and long-time vendors here. Every month, the WSM team continues to add new vendors.
Now, in addition to the ongoing virtual street market, the in-person market is coming back, and we can’t wait.
Head to 55th Place in Woodlawn this coming Saturday, October 24, from 10AM-4PM for some in-person, socially-distant fun.
Vendors bring their wares to the Birmingham community in person and online
Since it started back in 2014 as a partnership between REV Birmingham and the Woodlawn Business Association, more than 500 Birmingham-based entrepreneurs have been able to bring their wares to the community via the Woodlawn Street Market.
That’s a lot of new businesses that have been able to get going and build real relationships with actual customers in the community.
The safety plan for this weekend
Organizers are committed to making sure everybody who comes to the market this weekend stays safe, so they’ve got a plan for both foot traffic and vendor safety.
Here are some things you need to know before you go:
- Bring your mask + plan to wear it the whole time—it’s required + people will be checking at entrances and throughout the market.
- Social distancing is the new normal—look for markings on the street and barriers to ensure traffic flow goes one way.
“Following safety guidelines and working with community partners, we feel we can finally offer a safe, outdoor experience this month. This in-person market will operate differently than our past markets, but we are always thankful to showcase Woodlawn and share with visitors so many entrepreneurs that make Birmingham unique.”Rebekah Fox, Organizer, Woodlawn Street Market
Once you get there, you’ll be able to browse the wares of local makers and check out the offerings from some brick-and-mortar Woodlawn businesses.