After weeks of cold, drizzly rain the sun broke through the clouds and shone some light on the first Esplanade Market on Friday.
A handful of artisans and grass-roots entrepreneurs filled the Esplanade sidewalk in white tents.
Green scarves draped off of some the tent infrastructure and created shade for the Hound Dog Bakery and Sugar Shack Quilting.
Other vendors were offering haircuts, selling jewelry, candles and donairs. Many patrons were simply there to revel about the break in the dreich weather.
“We had 15 vendors and we estimated over 500 people attended over the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. time frame,” said Maggie Stayanovich the executive director at the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce.
“We had many potential vendors pick up application forms for the next market on June 29, and those that attended last Friday all want to come back.”
Stayanovich said the Chamber and District almost ran out of applications for new booths. There are still opportunities to set up booths further down the Esplanade to Spokane Street and into Jubilee Park.
For more information about the market or to reserve a spot, contact Stayanovich at 250-368-3144 or e-mail email@example.com.