We chatted with the creators of this summer's must see Northeast Night Market to bring you a little backstory on how this market party came to be. If you haven't heard about it yet, you have just one more chance to enjoy this unique NE Minneapolis experience and scoop up something local and delicious.
The Night Market is held at our favorite family friendly watering hole, Bauhaus Brew Lab in NE Minneapolis and is a must see experience before summers end. The market has something for everyone and features a wide range of activities and food. Bring the kids along and go early, expect dog friendly crowds and a few lines, but totally worth it. You can spend hours roaming the beautiful space, sipping beers and watching the live music. Plan a little extra time for parking, better yet take your bike! I also suspect this might be a perfect summer date night outing.
Get your tickets online and don't forget to bring a little extra cash with you for something special. Vendors cash/credit policy does vary. We highly recommend tracking down the donut ice-cream and a couple of sweet beignets if you are craving something sweet.
TIME: 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. AUGUST 18
$2. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BEFORE EVENT. TICKET INFO.
BAUHAUS BREW LABS
1315 TYLER ST. NE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
Creators + Organizers:
Madeline Siggelkow Vendor Coordinator and Night Market Organizer
Margie Siggelkow Creator and Organizer
The Night Market is not your average farmers market or flee, can you describe to our readers what they can expect to experience at the next night market?
The goal of the Night Market for us was to create a feeling. It’s about what you see, taste, and feel all coming together to create just a really good feeling. It’s fun to have the lights, the amazing space, to hear live musicians in the background and visit local handmade vendor booths. We try to make it an intimate experience even though there are a lot of people around. We have the musicians performing amongst the crowd so people can interact. At the last market, we had people dancing and break-dancing to musicians. Our juggler invites people to juggle with him and learn some tricks. It’s really fun.
Where did the idea come for a Night Market in NE, are you pulling inspiration from other markets or cities?
We traveled to New Orleans for the first time three years ago and stumbled upon their market on Frenchmen Street. It had such a great vibe to it with the music coming from the streets and the people strolling around. We thought that the people of Minneapolis would be really into the idea.
Who are the organizers behind the Night Market?
It’s just the Sigg Sisters, Margie and Madeline. It was Margie’s brainchild and I was there to help her along the way. Both of us are nannies during the day and do various other youth work, but we both have always loved planning events. Margie worked at a middle school and did all of the event and after school programming there so she has had experience, but the most I have ever done is my Hawaiian themed 10th birthday party.
What has attendance been like at the monthly market?
The first event really exploded on Facebook and we estimate that around 14,000 people attended. Because of restraints on space we had to limit the following two events to 3,000 people. Both events were AMAZING but the cap, although still a large number of attendees, allowed for a more intimate experience. We wanted to keep the event free, but charging two bucks was the only way we could limit the number of people.
What are a couple of your must see vendor recommendations?
I handpicked the vendors for what I thought would appeal to patrons of the event and honestly just things that I really loved. We also really want this event to be about the artists, so obviously I recommend checking out everyone's booth! A new vendor that I am really excited to see is ScutiePie Hot Pants and IT Vinyl Records will be back for the last one and I hope to dig into those vinyl bins!
Fall time in Minneapolis can be mild and beautiful why not continue the market on thru the fall? (we are secretly not so secretly praying for more outdoor autumn events in Minneapolis)
Part of that feeling we were going for was just relaxing after a hot summer day, hanging out and sipping on a nice cold brew. Extending the event would require getting permits that we would have to of applied for months ago and Bauhaus is a pretty happening place so logistically it would also be difficult to continue it through the fall.
What's next for the night market?
e really hope to bring it back next year. We loved organizing it, definitely a lot of work but well worth it. As long as we continue to get the support of the community we plan on coming back. We are going to apply for some community/arts grants to make the event sustainable for us and for everyone involved. We really want to make the vendor fees low cost so it’s worth it for our artists.
The market is parent/tot approved. Mom and dad can enjoy a beer or two, kiddo can eat ice cream play with balloons and get down with the live music.
Don't miss the market!!