Council approved a 2-year service contract with the Market on Main merchant group for $4K total seed funding over two years to support transition of event management from a municipal to merchant-led initiative, and will appoint municipal representation on the Board of Directors.

Market on Main was initiated in 2021 as a way to create a social event, animate downtown, and provide a pathway for small business growth. Market on Main has been a quick success, with an average of 100 vendors and 250 attendees at each event through the summer (3500 total attendees), and entertainment provided at half the markets. Market on Main is located at The Legion over the winter, and will return to the downtown in 2022.

A market was identified as a strategic priority in the Community Vitalization Plan and the Economic Development Strategic Action Plan.

For more information, contact the Market on Main at

Market on Main

The Market on Main is a gathering of community and regional makers, bakers, growers, artisans and local businesses with fresh goods, hand made products, entertainment, and food. The Market on Main will be hosted on Fridays at the Main Street Park from 4-8pm from May to September.

Please visit the Market on Main-Calmar Facebook page for up-to-date information and events.


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