December 5, 2023

New Outdoor Market this Summer!

Port Hope Makers’ Market in Memorial Park — July and August

Starting July 6, 2023 and running every Thursday through July and August, until August 31, the market will open at 3:30pm and run until 8.

There will be great food, crafts, and arts.

“This is the second summer for Port Hope Makers’ Market – the outdoor version,” says market founder, Signe Langford. “Last year we occupied Lent Lane; this year we’re  setting up shop right where the action is – down in Memorial Park, along with the free concert series.”

And, just like last summer, along with the vendors and artisans, the market will be showcasing the talents of Kidpreneurs 16 and under, as well as offering complimentary space for charities and community outreach.

“It’s going to be a weekly festival,” says Langford. “I hope folks will come down early, explore our downtown, then settle in for a night of food, fun, and music. Bring a blanket and make dinner a picnic. The park is a perfect location, with washrooms and a kid’s playground, and lots of great shops and restaurants nearby.”

“Port Hope is a happening place in all seasons,” says Jeannie Maidens, Special Event Coordinator for the Municipality of Port Hope. “Yet there is something very special about the vibe downtown on Thursdays throughout July and August. The atmosphere is created through the combination of our welcoming array of restaurants, patios and shops,
the live music from the bandshell, and seeing folks connecting outdoors – it’s beautiful! – and there is so much to explore and enjoy you might just need the whole weekend!”

“We’re creating something great,” says Langford. “And with the free concert series, we’re hoping tourists will start their long weekends off on Thursday. It will very much be worth the drive from Toronto!”

Langford recently held a sewing bee at her Port Hope home, where volunteers sewed donated T-shirts into shopping bags for the market. “The T-shirts were graciously donated by the volunteers at The Treasure Trove within St. John the Evangelist on Pine Street,” says Langford. “And a group of my friends converted them into reusable shopping bags
that will be available at the market for the cost of a donation to the Rose Quest box.”

For more information: or call 905-885-0673




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