Roanoke’s City Market vendors are taking it to the river on Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning July 18 and running through Aug. 29.
The downtown City Market will continue to operate seven days a week. This new Thursday night market will give folks who are pressed for time on the weekends an opportunity to stop on the way home and pick up fresh fruits, produce, meat, eggs, and even homemade jams—all from local farms. The market will be located on Reserve Avenue at the Riverside Sports Complex, which offers free parking in its adjacent lot.
There will also be food trucks each week that will provide freshly prepared meals that you can purchase and eat right there at a picnic table. DRI will publish a list of the food trucks that will be featured at each Thursday’s market on its web site and on its Facebook page.
Local radio stations will provide music every Thursday during the market and DRI will provide giveaways, including City Market items, coupons and tickets to DRI sponsored events.
City Market at the River also participates in the SNAP/EBT program—just as the one found at the downtown City Market. For every SNAP dollar spent, the Market will match with one SNAP Two For One token, up to ten dollars.