By Janelle Morrison
The month of May traditionally kicks off a litany of local events and festivals. Downtown Zionsville is no exception, and this weekend hosts Market Eve and Brick Street Market.
On May 17 from 7 to 11 p.m., Market Eve kicks off the weekend with live music by Dave and Rae, an Indianapolis favorite. This event is geared to adults 21 and older and includes “Z’Beer and Wine Garden” where select Indiana brewers, wineries and wine stores will be sampling their craft beers and assorted wines. Sun King, Flat 12, Fountain Square, Triton breweries, The Grapevine Cottage and Hopwood Cellars Winery will be among the list of featured beer and wine vendors. Guests can also sample gourmet cuisine from a collection of local restaurants that will be set up along Main Street such as Cobblestone Grill, Plum’s Upper Room and Le Dolce Vita to name a few.
On May 18, residents and visitors are invited to come to the 28th annual Brick Street Market with more than 175 artisans who share their creations under the signature white tents on the historic bricks. Brick Street Market is a long-standing arts and crafts tradition located in the heart of Zionsville on Main Street and is designed for families and people of all ages. Julie Cole, executive director of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce which sponsors both events, spoke about this year’s changes to the weekend festivities.
“Hosting large events like Market Eve and Brick Street Market is a great opportunity to showcase Zionsville to thousands of people each year, with many visiting for the first time,” Cole said. “Each year, we work to improve the event to appeal to different demographics. This year, we have added additional craft beer varieties to our 21 and over Market Eve event and will feature popular musicians like Dave & Rae. In addition, we will have an expanded kids area for the day of Brick Street Market with a bouncy houses and a kids’ concession stand.”
Additionally, there will be a complimentary shuttle service from Zionsville to Town Hall located at 1100 W. Oak St. For more information, visit the Zionsville Chamber website at www.zionsvillechamber.org.
Market Eve – May 17, 7 to 11 p.m.
- Tickets $40 at door, $35 in advance
- Guests must have a valid ID to enter. VIP overnight parking will be available at the Old National Bank parking lot for $5 and a driver service, provided by Night Rides, will be available for guests looking for safe transportation home for a fee of $15 per ride (within the 46077 zip code).
- Brick Street Market
- May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Main Street – Downtown Zionsville
- Free to the public