Market Days


Over the past nine years, the Clarksville Downtown Market has opened its tents, tables, and booths to the people of Clarksville each week to enjoy the fruits and veggies of the local area as growers, artisans, and craft food vendors offer their goods to all who gather. Running from May through October, the Market’s mission is to serve as a point of connection between the local citizens and the area businesses whose services and goods make the city such a wonderful and unique place.

More than just a catalyst for commerce, the Market is also a conduit to fostering community growth and relationship, bringing together people of all ages and interests to enjoy some time out on the town as they experience the local goods. It is a reminder, of sorts, to stop and smell the roses—or whatever edibles might need a good sniff or two before buying—and appreciate the very things that set Clarksville apart from all the rest. “Going into my third season as the Market Manager, I’ve grown a deeper appreciation for our local farmers and knowing where my food comes from,” says Channel Lemon, who also serves as Event Planning Specialist for the City of Clarksville. “I hope that visitors will gain that same appreciation after visiting the market.”

Offering everything imaginable from seasonal produce and fresh meats to locally made cheeses, eggs, baked goods, canned items, herbs and flowers, handmade soaps and candles, artisan jewelry, and clothing, the Market is a wonderland of creativity, craft, and talent. Set in the heart of downtown on the parking lot at City Hall, the weekly marketplace transforms a lifeless expanse of asphalt and pavement into a lively gathering of people taking pride in their community and exploring all it has to offer.

Each week as they browse, shop, and sample, market-goers may enjoy live music from some of the area’s talented musicians and bands including Hank Baker, Cameron Sutphin, Red River Breeze, Emma Feldman, and Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club; meet the Market’s mascot, Corny the Cob; and participate in some of the special events taking place during the Market’s run of days. “Not only do I love supporting our local makers and farmers by purchasing goods from them at the market, I also love the atmosphere,” says Marketing Coordinator Candice Tillman. “From the kids’ activities to all of the vendors, the market has become a ‘must’ on my family's weekend to-do list!”

So, too, has it for countless other citizens of the city of Clarksville and its surrounding areas. Week after week, the hard pavements of One Public Square thrive and pulse with life and activity as crowds of people gather to stroll and meander their way through everything on offer, laughing and sharing time together and truly experiencing their community. More than just a weekly market, there’s something to be found downtown that can never be given a price—and that’s civic pride.

The Clarksville Downtown Market is located at One Public Square, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. Open weekly May 26- October 13, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For more information, call (931) 645-7476 or visit www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com. Become a fan or follower on Facebook by searching Clarksville Downtown Market and stay up-to-date on upcoming market days. Share your market finds using #ClarksvilleMarket

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Market Days to Mark

May 26: Opening Day

June 9: Green Day

June 13: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

June 23: Veggie Day

June 27: Summer Night Lights

July 7: Sumer Grilling

July 11: Summer Night Lights

July 21: Food Truck Take-Over

July 25: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

August 4: Health and Fitness Day

August 8: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

August 11: Farm to Market Dinner

August 22: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

August 25: Market Scavenger Hunt

September 1: College Football Saturday

September 12: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

September 22: Food Truck Take-Over

September 26: Pop-up Market @ McGregor Park

October 6: Dog Day at the Market/Market Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 13: Last Day Celebration

Kids’ Day Market Activities

May 26: Fish Bowls

June 2: Water Bottle Ring Toss

June 9: Photo Booth

June 16: Bubble Day

June 30: Plinko

July 7: Color Mixing

July 14: Face Painting

July 21: Glitter Art

July 28: Beaded Bracelets

August 4: Water Mist Fan/Duck Pond

August 11: Finger Painting

August 18: Stop and Throw

August 25: Plant a Seed

September 1: Finger Painting

September 15: Face Painting

September 22: Brushes and Paint

September 29: Beaded Bracelets

October 6: Printable Activity Sheets

October 13: Silhouette Spray Painting

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