The Bridge Street Markets will begin in November. Market organizers are taking applications now. The markets are hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants Organization.
The Bridge Street Market on Historic Bridge Street begins Sunday, November 2. The
The Bridge Street Market is held every Sunday, November 2, 2014 to April 26, 2015 from 10 am-3pm showcasing area produce and plant vendors, arts and craft vendors, funky beach style gifts, jewelry, clothes, home décor, food, fun and more. The market also offers food challenges monthly to raise money for local charities such as “Feeding Empty Little Tummies”, “Moonracer Rescue” and more. The Market is something locals and returning visitors look forward to every year. It is a great resource for small businesses selling local, fresh produce and seasonal items as well as unique gifts.
The Bridge Street Market has been operating for five years and has been extremely successful in bringing more business to Bridge Street and increasing exposure for the participating vendors. The market has had a 90% vendor retention rate. This year the market organizers hope to expand the market offerings and to have new vendors introduced each week keeping the items fresh and interesting. Bridge Street is in Bradenton Beach and offers dining, shopping, the historic pier, boutiques, live music, miniature golf and resort style accommodations. Bridge Street is also on the free trolley route making it convenient for visitors to park their cars and arrive via the trolley.
Since the merchant group was formed, the group has obtained non-for-profit status, contributed funds to several local charities, improved business to the area and held several profitable events including the Real Florida Fest Beach to Bay Expo, the Bridge Street Memorial Day Festival and an Annual Christmas on Bridge Street event. One of the most successful events has been the ongoing Bridge Street Market. For more information on Bridge Street or the Bridge Street Merchants’ activities, members or events visit www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.
The Bridge Street Merchants Association is a non-for profit group formed in 2006 comprised of merchants dedicated to promoting historic Bridge Street, the Bradenton Beach community and its businesses.