The Original Farmers Market, is kicking off its 2022 calendar of events with a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, and Fat Tuesday, March 1.
Expect a colorful, joyful event with familiar sights, sounds and of course, tastes. Enjoy zydeco and blues bands, children’s crafts and a beignet pop-up tent by The Gumbo Pot, open from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26-27 on the Market Plaza. The Gumbo Pot will also offer its delicious jambalaya and mouth-watering gumbo and po boys throughout the celebration, and EB’s Beer and Wine and Market Tavern will have plenty of New Orleans’ favorite brew, Abita Beer. Grab a slice of king cake, a Mardi Gras staple, at Michelina Artisan Boulanger. Although the Mutti-Gras pet costume contest will not be held this year, stop by The Dog Bakery for a treat for your furry friends. Free treats will be available for pooches in costume on Feb. 26-27.
The Original Farmers Market is planning many other fun events throughout the year. From local favorites to showstopping performances and delicious food, there is something for everyone. Notably, one of the Market’s most iconic events – the Gilmore Heritage Auto Show – will return to its usual date in early June.
The fun continues next month with the Farmers Market’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday, March 17. Visit the market for Magee’s famous corned beef and cabbage, green beer from EB’s and Bar 326, and live music including a strolling bagpiper.
Summer Music on the Plaza returns on Friday evenings from May 27 through Aug. 26, with live musical performances throughout the summer in many genres, from reggae to rock ‘n’ roll.
The 28th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show returns on Saturday, June 4, featuring nearly 100 cars that exemplify classic California culture. This year’s theme is “a tribute to American royalty,” and the event will pay tribute to Cadillacs, Imperials, Lincolns, Duesenbergs, Packards and other vintage luxury vehicles.
“We are so pleased to bring back our schedule of favorite market annual events in 2022,” said Ilysha Buss, director of marketing at the Original Farmers Market. “We are honored to serve as the community’s gathering place for celebrations, from St. Patrick’s Day to Fall Festival, and everything in between and beyond. We have something for everyone and look forward to sharing great times and memories with our customers.”
The Original Farmers Market is located at 6333 W. Third St. For information, visit farmersmarketla.com.
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