Valley Market moves to new summer venue

The monthly SPAR Valley Market will have a new summer venue when it takes place at the chic, newly refurbished Donkin Village in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The new Donkin Village location will bring plenty of sunshine, air and sea views to the next SPAR Valley Market on Saturday. Photo: Abongile Ngalonkulu

Visitors will be able to make the most of the summer weather when they enjoy sunny skies, beautiful sea views and the fare offered by a number of exciting artisanal food exhibitors at the village’s Heritage Square.

The new inner city outdoor venue, which is accessed from Chapel Street (now renamed Winston Ntshona Street) and Constitution Hill, also offers ample space for families to roam and explore, as well as a new and improved kiddies area.

“The larger Kids Zone will allow families to come and let their children be entertained and looked after while they enjoy the market, which will include some new exhibitors from March,” said Love Story founder Elaine Watson.

She added that they had an incredible season at the Tramways Building, but felt the need for a new outdoor location.

“We loved being part of the revival of the Baakens Valley, but with these beautiful summer days we feel the need to be outdoors with plenty of sunshine, air and sea views.”

Watson, whose organisation use proceeds from the event to raise funds for the destitute, said that it was exciting to be part of the inner city rejuvenation process.

“There are old undiscovered gems in our city that the public need to see and experience. Donkin Village is one of these.

“We are privileged to be part of this process – bringing the public into new and exciting spaces in our city.”

This move to the redeveloped gem of the inner city will not influence the Goodnight Market in any way. It will remain at the Tramways Building on the third Thursday of every month.

Saturday’s Valley Market promises to be a fun-filled relaxing day for the whole family from 9am to 2pm at the new venue, which is located opposite the Roof Garden Bar.

There will be ample safe parking available. Entrance is R10 and visitors need to pay R20 for the kids area. All proceeds go to charity.

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