Market on Main (formerly Summerfest) to be held downtown on Thursdays

Market on Main will take place on Main Street between K and M Streets and part of Canal Street Thursday night.

Formerly called Summerfest, it will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday until Oct. 13. “We get a few more good months,” said Tom Price, event organizer.

The hours were extended because event organizers saw it becoming more busy at 9 p.m. and later.Moreover, he said the city wanted to move the date of the outdoor street fair. “Can’t call it ‘Summerfest’ if it's not all in the summer,” he said. “And we also wanted to focus on the certified farmers market — we want that to be the focal point of the event.”

The farmers market will take place in Bob Hart’s Square. --Sun-Star staff