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South District Diversity Market
July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 30, 2022
The South District Diversity Market is a consistent opportunity to shop and support local entrepreneurs in the Iowa City and Johnson County area. This outdoor market is in its second season of elevating underestimated populations of small business owners that include, but are not limited to: women, BIPOC, immigrant, refugee, returning citizens, LGBTQ+ and youth. Come have fun shopping with over 50 Vendors registered to sell: art, specialty foods, jewelry, clothes, crafts, gifts, massage, metaphysical experiences and more.
This family-friendly market is near the 4,400sq foot “Our Children Spoke” mural, down the street from a splash-pad, disc golf course, basketball courts, and family-area at Wetherby Park. Plus, there will be free face painting for youth during set times at the market (be sure to check our Facebook page for more details). There will also be a collection of local nonprofit resources set up to increase awareness of their services too. Some of those nonprofits include Antelope Lending Library Bookmobile, UI Mobile Clinic, CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank, League of Women Voters (come register to vote), Iowa Children’s Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The James Gang, Johnson County Public Health, South District Neighborhood Association and more!
The market season is May 28 – July 30–a total of 10 Saturdays (weather pending)
1:00pm – 7:00pm
Pepperwood Plaza Parking lot–in front of JD Beauty Supply: 1067 HWY 6 E, Iowa City, IA. 52240
For more information about our vendors, check out our social media @southdistrictdiversitymarket on Facebook.
Sponsors and Partners who have come together to ensure this market happens include: JD Beauty Supply, Banjo Knits Empowerment LLC, Marlén Mendoza Consulting, Dream City, Iowa City Community Theatre, South District Neighborhood Association, Pepperwood Plaza Association, Shelter House, Green State Community Credit Union, Parkview Church, City of Iowa City, Human Rights Commission, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership, Think Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Astig Planning LLC, Andino Construction, United Action for Youth, Johnson County, 4K Photography, and Hills Bank.
- July 16
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Biking, Crafts & DIY, Shopping & Antiques, Visual Arts
- Event Tags:
- active, community, culture, dining, entertainment, family friendly, Family Oriented, food, food & drink, iowa city, johnson county, music, outdoors, Seasonal, things to do
October 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm