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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Lakeside Market and German-style Pop-Up Biergarten coming to Wellington Town Center in October

visitors shopping at booths along wellington promenade during green market

Wellington is excited to announce the opening day of its Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center. The market opens on Friday, October 1st, and is hosted along the promenade on the scenic Lake Wellington waterfront, directly behind the community center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard). The opening day of the market will be accompanied by the start of a 3-day German-style Pop-Up Biergarten featuring Hofbrauhas Bier from Munchen.

Lakeside Market at Wellington Town Center — Formerly the Twilight Green Market at Wellington, the Lakeside Market is now exclusively operated by the Village of Wellington Parks and Recreation Department. The Market will be open, weather permitting, on Fridays, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., between October 1, 2021, and April 22, 2022, with some exceptions. 

The only evening market of its kind in the Western communities, the Lakeside Market aims to provide a casual, laid-back environment for the community to connect and enjoy an early start to the weekend. Looking for an affordable date night? A fun family night out? An excuse to spend a beautiful evening outdoors and see the stunning Florida sunsets? We’ve got you covered!

Shop, sip, eat, and stroll while supporting local small businesses. Lighting along the promenade, in vendor booths, and over the market provide a charming natural ambience to compliment the stunning sunset views, and an ongoing schedule of FREE entertainment at the adjacent Wellington Amphitheater is the perfect way to cap off an enjoyable evening outdoors.

Vendors and products you may find at the market include:

  • artists and crafters
  • locally grown herbs
  • fresh baked goods, breads, and pastries
  • fresh flowers
  • fruits and vegetables
  • homemade and gourmet food items
  • jewelry and clothing
  • plant-based and vegetarian products

Other amenities of the market include the nearby Wellington Community Center, lush green space, restrooms, benches, pontoon and boat parking for our Lake Wellington residents, a new playground, and shade structure along the promenade, Scott’s Place; a playground for all abilities, and the Wellington Amphitheater.

The market is pet-friendly, and admission and parking are FREE. Please remember to pick up after your pet. For more information, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/LakesideMarket

Interested in participating as a vendor? Contact Program Coordinator, Heather Navarro, at hnavarro@wellingtonfl.gov or 561-753-5262.

Pop-Up Biergarten — The first day of this autumn, German-style Biergarten event will accompany the Lakeside Market opening day, and is located in the green space and pavilion adjacent to the promenade. Featuring Hofbrauhas Bier from Munchen, the event will include a selection of German beers, US craft beers, and ciders, along with sausage, pretzels, and other German-themed foods for purchase. Traditional music and stein-hoisting contests will round out the free, family-friendly experience. Dates and times for the 3-day event are as follows:

  • Friday, October 1st, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 2nd, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the organizer’s Facebook event page at https://fb.me/e/1hKwhLFq3.

All guests are asked to follow recommended CDC social distancing guidelines. Masks are recommended when adequate social distancing is not possible.

Stay up to date on events and activities coming up in Wellington by signing up for the monthly Play Wellington Newsletter at www.wellingtonfl.gov/PlayWellington.

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