One-off ‘Friday Night Market’ at Cardiff indoor market

One-off ‘Friday Night Market’ at Cardiff indoor market

The popular ‘Night Market’ at Cardiff’s historic indoor market will return for a one-off Friday-night event, complete with live music and an eclectic range of independent traders.

It’s part of ‘City of Arcades Week’, which will see 100 offers and events across Cardiff city centre between Saturday 29th October and Friday 4th November. FOR Cardiff are organising the event to celebrate the Welsh capital’s unique identity and support the local economy.

The Night Market event will run from 6pm-9pm on November 4th and will be the first ‘Night Market’ to take place on a Friday night.

Louise Thomas, the market manager, said: “It’s exciting opening up on a Friday night for the first time. With the music, all the amazing food stalls and the quirky retailers we’ve got here it should be quite a night.”

“We’re still putting the finishing touches to the plans but we’re hoping most of the stallholders will be staying open and we’ll see lots of people coming in to pick up a bite to eat, do some late-night shopping and soak up the atmosphere.”

“The events we’ve run in the past have been really popular and we were hoping to run more over the summer, but the timing hasn’t quite been right, so it’s good to be back.”

The market is one of Cardiff’s most iconic landmark buildings. Grade II-listed, it was opened in May 1891 and is located on the site of what was a former farmers’ market and also Cardiff jail, where the Merthyr Uprising martyr Dic Penderyn was hanged in 1831.

For more information on City of Arcades Week events, click here.

To get some inspiration on how to shop sustainably at Cardiff Market check out our blog by guest blogger Hungry City Hippy.