First Friday Night MarketA celebration of the vegan lifestyle with all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, goods and great music
Friday, November 1st
Friday, December 6th
Time: Between the hours of 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive behind Fuddruckers
Beer Garden: Must be 21 years or older.
For more information, call us at (619) 465-7700.
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their participation at the newest event to happen in east county, the First Friday Night Market hosted by Vegan in San Diego and Grossmont Center. This event promises to be a celebration of the vegan lifestyle with all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, goods and great music. The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, has been asked to manage the beer garden and we are happy to be a part of this new event within our community! The Chamber will launch their beer garden on Friday, October 4th within the footprint of this event held at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive behind Fuddruckers. The beer garden will be open to those that are 21 years or older. This exciting activity will be held on the first Friday of each month throughout the rest of this year: Friday, October 4th, Friday, November 1st and Friday, December 6th. This family-friendly event is FREE to the public and is being held between the hours of 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. No pets are allowed per state law, but service dogs are always welcome. This event features a Kid’s Zone, lots of vegan delicacies, seating so you can relax and enjoy the evening while meeting friends and family and lots of free parking. A perfect combination to enjoy a Friday night!
October 4th was a flurry of activity as vendors began arriving to prepare for the crowd attending the First Friday Night Market. The grills were set up, the vendors and their staff were organizing their booths in readiness to serve their guests. The Chamber was also preparing to serve guests in the beer garden. Ice, beer and kombucha was being delivered and the volunteer team were ready for the “opening bell.” This evening that celebrates the Vegan lifestyle, did not disappoint! At 5 p.m. the guests began arriving just as expected. The lines continued to grow throughout the evening, and it was not unusual for the wait time to grow to 45-60 minutes to order and receive the delicious food items. There were also other Vegan selections that guests could purchase to complete their experience that evening.
The Chamber is pleased to partner with Grossmont Center and Vegan in San Diego on this new adventure. Our volunteers were having a ball greeting guests to the beer garden, serving them and being a part of this evening. A HUGE thank you to the volunteer team that was part of our “first time” activity! We LOVE our volunteer team!
Did you miss us last Friday night? No worries, we will be there on Friday, November 1st again to serve and entertain you throughout the evening. Come out and enjoy this FREE family-friendly evening in Grossmont Center, located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa. The “First Friday Night Market” is located in the parking lot between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers during the hours of 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. As you enter the parking lot – look for the tents, the decorative lights, the tables and chairs, listen for the music, and look for the crowd gathering to enjoy this festive La Mesa evening under the stars!
For more information on the First Friday Night Market, click here.
Photos courtesy of Sandra Small/ Photographer