Summer Street Markets in Huddersfield

Art Stall at alternative market

The popular Alternative Markets and Upmarket Sundays are joining forces to create three weekends of retail pleasure in St Peters Gardens and Byram Street in Huddersfield Town Centre.

Taking place on 13th and 14th June 2015, 11th and 12th July 2015, and 8th and 9th August 2015, each Saturday will see Alternative Markets take over the gardens, and then be replaced the following day by Upmarket Sunday, which will temporarily relocate from its current venue at Brook Street into the gardens.

The recently formed Alternative Market was established to develop and support young stallholders and performers aged 13-29 years. It is part of the national ‘Teenage Market’ project which started in Stockport in 2012 and has been described by retail guru Mary Portas as “innovative and inspiring”. The Alternative Market organisers have already held two very successful markets in this town centre venue and whilst a third was already planned for August, organisers said the opportunity to work together with Upmarket and create these three weekends was too good to miss.

Upmarket Sundays usually held in Brook Street is a real hidden gem in Huddersfield, showcasing some of our best local and independent producers and artisans. Each month you are guaranteed to find something different, unique and a little quirky. Shoppers can browse vintage and contemporary fashions, and buy handmade jewellery, art and photography and much more. With plenty locally produced food and drink stalls it’s also the perfect opportunity to stop for a spot of lunch, soak up the atmosphere and make shopping a pleasure not a chore.

Over the three weekends Alternative Market will take place on the Saturday from 11am-5pm with live music. Upmarket Sunday will open on the Sunday from 10am-4pm with street theatre, free children’s craft workshops and free face painting in June and August and balloon modelling in July.

There are even more reasons to visit Huddersfield during these weekends as there will also be the Rotary June Charity Fair taking place on Sunday 14th June, the Caribbean Carnival on 11th July and Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival on 8th and 9th August.

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