Ligonier, Pennsylvania – May 12, 2023 – The monthly Ligonier Night Market will kick off its 2023 season at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 15, around The Diamond and along Main Street in historic downtown Ligonier.
Established in 2020, the event enables shoppers to buy fresh produce, farm-raised meats, craft-made beverages, and other food products from more than 30 local farmers and food processors. And last year, crafters and artisans joined the Night Market to sell their hand-made goods and products — ranging from unique woodcrafts to original artwork and more.
The Ligonier Country Market (LCM) and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor the Night Market, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month through September. (June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21)
“The Night Market is entering its fourth year, and we’re gearing up to deliver another exciting and successful season for shoppers, visitors, market vendors, and town merchants,” said Cari Frei, the LCM’s executive director. “And, as always, we encourage everyone to join us not only for the Night Market, but also to spend time browsing the shops and other stores in and around town and perhaps enjoying a meal in a local restaurant. And if you’re coming from a fair distance away, consider booking a hotel room in the area and spending the weekend.”
Offering more than 30 unique specialty retail shops, some of the region’s best-known restaurants, a world-class history museum, and more, downtown Ligonier is a regional shopping, leisure, and entertainment destination. The Night Market offers yet another reason for area residents and visitors to come to Ligonier and shop, dine, and support local owner-operated businesses.
“As the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to co-sponsor the Ligonier Night Market,” said Amy Beitel, the Chamber’s executive director. “It continues to provide an opportunity for the vendors, as well as our merchants and restaurants, to showcase their products and services and increase foot traffic for our retailers.”
Musical Entertainment Schedule Announced
For the 2023 Ligonier Night Market season, live musical entertainment will include the following artists, who will perform on the Diamond Park bandstand:
• Thursday, June 15: The Evergreens
• Thursday, July 20: Acoustical Bruce
• Thursday, Aug. 17: Detention
• Thursday, Sept. 21: Cashout
New Events Just for Kids
A new addition to the Ligonier Night Market for 2023 will be Books Come Alive — a unique library-based outreach program that takes best loved children's books and turns them into 30-minute musicals designed to reach students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Ligonier Valley Library is partnering with Westmoreland Performing Arts to bring Books Come Alive performances to the Night Market on June 15 (Alice in Wonderland’s New Adventures) and August 17 (The Velveteen Rabbit). The shows will start at 6 p.m. and will be held on the library’s outside patio. Adults should plan to stay with their children for the show. Registration is required and can be completed at ligonierlibrary.org
“When Cari approached us with the idea of hosting Books Come Alive, it was 100% ‘yes’ from our youth services staff,” said Sharon Coronado, the Ligonier Valley Library’s library director. “Storytellers are the people that mirror who we are and who we want to be. This is a wonderful way to inspire literacy in our youngest community members, and we’re grateful to be a part of that.”
Stay in the Know
For Ligonier Night Market news and updates, visit ligoniercountrymarket.com, ligonier.com, or the LCM’s Facebook page.