Oaklands neighbourhood series caters to young adults

Music, food and a social atmosphere in store for market attendees

Community-based farmers’ markets often come with live music to help draw the crowds, but the Oaklands neighbourhood is taking the idea to the next level.

The Oaklands Sunset Series will see market activities paired with a rotating schedule of events including music, theatre and even sport.

It kicks off July 4 with a concert called Star Spangled Melodies, headlined by local musician Aidan Knight. There will also be a beer garden and a chef will be on hand making pizza.

The Sunset Series, to run every second Wednesday, is family friendly but specifically caters to young adults, said Kristi Rivait, executive director of the Oaklands Community Centre.

“We often are able to support events for families and parents and youth and kids, but this is a nice spot for young adults,” she said. “It’s nice to be able to give (them) a chance to be involved in the community.”

Subsequent events will feature a talent show (July 18), a dinner theatre (Aug. 1) and finally, street hockey (Aug. 15).

The market includes both food vendors and artisans. For more information, visit www.oaklandscommunitycentre.com.

rholmen@vicnews.com

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