emergeMARKET is a summer market on International Avenue: created to give vendors opportunities to grow and add vitality to our community. emergeMARKET 2019 will be an immersive experience for summer culture in Calgary.
Our first market will be part of our Best of the East stampede breakfast, a culturally diverse fun packed morning for the whole family. There will be music, entertainment, and of course - breakfast!
Date: Thursday July 11
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 3201 17 Ave SE
Then, get ready for five more markets in August. Setting up outside of Global Fest*, we will be vitalizing the urban public realm: our street market on the road to Global Fest will make the street come alive beyond Elliston Park.
Dates: August 15, 17, 20, 22, & 24.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 5701 17 Ave SE
You can apply now for a spot in our market! The cost is $75 and includes a training session as well as a table at each of the three scheduled markets. Revenue goes towards attractions and costs.
Please note: certain restrictions apply for food vendors, contact for more details. To save significant costs to vendors, tents will not be provided, only tables and chairs.
*Not organized by or affiliated with Global Fest.
Participants in the program will be expected to attend a pre-market session on June 27th from 6:30-8:00 PM, #250 3515 17 Ave SE. Whether this is your first time, or you've been doing this for years, our goal is to help you reach your potential. Professional advice as well as peer-to-peer knowledge sharing will help you along your way.
emergeHUB Support ecosystem
Do you provide a service rather than a product? No problem. We can help you prepare promotions with our emergeOFFICE co-working space!
Do you make a food product and aren't sure if you can sell here? No problem either. We can arrange for you to use a commercial kitchen through emergeKITCHEN!
The intention behind emergeMARKET is more than simply creating an event. We want to use this market to help people tap into their entrepreneurial spirits and grow into a full-fledged business that they can share with the Greater Forest Lawn community and beyond. Our business ecosystem supports all of our vendors from start to finish.
emergeMARKET is our recognition that each of us has a skill or craft which can turn into supplementary (or primary) income for the household. One of the ways we seek to develop the community economy is by helping people turn these crafts into small businesses, and launching the business through our summer market.
As a new and growing market, we understand that our vendors are also stakeholders. We want to work closely with vendors to help grow their operation in the hopes of growing the market as a whole, and turn this summer event into a pulse of entrepreneurial activity!
For support, vendors at emergeMARKET will be able to make use of emergeOFFICE space and access support from our business development experts, among other perks.