The Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority recently announced the reopening of its Downtown Market on July 11. The event occurs each Saturday in Ponce de Leon Park from 9 A.M to 2 P.M. New safety guidelines will be put in place to follow Leon County’s mask ordinance for COVID-19.
“Many of our vendors rely on our Market not only for extra income, but also for socializing,” said Director of Downtown Experience Allen Thompson. “It’s really exciting to be able to bring our Market back in a way
that makes the experience safe and fun for our vendors and patrons.”
The Downtown Market will now require vendors to wear face coverings, remain 6 feet apart and space their booths in 8 to 10 foot increments. Tape will be used to mark a 6 foot pathway for patrons to walk. Masks will be provided but patrons will not be required to wear masks.
One of the unique features of the Downtown Market is its weekly local performing artist. With the new sanitation policies, patrons are welcome to stand 6 feet from the performer.