Anyone that's kept up with the local media outlets is well aware that there will be a change regarding the Saturday open air market in downtown Mokena.
For the last 10 years the market, formerly referred to as "the French Market," has set up shop at the west end of the . The market was typically open from April to October.
Starting April 28th there will a new Market in town, organized and managed by our own Mokena Downtown Merchants Association. This new market will actually take place on Front Street, between Wolf Road and Mokena Street.
The MDMA is planning on expanding and diversifying the weekly event, including live music and a heavy presence of vendors from within the Mokena business community. Along with that they will continue the practice of securing vendors from nearby communities and other states.
They're promoting a hometown feel, a sense of community pride and the opportunity to showcase Front Street and downtown Mokena businesses.
They've waited 10 years for the chance to show Mokena what they can do. You just have to love it! See you there.
Want to know more about the French Market? Read Mokena Patch's past coverage.