Tampa Night Market hosts Fall festival

TAMPA – The Tampa Night Market hosted a community celebration to welcome the Fall season at the One Tampa City Center. The event strives to promote small businesses around the Bay area.

Vendors set up on the first Thursday of each month. Families, couples and teenagers walked along the brick walkways, interacting with the local sellers.

“The city of Tampa is building up a lot,” Dona Crowley, the event organizer, said. “So, I think this is a great thing for people that live here to come and be part of the community.”

Crowley said she looks for vendors that can sell unique, handmade items.

“We try to have like trendy makers, people that make their own products, or clothing or jewelry,” Dona Crowley said.

Crowley hopes that events like this one can help create a sense of unity.

Bree Sparks owns Fro-Dough. The frozen cookie dough vendor said that she loved the positive energy among the other businesses.

“We’ve liked each other back on Facebook,” Sparks said. “This has probably been one of the events that I’ve become friends with the most vendors.”

The market lasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and future event activities are announced on Facebook.