The James Street Market is returning to Sault Ste. Marie this weekend.
The market will be running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at the James Street Square. It is being hosted by Algoma Public Health, Arts Council of Algoma, City of Sault Ste. Marie, District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board, Healthy Kids
Community Challenge Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Community Career Centre, Soup Kitchen
Community Centre and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.
“The James Street area was once a vibrant community space made up of a variety of local
businesses and food vendors,” said Constable Troy Miller, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. “This
space is a prime location for revitalizing the once popular James Street Market and encouraging the implementation of social development initiatives for the benefit of our City.”
“There are so many talented artists and handcrafters within our community. By creating a
space where individuals can sell their items and the public can gather together to socialize, we
continue to build a sense of pride and belonging for residents of Sault Ste. Marie,” said Melissa
Ceglie, Social Services Innovation Manager.
The market will include live entertainment along with arts and culture vendors. Handmade
items will be available for purchase. Golden Child Kitchen will be offering a street menu and the Marconi Cultural Centre will be offering gelato.
“Our goal is to support physical literacy in the community. At the market, we will focus on
games such as: bean bag toss, the parachute, Frisbee, hopscotch and more,” said Luke Gjos, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Project Manager.
“I want to recognize and thank our community partners for coming together to facilitate the
return of the James Street Market,” said Mayor Christian Provenzano.
“Their collaboration and hard work made this happen. I encourage the community to support
the market this weekend for what will be a fun day in the Jamestown area.”
For more information, people are encouraged to visit the James Street Market event page.