Downtown Public Market Series Kicks Off April 15

On Sunday, April 15, Downtown Framingham, Inc. kicks off its monthly Public Market Series, hosted at the vibrant and socially engaging Springdale Beer Barrel Room (102 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702).

This outlet for an urban market enables entrepreneurs, artisans, and small businesses from across New England to experience first-hand the people-ready amenities and business-ready infrastructureavailable in our walkable downtown.

On April 15, please give a warm welcome to our first round of diverse vendors:

The monthly public markets will occur the third Sunday of each month from April through September from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in downtown Framingham at the Springdale Barrel Room (102 Clinton Street). On October 14th, the season will conclude with an outdoor Oktoberfest celebration.

Registration is still open for the 2018 Public Market Series.

  • Set-up for each market starts at 11:00 am inside the Springdale Barrel Room via the freight elevator (Clark Street side).
  • Vendors offering produce take precedence.
  • Each market will feature no more than 8 select vendors.
  • Upon confirmation, registration is $20.00 for vendors who bring their own tables and chairs and $30.00 for vendors who order tables and chairs.

Thank you for supporting Downtown Framingham, Inc.!

  • Accepted vendors will be assisted with submission of all health and vendor permits.

6 Mile Moment is all about entertainment and family fun!

The anticipation is mounting as the Boston Marathon makes its approach on Monday, April 16th. For family fun, food, and music, head to the 6 Mile Moment, located in both the east and west parking lots of Depot 417, near the intersection of Routes 126 and 135. This is the perfect perch to cheer on thousands of dedicated runners who are raising money for charity.

The 6 Mile Moment, powered by MediaBoss, occurs from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm. Presented by Avidia Bank, attendees in the east parking lot can enjoy great giveaways, including gift cards to Exhibit A Brewing CompanySofa Café, Garmin GPS watches, an Ultimate Runners Prize Pack and more. If you're stressed, relax and enjoy a free chair massage or just appreciate Avidia Bank's swag - from ponchos to sunglasses - that will help you manage our unpredictable weather.

Framingham's own Dulce D Leche will also be on hand, with plenty of gelato and treats for sale. Whatever the weather, this team will have your perfect delight!

Not to be outdone, Jenny the Juggler will entertain kids and adults in the east parking lot. Jenny will bring colorful face painting, music, magic, and more!

We're also indebted to our sponsors from Atlantis Dental and BRZ Insurance, who will bring toothbrush kits for everyone along with a raffle for a dental gift basket and other cool prizes.

In the west parking lot, MediaBoss will provide a world-wide live video stream along with great beats from DJ Haze and interviews of City officials. And for the first time, we're hosting a special cheering section for Team Framingham, enabling friends and family to gather together and cheer on their dear runners.

Event sponsors benefit Downtown Framingham, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving both people and local businesses by creating the most vibrant, socially engaged, and innovative area outside of Boston.