In the heart of a downtown core, you’ll find the small, quaint, and (sometimes) quirky Hanford Civic Square Park, which has become a well-known community hotspot.
Hanford is also well known for loving a good time, and a good time is exactly what will happen on Thursdays throughout the summer as the Thursday evening market makes his return.
If you put on your travel shoes and stroll through Civic Park around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night (May 5), you’ll likely find a rugged environment with food vendors, activities, a family-friendly atmosphere, and more. After.
The kickoff includes a one-of-a-kind concert by the band August to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as well as to kick off the biggest ongoing market event in the San Joaquin Valley.
Main Street Hanford, a non-profit organization, is the brains and muscle behind the beloved Hanford tradition. Main Street Hanford’s mission and vision is to keep downtown Hanford beautiful, vibrant and full of character by supporting local downtown businesses.
“Our mission is to promote downtown Hanford and improve the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Hanford,” said Michelle Brown, Executive Director of Main Street Hanford.
Scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday through October 6, each unique Thursday night will offer a different vibe of music, talent, and performance with a live concert venue, various foods, and local vendors of all types. , kids and family activities and more as downtown Hanford comes to life and brings the community together.
Each week, kids can enjoy face painting, snow cones, hot corn, pony rides, train rides, and a ride on the historic Hanford Carousel in Civic Park. The beer and wine garden is family friendly, allowing visitors to enjoy live music in the shade.
This year’s market has over 100 vendors, and the Certified Growers Market will include cherries, honey, fresh-picked greens, berries, stone fruits and more.
Main Street Hanford is bringing back some of your favorite food vendors and a few new ones too. Savor dishes from favorites such as Colima Tacos, Gotti’s Kitchen, Fatte Albert’s Pizza, Big M Beefmasters and Chicken Shack, to name a few.
Some new food vendors include San Marcos Tacos, Keanus Hawaiian BBQ, Guacamole World, and BBQ Queen. According to Main Street Hanford, the market will feature some amazing desserts including funnel cakes, wicked waffles, cotton candy and several new vendors offering sweets and baked goods.