The local markets are blooming around NoVA as fast as the blossoms. One of those markets is opening at the Workhouse Arts Center. It has announced that the Community Market will be returning for its second season on April 10.
To kick off the grand re-opening, the Workhouse is presenting special activities to celebrate Japanese culture and the cherry blossoms. Additional activities include hula performances, origami workshops, and demonstrations.
“Spring is a beautiful time to visit and explore Fairfax County, especially as the cherry trees begin to blossom,” said Barry Biggar, president and CEO of Visit Fairfax in a recent press release. “Many of our wonderful attractions and parks have organized exceptional cultural and community-focused events in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, including the Workhouse Arts Center, whose entire historic campus will be blooming with activities to celebrate the season.”
After the special reopening ceremony, the market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday until October 30. Shoppers do not need tickets or reservations to attend. Local small business owners, entrepreneurs, crafters, and more can apply to be a vendor at one of several weekly sessions.
To help keep customers and vendors safe during the pandemic, COVID-related regulations will be put in place. This includes social distancing between vendors and in the walkways and requiring all staff, vendors, and visitors to wear a mask while on the campus.
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