Get up and dance at this week’s Summer Nights Market!

Summer Nights Market

Join us on Wednesday, July 30th for Shaggin’ at the Market. Enjoy beach music by the Shagging DJ and live dance demonstrations.

So what is Carolina Shagging? According to our friends at Wikipedia, the ‘Carolina Shag’ is a partner dance done primarily to Beach Music (100-130+ beats per minute.) Today, the Shag is a recognized dance in national and international dance competitions held across the United States. The term “Carolina Shag” is thought to have originated along the strands between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, during the 1940s.

Upcoming Events:

“Fiesta Night” sponsored by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce- August 6th. They’re bringing back the bounce house (generously supplies by Grand Rental Station) and chamber members are planning some fun games for the kids. Enjoy live music by The Americana Lovebirds. Contact the Chamber Offices or Rachael Hicks at 804-815-8166 if you’d like to volunteer or participate as a vendor.

“Celebrate Art” sponsored by the Cook Foundation- August 13th. The Chrysler Museum’s Mobile Glass Studio will be on site again this year to share the magic of live glassblowing with audiences. The fully functional studio includes a propane-fired crucible and glory hole, an annealing kiln, and talented artists who can explain the wonders of the glass-making process while putting on a show. Kids that come will also receive a free pack of chalk and have the opportunity to create some original chalk art. Stones Throw with Lori de los Santos will be the live musical entertainment for the evening. 

The Summer Nights Market is Gloucester’s weekly certified farmers market and event series held every Wednesday evening from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Carriage Court Lawn. For more information please call (804) 695-0700. Check out these photos of all the fun.

The Summer Nights Market is presented by Chesapeake Bank. Shop Local, Bank Local, Live Local.

Upcoming Events