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OPEN AIR MARKETS | Flowers & Finds: 5 Must-Visit Open Air Markets Happening this Weekend

Open Air Markets in the Western Suburbs, Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Geneva,  Batavia


Summertime in the western suburbs brings a wide variety of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. One activity that jumps to the top of the list are Open Air Markets! These vibrant outdoor gatherings offer an array of home-grown produce, handmade goods, local artists' creations, entertainment and more. Enjoy fantastic fresh foods, beautiful flowers, one-of-a-kind gifts and more at these 5 Open Air Markets.

Wheaton French Market: This vibrant open-air market is located in historic downtown Wheaton on Saturdays through October and it offers visitors a true taste of France! You can find fresh produce, gourmet foods, flowers, spices, cheese, meats and more as you shop along the streets. There's also live music and entertainment that will keep you entertained while you're there.

Naperville Farmers Market: Here you'll find the freshest food from local farmers, as well as handmade goods and artisanal products. Stop by on Saturdays to pick up breads, jams, honey, cheeses, vegetables and more. Build a farm-to-table meal with a plethora of locally grown food. You’ll also find an array products, performances and events, making this a great destination for the whole family! Located at the 5th Avenue Train Station in downtown Naperville.

Geneva French Market: Enjoy fresh food, vegetables, flowers, creative artisans and so much more at the Geneva French Market held on Sundays. This open-air market gives visitors an opportunity to interact with a variety of local businesses each week. The market runs weekly through mid-November and is located at Fourth and South Streets in downtown Geneva.

Downtown Downers Grove Farmers Market: Support the Y by visiting the Downtown Downers Grove Market on Saturdays where you’ll find tasty food to eat, fun items to purchase, and lots of live music to dance to! Join in the fun and support the Y in the parking lot outside the Main Street Train Station from 7am-12:30pm on Market Saturdays.

Batavia Farmers Market: Batavia MainStreet welcomes the 28th season of the Batavia Farmers’ Market. Saturdays through October 28, 8am to noon on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street! Enjoy shopping with carefully curated 50+ vendors weekly providing you with a wide array of options. *The market moves to Peg Bond Center on October 28, 10am-2pm

Visiting an open-air farmer's market is both fun and educational. You'll get to support the local economy while enjoying some of the freshest produce that the area has to offer. Whether you're in west suburban Chicago or the city, there are plenty of farmers' markets to choose from! So, take a break from the usual weekend routine and visit one of the markets listed above. We're sure you'll have a great time.

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