The Good Market at the Jacob's Square

Location: Bratislavský kraj, Bratislava

GPS: N48°8'36'' E17°7'12''

Venue: Bratislava

Date: 4/21/2018

Event type: gastronomic event, market, event for children, event for youth, TIP, workshop

This Bratislava downtown located market is a very popular event which runs a couple of times in a year for only one day. It is focused on smart, art and design products, advanced toys for children, old books, modern food and other such goods and selected varieties. This is its spring edition with a lot of goods, discussions and community atmosphere, all eco-friendly.

The Good Market revives urban public space, open streets and courtyards for people, creates a place for meetings and experience. It supports small producers and quality domestic products, but also products of diverse cultures and ethnic groups that are part of our society. It also supports an alternative lifestyle.

For this spring outdoor edition the same applies. As usual all will be very contemporary and different from the traditional markets. The eco-oriented Good Market will present its traditional manifold offer of design, antiquities, healthy food, international streetfood and various non-profit projects. In cooperation with e.g. [fjúžn] Festival, a manifold programme will be prepared. Only a few minutes by walking from the pedestrian zone of the Bratislava's Old Town, the market at charming Jacob's Square will also feature a children's corner and creative workshops.

The market supports local producers, farmers, creative folks and initiatives. By cooperating with the neighborhood community, the event is offering an alternative to spending free time in the shopping malls – as it is more and more common here. You can find healthy, high quality food and beverages, buy old books, antiques or secondhand clothing and design goods, join some sport or educational activities for the whole family, or just slow down, meet and greet with friends and listen to unplugged concerts.

Come over to celebrate the spring to Bratislava's "Jakubák". Food, drinks, you and your friends. Simply – a good day.

The first happening under the name “The Good market” took place in streets of Slovakia's capital in 2011. Since that time this urban market regularly shows the city to its humans in a different angle by revitalizing various places, visible but also hidden streets, squares and corners, while asking forgotten questions about the importance of using the public urban spaces.

Good Market is inspired by traditional street markets as we know them from abroad. Common in the Netherlands, Belgium and England - the most famous lets say the London's Portobello Road. It is a sustainable model that stimulates the local community, and consequently brings a new tourist destination in the district. We apply this model to the realities of Bratislava since we believe this is the way to create a positive and active relationship to the public space. For the first time the Good Market took place on 09/15/2011 at downtown Panenská Street with 20 stands. Retailers presented all kinds of good goods such as bio-products, gastronomy, antiques, books, fashion and design products supported by local musicians and activities for kids and adults. Attendance was about 3000 people. Later, the ambition was to organize the Good Market on Panenská several times a year to create a new tradition, inspiring also other neighborhoods in Bratislava and interact with local communities to create their own Good Market. A fulfilled ambition. Over the following years, the Good Market has grown and expanded into other parts of the city. Now there are three Good Markets annually – at Panenská Street, at Jakub Square and in Old Market Hall and the streets nearby.

Source: občianske združenie Punkt

Web: Bratislava Tourist Board

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