Bring the family to happy hour at BAYarts

There’s nothing like BAYarts in the summer with free events for all ages (and friendly dogs) including the Thursday Market and Sunday Concerts.

Thursday Market continues to shine as one of the west side’s favorite markets with dozens of food and art vendors, local food trucks, Chatty’s Pizzeria and live music on the gazebo. Add to that a new twist, especially for families and younger kids, Third Thursdays behind the gazebo invites parents to socialize with a beer or wine while kids enjoy meeting friends for crafts and games under their watchful eyes.  

Family Happy Hour is the brainchild of BAYarts auxiliary board, Friends of BAYarts, whose mission is to  promote family programming at BAYarts. Board president Emily Gambil and other members are parents of young children so bring a fresh outlook and energy to the newly formed board. Beginning with the first Third Thursday event in June (there's one more Aug. 18) they were inspired to make it weekly during BAYarts Thursday market with crafts and games for kids and libations for parents on the lawn behind the caboose.

Family Happy Hour continues from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through summer. BAYarts summer events are free; a complete schedule can be picked up at BAYarts or

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 10:07 AM, 08.02.2022