Busy August Bank Holiday weekend for Ely Markets

Ely Markets has an exciting line-up for the August bank holiday weekend. On Friday 24 August, they will be another of their popular Summer Lates with street food and live music. Then there’s the return of the special Flavours of the World Market on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Bank Holiday Monday.

“We’ve organised a mini-festival on Friday afternoon,” explains Julia Davis of Ely Markets. “The fun kicks off at 4pm in the Market Place and carries on until 9.30pm. Come over with your friends and family and make the most of the last Bank Holiday of the summer!”

There will be lots of delicious street food to try while you enjoy the live music at the Summer Late – everything from noodles, paella and meatballs to delicious cheesecakes. A licensed bar, henna tattoo artist, local traders and craftspeople will complete the line-up.

Flavours of The World Comes to Ely Markets

“Our Summer Lates are laid back and relaxed,” says Julia. “Soak up the last of the summer weather, buy some delicious food and enjoy the great live music. Enjoy a beer from Poppy Up Bar, or try the latest flavours from Ely Gin – and if you’re feeling adventurous, get one of Wild Girl Henna’s beautiful henna tattoo designs.”

It doesn’t end there. On Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the regular market traders will be joined by the Flavours of the World market. Ely’s Market Place and High Street will have everything from authentic North African food and French patisserie to gorgeous olives and Baltic amber jewellery.

27/08/16 Continental market in Ely – Market Place, Ely
27/08/16 Ely Continental Market Jeni Gipp buys Olive Oil from Dario Picture: Richard Patterson

“We already have a fabulous selection of food and gifts every week, and this bank holiday the Flavours of the World market will give you even more choice than ever,” explains Julia. “Whether it’s Mexican churros, Spanish paella, German currywurst or exotic sweets – we know you’ll find something you can’t resist.”

As well as delicious food, the Flavours of the World event also offers gifts, homewares and more. There will be beautifully scented French soaps from Marseille, lavender, scented oils and exquisite jewellery – plus handmade wooden garden furniture.

27/08/16 Continental market in Ely – Market Place, Ely
27/08/16 Ely Continental Market Meghdad with Olives Picture: Richard Patterson

Ely Markets’ Summer Lates event will take place on Friday 24 August, from 4pm – 9.30. The Flavours of the World market takes place in Ely High Street on Saturday 25 August and in the Market Place on Sunday 26 August and Bank Holiday Monday. It runs from 8.30am until 3.30pm. Ely’s weekly Food, Craft and Farmers’ Market is open as usual on the Market Place on Saturday.