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New evening farmers market and movie night sprouts on San Antonio's Northeast Side

New evening farmers market and movie night sprouts at Los Patios

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Los Patios' lush lawn will host an evening farmers market and movie night on May 6. Photo courtesy of Los Patios

Many locals love perusing through the produce and artisan goods offered at San Antonio’s many farmers markets, but waking up before the last tomato is plucked can sometimes be a dicey proposition. Luckily, an Alamo City development is helping night owls get the worm.

On May 6 from 4-7 pm, dining and retail destination Los Patios will debut its First Friday Night Market with an eclectic group of local vendors including Gardopia Gardens, Special Leaf, San Antonio Microgreens, Alamo City Kettle Corn, and more. Many of the restaurants and shops at the picturesque site will also stay open late to add to the fun.

The event will run concurrent to a sundown screening of animated hit Sing 2 on the property’s lawn. Guests are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a bounce house and lawn games. Admission is free and food is available for purchase.

For property owners Christine Mayer and Dr. Paul Mayer, both events are a chance to connect with the broader San Antonio community and provide a welcoming space for families. Also the owner of Blue Heron Recovery, Mayer recently revamped Los Patios as a sober campus with popular dry spots Comfort Cafe, Naco Mexican and Olla Express Cafe.

"We're so thrilled about this event - both the movie night and the night market in tandem,” says Christine via release.  “It's a great opportunity for families to come out and chill in a safe and relaxing environment, which is part of our health and wellness movement here on property.”

The Mayers are looking to make the night market a monthly tradition. And it will be the start of a busy May: In addition to the Friday festivities on May 6, Los Patios will be the setting of a virtual fundraising event for Blue Heron staged by nonprofit group Chef Cooperatives. Ticketholders for Bringing Back the Garden can pick up chef-curated picnic baskets on May 14, then enjoy an online tour of the grounds on May 17. Tickets and further details are available here.