Crowds of people converged on Springfield’s downtown square June 4 for the 1st Friday Night Market — an event that came back to life in the city after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, hosted by the Historic Springfield Event Coordinators in partnership with the City of Springfield’s Parks and Recreation Department, was the first of four planned market nights, scheduled from June through September.

Attendees gathered across the area to check out more than 60 vendors that lined Main Street, browse the classic cars display parked along 6th Avenue and West Court Square, and indulged in some tasty food and treats at the food trucks set up on site.

The east side of the Robertson County Courthouse was decked out with guests and their lawn chairs as the 70s and 80s rock sounds of “The Fortunate Sons” — who performed as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series — filled the air.

The next 1st Friday Night Market is slated for July 2, featuring country music by Howard Decker and the Cosmic Cowboys.

For more information on becoming a vendor, go to Historic Springfield Events on Facebook.

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