Westown Association
Press Release

Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover from Fiserv, returns on June 26 for 2024 season

Vendor applications now open for 2024 season

By - Feb 21st, 2024 12:01 pm
July 2022 Night Market. Photo courtesy of Westown.

July 2022 Night Market. Photo courtesy of Westown.

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover® from Fiserv, returns to the heart of downtown Milwaukee for four nights this summer on June 26, July 24, August 14 and September 11 from 5 to 10 p.m. on West Wisconsin Avenue between 2nd Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue.

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the event. First introduced by NEWaukee in 2014, the event was held for six summers before its hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Westown Association acquired the Night Market brand and assumed production of the event in 2021 and will be hosting its fourth season in 2024.

“This summer is expected to be Milwaukee’s busiest summer yet, and we are so happy to have the Night Market’s tenth anniversary be part of the excitement,” said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown Association. “Each year, the event continues to grow; from attendance records, vendor diversity and engagement with our community stakeholders, we are so proud to host the Night Market in the heart of the Westown neighborhood. We can’t wait to see the thousands of Milwaukeeans and visitors on West Wisconsin Avenue on opening night on June 26.”

Milwaukee’s hometown payments company, Fiserv, returns as the presenting sponsor of the event for the second year, showcasing Clover® from Fiserv, the global fintech leader’s small business payments solution and business management platform. In March, Fiserv will move into their new global headquarters located in the Westown neighborhood at the corner of N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. and Michigan St.

“We are proud to play a leading role in this vibrant 10th anniversary celebration of entrepreneurs, the Milwaukee Night Market. Small businesses are the heart of our community and powering the passion and purpose of local businesses is core to our company,” said Bob Hau, Chief Financial Officer, Fiserv. “As Fiserv celebrates four decades of roots as Milwaukee’s hometown payments company this year, we are thrilled to move into our new global headquarters next month, where we will punctuate the west end of the Night Market and we look forward to the positive impact we’ll create through Clover from Fiserv with this – and many more – iconic Milwaukee experiences.”

In 2023, the Night Market generated more than $100,000 in economic impact to the city of Milwaukee, and featured more than 190 small businesses throughout the summer, with 55% of vendors identified as being from diverse background and 66% of vendors were women-owned businesses. The vendor application for the 2024 season is now open and can be found at mkenightmarket.com/applications. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15; selected vendors will be notified in early April. Accepted vendors who convert to Clover from Fiserv for their payments solution and business management platform will be eligible for an exclusive Milwaukee Night Market rebate. Already a Clover client? Contact your Clover service provider to learn more about Clover referral rewards programs. More information can be found on the Milwaukee Night Market website.

Community partners including GRAEF, Gruber Law Offices, Miller Lite, 310W, Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Avenue and We Energies Foundation are also sponsors of the 2024 Milwaukee Night Market. Additional signature sponsors and new partnerships will be announced at a later date. To inquire about 2024 Night Market sponsorship opportunities, contact Stacie Callies at stacie@westown.org. Westown Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.

The Milwaukee Night Market provides a unique opportunity to gather on West Wisconsin Avenue, creating an environment for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to experience Milwaukee. You can view highlights from the 2023 Night Market at mkenightmarket.com/media.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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