Milwaukee Night Market cancels early due to inclement weather

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Updated: Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Night Market has closed due to inclement weather.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thousands braved the heat for the Milwaukee Night Market on Wednesday, June 15.

The market took place downtown on W. Wisconsin Avenue, between 2nd Street and Vel R. Philips.

It is the first Milwaukee Night Market of the year, and the first full season since 2019, with four planned for this season.

Organizers said the Milwaukee Night Market is supposed to be a celebration and showcase of art and culture in the heart of the city.

"It just brings a lot of joy for us to reconvene everyone right in the heart of the city on the avenue. We all say it's pretty special to be able to stand right in the middle of our main street on West Wisconsin Avenue all together,” said Stacie Kallies, Executive Director of Westown Association, the event organizer.

With very hot temperatures Wednesday, organizers reminded visitors to practice heat safety. The 3rd Street Market Hall was open with the A/C on, and there were plenty of vendors selling cool treats.

“Everyone's like it's 90, it's 90 degrees! And I'm like yes, it's ice cream weather. As long as the rain holds out it's going to be a perfect night,” said vendor Olivia Menzia, owner of Liv a Little Ice Cream.

The Night Market runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, weather-permitting. With severe storms in the forecast, organizers are keeping a close eye on the weather.

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