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Moonlight Market on Gay Street

This past Saturday I went to Moonlight Market with two of my friends. I had been to Moonlight Market two other times previously, but it was Donald & Desiree’s first time. Moonlight Market takes place the second Saturday of the month from 6-11 pm on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. I have noticed that most “neighborhood nights” do not take place in the winter months in Central Ohio, but this one continues through the winter inside hotel lobbies. This was my third time attending the market and it has definitely grown in size from the vendors that set-up shop and from the people that actually attend. It is great to see this part of Downtown Columbus become revitalized.

Local markets are basically my favorite place to shop! Some people spend lots of money at malls or big department stores, I spend lots of money at local events & markets. I left this month’s Moonlight Market with a silver cowboy boot ring from Poor Sparrow, a light blue ring from another jewelry stand, a vintage dress from Stone Vintage (which you can see in this post), & some sweet goodies from a charity bakery sale (like an oatmeal pumpkin cookie).

Views of the Market

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There was even a mobile tattoo studio at the Market! You could peek into the windows to see people getting inked. I might have to do this at some point…

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Night & Day views of the LeVeque Tower, my favorite building in Downtown Columbus



Some street art that I love at Pearl Alley


Here’s what I wore to the event! It has been a little chilly in Columbus lately so I have been slowly trying to get my fall wardrobe together. My top is just a dark blue long-sleeve that I purchased at a local thirft store called Out of the Closet, originally from The Loft. My skirt was actually made by me (with the help of my mom), the fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics (will do a post about that later on once the third skirt is made!). The jean jacket once belonged to my dad. And of course I am wearing Toms.


I really enjoyed going to Moonlight Market & will probably go back in the months to come. I am getting super excited for Independents’ Day, which is very similar to Moonlight Market, just a bigger event that now takes place in Franklinton (last year it was on Gay Street). I will be posting about that next week, so stay tuned & have a fabulous weekend! 🙂


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