Friday, July 24, 2009

Market Street Fest

Nothing incites the imagination more than one of Nelson's summer street festivals. Hippies descend from the surrounding mountains to dance freely in the streets to local bands. The artistic crowd sets up tents and tables to display their offerings. A large smattering of Nelson's residents and many tourists turn up to enjoy the festivities and breathe it all in. It's a place to run into old friends and meet new, try Little Miss Gelato's new summer flavours or some old Doukhobor specialties. It's a place to be transported to another plane of reality (but we won't go there). Merchants keep their shops open late and there is no better place to sit back and do some serious people watching. If you happen to be passing through Nelson during the summer and you're curious to discover the "true" flavour of this unique little town, find out when their next street festival is and head down to Baker Steet.

13 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

How nice to see people in long sleeves, must be so nice there. The pastries don't look too bad either!

we're doomed said...

People watching. what a great sport.

Carla said...

Jannie, You're going to laugh, but those delicious looking pastries are actually dog treats.

We're doomed, I wholeheartedly agree.

Envoy-ette said...

I wonder how many of the "hippies" are former survivalist! I don't see anyone pack'n....

Isle Dance said...

I love these photos!

Carla said...

Envoy-ette, I have no idea.

Isle Dance, You would love the Market Street Fests around here, I'm just sure of it.

Jarmara Falconer said...

What a wonderful place and everyone looks so happy.. Wow if only the world was like that all the time.

Carla said...

Jamara, Thanks for dropping by. Yes, everyone always seems very happy at these festivals. It's a great place to be.

VE said...

Looks like you have terrific weather for the festival. We're enjoying great weather here too...

Carla said...

VE, The weather has been fantastic for the beach. Love it.

preobrazhenskii said...

'Hippies' if only I still retained my afghan coat and long hair.

Does appear to be a great event and of course part of the appeal would be those tasty delights I see.

Carla said...

Peter, I must warn you, those tasty treats you see are for Kirra. Hands off. Of course there are many other things there which are for human consumption.

ab said...

I just love Nelson! I've been to many a street fair there.

Just thought I would stop by and say hi, as I live in the "East" and I take it you live in the "West"...Kootenay bliss indeed!