A monthly community market celebrating the food, arts and culture of New Brunswick and its diverse Latino community

Upcoming Events

Sep 29
Mercado Esperanza
12:00 pm - 6:00 pmDetails
Oct 27
Mercado Esperanza
12:00 pm - 6:00 pmDetails

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¿Has asistido a un Mercado este año? ¡Este 29 de septiembre será el sexto Mercado de la temporada!
Ven y invita a tus conocidos, amigos, y familia para disfrutar del arte, teatro, música, comida, y presentaciones. Si aún tienes preguntas sobre el Mercado, visita nuestra página web: mercadoesperanzanb.org o déjanos un comentario aquí. ¡Esperamos verte!

Have you attended a Mercado this year? This September 29th will be the sixth Mercado of the season! Come and invite your acquaintances, friends, and family to enjoy art, theater, music, food, and presentations. If you still have questions about the Mercado, please visit our website: mercadoesperanzanb.org or leave us a comment here. We look forward to seeing you !
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2 days ago

Mercado Esperanza

¡Seguimos con el examen! ¿Puedes identificar estos platos y bebidas y los vendedores del Mercado Esperanza que los preparan? ¡Comparte en los comentarios! Y ven a probarlos todos en el próximo Mercado el 29 de septiembre.

Let's continue with the quiz! Can you identify these dishes and which vendors sell them at our Mercado Esperanza? Tell us in the comments! And come try them all at the next Mercado on September 29.
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3 days ago

Mercado Esperanza

¡Examen! ¿Qué tan bien conoces a nuestros vendedores del Mercado Esperanza? ¿Puedes adivinar qué vendedores venden estos platillos y bebidas deliciosos? Comparte tus respuestas en los comentarios. ¡Todos estarán allí en nuestro próximo Mercado el 29 de septiembre!

Pop quiz! How well do you know our Mercado Esperanza vendors? Guess which vendors sell these mouth-watering items, and share your answers in the comments. All of them will be at our next Mercado on September 29!
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7 days ago

Mercado Esperanza

Quince días hasta nuestro próximo Mercado el 29 de septiembre, ¡no te lo pierdas!

Two weeks until our next Mercado on September 29, don't miss it!
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Visit Mercado Esperanza

The Mercado Esperanza is a showcase for local New Brunswick vendors and a fun family event in the style of a Latin American plaza. Come visit us to taste, see, and hear New Brunswick’s diverse Latino culture!

Our market events at Joyce Kilmer Park feature local food and craft vendors, entertainers, musicians, artists, and more! The Mercado is a place of community and has something for everyone. The Mercado runs monthly from spring to fall on Sunday afternoons (see upcoming events for more details). There is parking available both at Joyce Kilmer Park and on surrounding streets nearby.

Know that when you shop at a Mercado event, your purchases directly support local micro-enterprises, with 100% of the profits going to our vendors.

Whether you are visiting our community for the first time or have been a longtime resident, we look forward to welcoming you at the Mercado Esperanza!

Our Vendors

Do you want to vend at our next Mercado?

The Mercado Esperanza supports local, emerging entrepreneurs who want to generate income as they share their talents and products with the community. Our main sales opportunity is our monthly Mercado from April through October, but regular vendors may also have access to additional sales opportunities throughout the year.

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About the Mercado

The Mercado Esperanza is a community-led initiative sponsored by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and coLAB Arts. Building on previous work in the areas of healthy food access, neighborhood development, and creative placemaking, the three partners embarked on a planning process in 2016 – with support from the Kresge Foundation’s FreshLo initiative – to determine how to integrate and scale up these efforts for greater community impact.

The Mercado Esperanza was born in late 2017 after a year of planning and dialogue with local residents and other stakeholders, and embarked on the first full season in 2018. Along the way, the Friends of the Mercado group was created with resident leaders from New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Esperanza Neighborhood Project to act as a project steering committee. They, together with our core vendors group, continue to give direction to the project and work alongside organizational staff to continually make our collective vision of the Mercado Esperanza a reality: a vibrant community gathering place, a springboard for local entrepreneurial success, and a creative cultural celebration.

Thank you to Our Partners & Sponsors