Lunada Artisan Market

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Spend an evening at Linear Park under the moon and with the stars of your local artisan market. There will be free entertainment, and lots to see and purchase. The Artisan Market will feature: Glass Garden Art, Mexican Curios, Wood Furniture, Plants, Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles, Mexican and Peruvian Clothing, Metal Yard Art, Crochet, Bows, Wind chimes, and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Lawn seating: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, please reach out to Special Events Coordinator Zachary Braswell at (956) 556-1713

You may also reach out to us via social media.  We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BTXPARKS

About the Event

This summer, May - September, the 3rd Saturday of each month are Lunada Artisan Market nights at Linear Park (E. 7th & E. Ringgold St).

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  the public is welcome to stroll Linear Park for an evening of open air summer market shopping and fun.

This will be an in person on location event.  Vendors, artisans, food trucks, entertainment, and a movie in the park--it's all happening.  Thanks to the Brownsville Health Department, free on site Covid-19 vaccinations will be available too.

Shop, get vaccine, enjoy a free movie--get lots done at the Lunada.

The cost of admission to this exciting event? FREE.  

Yes, it's going to look a little different this year  because we are not done with the pandemic yet, but we hope you'll safely join us and have fun.  

All health and safety guidelines will be enforced and encouraged.  

To keep things super safe, let's continue to practice social distancing.  Face masks are recommended.

Limited seating, limited vendor spots too.
If you'd like to be a vendor, please visit https:cob.recdesk.com/

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Movie In The Park

lunada-movie-in-the-park-2021Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a Movie in the Park on the stage/lawn area of Linear Park (E. 7th Street & E. Ringgold Street).
It will be a fun evening for the whole family to enjoy. There is no entry fee for these events and movies will begin at dark (8:30 p.m. give or take).

Updates about titles and times can be found on our Facebook event page!   Make sure to like and follow us on social media to get all the latest info!  

food vendor at lunada btx 2021Food Vendor Information

Reservation of vendor spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.

All vendors, artisan, food , food trucks, etc must be self sustained.  Power outlets are currently limited at the park and may not be readily available.  

Fee:  $15 (spot reservation at event for ALL Vendors).

Food Truck Guidelines:

• All food trucks must be self sustained with water and power.  

• Every  food truck will be required the following:  (1) certified food handler permit issued by the City of Brownsville Health Dept,  This temporary food permit must always be clearly visible, food vendors must have a fire extinguisher present while using open flame.

• City food handler ID tag is required if you work inside city limits and work for a food establishment.

• All food products must be from an approved source.

• Food Preparation must be done on site ONLY.


Food vendors (table/stand alone) Guidelines:

• All food vendors will be required : (1) certified food handler permit issued by the CIty of Brownsville Health Department.  This temporary food permit must always be clearly visible, food vendors must have a fire extinguisher present while using open flame.

• All food products must be from an approved source.

• Food preparation must be done on site ONLY.


Food Permits:

The fee for permit is not included in the cost of  vendor reservation with the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department.  Permits are issued by the City of Brownsville Health Department.  Cost of permit is $25.  To obtain a food permit, please contact Brownsville Health Department at (956) 542-3437.  They are located at 1034 E. Levee Street and currently operate transactions  via drive thru.  


Register as a food vendor/food truck HERE.

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Artisan Vendor Information & FAQs:

Artisan Vendor reservations are available on a first come first serve basis.  The fee to reserve an artisan spot is $15.

All vendors are responsible for their own equipment and set up.  

The Lunada Artisan Market strives to provide a place where local artisanal products are sold.  We want to encourage local business and community.  


Question:  What is an Artisan?

Answer:  Artisans are persons who craft with their own hands the products they offer for sale at the Market.  To qualify as an artisan, a majority of the tools and equipment used by the crafter to produce the products must require skills, personal handling, and/or guidance by the crafter.  

Question:  I sell prepacked foods, do I register as a Food vendor or Artisan Vendor?  

Answer: Anyone who sells any consumables items at Lunadas require a permit. Vendors may only sell approved source items, meaning they need to be commercially prepackaged. If they are not, then said food items need to be prepared on-site from their raw state, to its cooked/prepped state. Permits are $25 per vendor per day. 

Question:  My craft is photography and drawing, can I set up a vendor booth where I sell portraits?  Can I set up a photo booth?

Answer:  Absolutely!  Apply as a vendor and list the services/products you will be selling.

Question:  I am a non profit organization.  I want to share pass out free information,   do I still have to pay even if I'm not going to sell anything?

Answer:  ALL Spaces at Lunada will only be reserved to PAYING applicants.  There are No FREE Spaces at the Lunada Artisan Market.   The online registration site:  COB.RECDESK.COM will feature a  NON VENDOR category.  Please register under that category.   The fee will be $15 and spaces in that category will  be limited and subject to rotation based on public interest.  

Question:  If the event is canceled , will I get a refund?

Vendor fee is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Lunada Events are Rain or Shine events.  They will not be canceled...but in case the event must be altered for reasons out of organizer’s control (i.e. weather, government imposed regulations, viruses and pandemics, etc.), event will be rescheduled and the new date/time will be announced to all registered vendors in the event. Refunds will not be accepted due to already inquired expenses on organizer’s behalf as advertising and promotion, permits and licenses, venue rental fees, etc.

birds-eye-of-park-lunadaRegulations and Policies

Lunada Artisan Market will take place May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18, 2021, from 6 to 10 pm at Southern Pacific Linear Park, Brownsville, Texas.  Vendors can start setting up at 3 pm and will have one (1) hour to pick up after event (11 pm).  Vendor agrees to leave the premises at the appointed contractual hour.

Loading/Unloading:  Once the location of spot is given, instructions will follow as to loading/unloading and parking at event site.  Please unload and then park in available parking spaces.

Disposal of Food and Trash:  Double bag food according to Health Codes.  Trash should be place in receptacle; boxes should be broken down.  No dumping in the sewers except for water and ice.

Equipment:   The Brownsville Parks & Recreation department will not provide tents, tables, chairs, table covers, etc.  Each vendor will need to bring their own. Vendors are responsible for their own equipment and set up.  Vendors must supply their own  own tent, tables, chairs, generator, lamps, cords, cables, etc.

Parking:  Designated parking is not available.  Vendors may park on the parking spaces located on E. 6th and E. 7th Streets by Linear Park (refer to map). This isn’t reserved parking, it’s first-come, first-served and it cannot be reserved for any individual at any time.  You may park and leave your vehicle only during the times of the Lunada event.   

Electricity:  Outlets at location are limited.  Electrical 220 voltage is not available, if needed, vendor will need to provide their own generator.  Electrical extension cords will not be provided, each vendor must bring their own. The City of Brownsville and/or Brownsville Parks & Recreation (PARD) will not be responsible for any property/personal damages and/or accidents incurred by power surge/outage. For additional questions regarding electrical, please contact PARD staff.  Please call (956) 556-1713.

Set Up:  Vendors must finish set up a half hour before the start of the event.    Set up time will be between the hours of 3 to 5:30 p.m. unless stated otherwise by PARD staff. You will be notified if there is a change.    

Holdovers:  All property brought into Southern Pacific Linear Park by vendor must be removed within one (1) hour of the leased period, by 11 pm.  Any property left at Southern Pacific Linear Park will be removed by Brownsville Parks & Recreation and vendor will be charged for removal and storage. After 72 hours, that property and/or equipment will be considered abandoned property and will be disposed of.  VENDOR agrees to indemnify and hold harmless THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE AND BROWNSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT for any personal property equipment etc. that may have been left prior to, during or after an event.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

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 Vendor, Staff and Volunteer Precautions  

All vendors will be temperature screened upon arrival to Linear Park (prior to unload and set-up). In addition, they will be asked the following CDC screening questions by a trained PARD staff representative.  Questions will include:  Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?  Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?  Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test? 

Any vendor with a temperature of a 100.5 F or higher and/or who answers YES to any of the above questions will be asked to leave.  

Vendor tables and tents will be placed at least 6 feet apart and be spread out down Linear Trail from the Statue to the Fine Arts Museum in one row, in order to create more spacing between market attendees and vendors.  

Vendor will be responsible for providing adequate antibacterial supplies, including sanitizer and wipes for their own staff and patrons.

If you are not currently receiving notifications about events and registration, please fill out the form HERE or contact  Special Events Coordinator Zachary Braswell at (956) 556-1713 and ask to be placed in email list.  Please check your email for news and updates.  

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