Night Market: A street food and music fiesta with a cause

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  • Open from 5:30 p.m. onwards, Saturday, 27 March, MJF Centre Moratuwa

Night Market is a street food and music fiesta with a cause which will be held on 27 March at MJF Centre, Katubadde (near K-Zone).

Organised by Dilmah’s MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation – the Night Market aims to provide a platform for vendors whose businesses may have been affected by the pandemic and give a positive exposure to new vendors and home businesses. The event also includes music and entertainment, healthy food options and showcases some of the vendors developed within the Moratuwa centres. The inaugural Night Market will be coupled with the celebration of International Women’s Day where Saama the giant girl puppet will make an appearance along with women entrepreneurs with small businesses within the centre and around Moratuwa. 

The Night Market will serve as a convenient marketplace for local entrepreneurs, artisans and cottage industries to connect and meet up with other small businesses, healthy living, agriculture, and community interaction all in a welcoming atmosphere. There will be activities that will cater to the likes of people of all ages and abilities. 

It will also feature a fusion of flavours showcasing the diversity of Moratuwa culture. There will be an array of stalls selling food, fine produce, plants, action stations, live music, creative corners and entertaining segments including a guided night tour of Sri Lanka’s first-ever Urban Arboretum. 

The Night Market will be conducted with strict adherence to safety, hygiene and social distancing protocols and a Zero Waste policy. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags and containers for purchases or buy reusable containers from the vendors. The team has worked hard to ensure that arrangements are in compliance with the requirements of the local authorities and vendors will be spaced out at a reasonable distance along the driveway from the entrance to the Centre which will allow people to move about freely whilst maintaining their distance.

The market will be open to the public from 5:30 p.m. onwards. Parking is available within the Centre.