It’s that time of year again, and the Public Market is celebrating with “Back to School at the Public Market,” Sept. 26–27. The market will host a weekend full of activities and fun for the whole family, featuring a “Lunch Box Inspiration” class for parents and kids, an “Easy Meals For Busy Parents” cooking class and lunch, visits from famous storyteller Michael Katz, and interactive arts & crafts all weekend long!
On Sat. and Sun. at 10:30 a.m., join everyone’s favorite storyteller, Michael Katz, in The Kitchen for an interactive and free story time event! Story time with Michael Katz is first come first serve and will fill up fast.
On Sat., Sept. 26, at 12:30 p.m., the Public Market will host a “Kids in The Kitchen Lunch Box Inspiration” class featuring Santa Barbara’s very own “Yummy Mummy” Marina Delio. Join Marina and her daughter in The Kitchen as they lead a fun hands-on class where parents and kids will learn to prepare easy, whole food, and beautiful lunches in a snap. From kid-approved veggies and wraps to coco quinoa crispy treats, you will leave with a wealth of ideas to make packed lunches tastier and more nutritious than ever! Parents and kids are welcome, and tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for kids.
On Sun., Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m., Chef Michele Molony from Williams Sonoma will host a cooking class, “Easy Meals For Busy Parents,” targeted at busy moms, dads and anyone on-the-go. This class is all about how to prepare simple, easy and delicious dinners every family will love! The class is $40 and includes a light lunch and complimentary champagne split. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required.
Public Market merchants will be serving up kid-friendly favorites all weekend like snack packs and fruit cups from Flagstone Pantry, ice cream from Rori’s Artisanal Creamery and deliciously sweet cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes. The kids will love Mama’s Pot Stickers and Pad Thai noodles from Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches from The Culture Counter! KnitFit will also return to the Public Market from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. for a free arts and crafts station.
Santa Barbara Public Market is located at 38 W. Victoria St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 805/770-7702.