First Friday Night Market is San Diego County’s all-vegan monthly market that is free and open to the public. The market originally debuted in July 2018 in North Park, and moved to Grossmont Shopping Center in La Mesa in September 2019 with an expanded footprint and longer hours!
This market offers food, drinks and entertainment in the evening, every first Friday of the month. Expected attendance is between 1,500-2,500 guests per month and we have 20+ vendors each month (12 food vendors, a few drinks, desserts and goods).
Want to vend with us? Please complete the request form below. Your application will be reviewed and a response will be emailed to you once your application has been processed. Please note, booth spaces are 10′ x 10′ by default. If you need more space, please indicate so in your application or in a follow-up email. We are not accepting applications from MLMs, cannabis or CBD companies at this time.
For more information on Temporary Food Facility Permits and Cottage Foods Permits please refer to the County of San Diego Department of Health. Questions regarding Temporary Events may be directed to the Temporary Event Permit Coordinator at (858) 505-6809 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information may also be found at www.sdcountytempevents.org.
For more information about City of La Mesa business licensing, please review to the Business Licensing website.
If you are operating with cooking equipment, you must comply with City of La Mesa fire code. Your canopy must be fire retardant with certification tags and you must have the required fire extinguishers according to your operations.
If you have any questions about this application process, please feel free to email First Friday Night Market at email@example.com with VENDOR in the subject line. Emails will be responded to as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest in vending with us!