Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at, in the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.

Pioneer Park was a happening place on Mondays all summer long, when the park and Fairbanks Arts Association hosted Monday Markets.

From noon to 8 p.m. every Monday, local vendors sold hand-made goods, food trucks offered local cuisine and a beer garden was available for adults. Live music was added to the evening hours.

The last Monday Market of the season is Monday.

This family-friendly weekly event provided an opportunity for the community and visitors to enjoy the Fairbanks summer outside while enjoying local arts, culture and food.

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