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Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services. We produce consumer home shows and holiday shopping shows, for details and to purchase tickets to a show in your area, visit our show calendar.

We enjoy sharing our love of all things home and garden! Everyone is welcome to gather tips--then see it all in person by attending one of our shows for even more of the latest trends in home and garden. While at our shows, you can meet and learn from celebrity designers, shop, compare and save with our trusted exhibitors.


Tomato

Veg Out! 10 Sensational Summer Salads

Aug 18, 2015
Check out these delicious, nutritious, and best of all cool, recipes and save your money and your waistline. We’ve got ten tasty salads that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Check them out below!
DIY

8 DIY Projects to Get You & Your Family Ready for School

Aug 14, 2015
Getting your home set up to tackle the hustle and bustle that comes with the start of the school year can be difficult. Check out some of the best DIY projects to help get you and your family organized.
Tomato

Lunch Lessons: 7 Healthy & Simple School Lunches

Aug 11, 2015
It’s time for another integral part of back to school prep: lunch! Check out our list of wholesome, simple, delicious lunches. They take much work and are just what your child needs to fuel their day.
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Dorm Decor: Have the Most Stylish Room on Campus

Aug 08, 2015
Post secondary digs are a big deal. Moving from high school to college is a huge change, with some seriously new waters to navigate, so making your new space as comfortable as possible should be a priority.
Table Setting

This or That: Dining Room Dilemma

Aug 06, 2015
The dining room can host a range of decor. Traditional, modern, and everything in between – all can work. So we've got to ask: What style do you prefer? Which would you choose between Option A & B?
Blender

Scrumptious & Simple 3 Ingredient Desserts

Aug 04, 2015
Need something sweet in a hurry? Whatever the reason, (last minute guests, or just a craving), we’ve compiled a list of super easy and yummy desserts. Check ‘em out below and prepare your taste buds!
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Bring Everyone to the Yard: How to Throw the Best Yard Sale

Jul 31, 2015
We know yard sales can be a lot of work. There are many complicated steps involved, and it’s easy to lose your head. So we’ve come up with some great tips to help with everything from planning to promoting.
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Succulent Style: DIY Planters & More!

Jul 28, 2015
Are you looking for some fun ways to brighten up your space? Discover the many ways you can decorate with succulents. We’ve found cool and creative DIYs you can try to set these plants up in style.
Blender

Chill Out: 10 Popsicles to Make this Summer

Jul 17, 2015
To help keep you refreshed during these sizzling weeks we’ve found 10 tantalizing popsicles to enjoy. Give one (or all) of the following recipes a try, and wow friends and family with these cool treats.
Burglar

Travel Tips: Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away

Jul 07, 2015
Taking a trip this summer? If you’re planning on leaving your home unoccupied for several days we have a few tips for you to keep in mind. Check them out and help keep your home safe while you're away.
American Flag

Throw the Perfect 4th of July Party!

Jul 03, 2015
Planning a 4th of July get together? Let us help you party in style. We’ve got some great ideas for food, drinks, and decor that are sure to blow your guests away. Check them out and party like it’s 1776!
Caesar

The Ultimate Caesar Recipe: How to Make Canada's Cocktail

Jun 30, 2015
Invented in Alberta, the Caesar is arguably one of Canada’s most patriotic drinks. And so, in honour of Canada Day and the imminent hangovers many of you face, we present the ultimate Caesar recipe.
Umbrella

Happy Camper: 10 Life Hacks for the Great Outdoors

Jun 26, 2015
Prefer spending the warmer months outdoors? We’ve got what you need to make this the best summer ever! Check out our top 10 life hacks for the great outdoors and spend time in the woods the smart way.
Blender

Kitchen Inspiration: Seven Stylish Ideas

Jun 23, 2015
Want to spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank or the walls? We’ve got just what you need. Updating one or two strategic pieces can have as big an impact as completely remodeling – here's how!
Wine

Cheers! 10 Creative Summer Cocktails

Jun 19, 2015
Having a party and don't know what to serve? Crisp and refreshing, these unique beverages are the perfect way to cool off after a long day. Check out our list of the top 10 summer cocktails and wow guests!


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Doing Good: Hurricane Relief

Nov 28, 2017

In addition to over $7,000 in donations raised for Habitat for Humanity, Marketplace Events was able to provide Hurricane Irma assistance on a local level at the Jacksonville Home + Patio Show. Read on to find out how.

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