Welcome to Martnan in Trondheim june 26th – 28th
8. juni 2018
The summer in Trondheim brings a lot of fun to the city, including our traditional Martnan! (Market) This year we offer fun activities for children and young people. We promise a varied and exciting market with local and international flavors, cultural experiences and activities in the heart of the city. Enjoy summer in the city at Martnan and indulge in good food, new discoveries in between historical buildings and the rich program filled with activities and entertainment.
This year’s Martnan
The city square has been a permanent retreat for Martnan since 1681, but this year the square is undergoing renovation and improvements. For that reason we use several areas around the city square. The market with all exhibitors is located in Munkegata from the city square (Torvet) and up to Erling Skakkes gate and in Kongens gate and further on to Apotekerveita. Martnan’s own summer scene is located outside Our Lady Church (Vår Frue Kirke). In the market streets you will find goods and products within health and well-being, houses, huts and leisure, craftwork, arts and crafts, clothes, shoes and jewelry.
Martnan for children and young people
This year, Martnan offer fun activities for children and young people. Play the traditional game from Trondheim «Basse» on the city square, unfold yourself creatively at the yard in Parkgården or go to a picnic in Stiftsgårdsparken. You can also play in the largest sandbox in the city, ride ponies, and be entertained by all the fun that takes place on the Summer Stage. Really some great opportunities to enjoy yourself!
Free Culture Program: Magic Show, Concerts and Dance Show
At 12:00 every day, Martnan´s cultural program starts on the Summer Stage, where you can experience magic, music and dance. One of Norway’s best magicians and celebrities from Norwegian Talents, Hans Henrik Verpe, brings his energetic magic show to entertain and fascinate both young and old. The trio «Bare Fjas and Blågras» will with three-tune songs, banjo, fiddle and guitar take the audience on a musical journey into the American countryside in real cowboy style. Find a bench or a spot of green and let yourself be entertained – here’s lot to look forward to!
The Farmer’s Market, honey cake and International Food
For those who love food, Martnan is a destination for delicacies from domestic- and international areas. Food from all corners of the world can be bought at this year’s Martnan, and you can enjoy flavors and produce from Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand and Spain. At the Farmers Market you will find food from the woods, the mountains and the sea; deer, wild salmon and wild sheep, in addition to cheese, sweet baking, fresh donuts and ham from local producers. The city’s cool foodtrucks from Una Autopizzeria and Kompis cook tasty handmade food made on site. To those who have the honey cake close to heart, we can gladly announce that they also will be found at Martnan this year.
Activities on this year’s Martnan
These are some of the activities you can experience on this year’s Martnan in addition to the cultural program:
* Wandering the historical alleys: Learn more about some of the historical alleys in Midtbyen; St. Jørgensveita and Munkhaugveita.
* Sandbox for children (the biggest one in the city): Here the children can dig alongside the big machines at Tovet and imagine to be a part of the construction crew. Bring a bucket and shovel (or borrow on from Martnan) and join!
* Picnic in Stiftsgårdsparken: Purchase delicious food on the market and borrow a picnic blanket in Stiftsgårdsparken.
* Activities in Parkgården: In St. Jørgensveita you can visit the Parkgården and take a walk into the old vault cellar. The children can buy tickets and attend a teacher’s workshop in ceramics, glass art and roving, or make their own products in Rennebusmia.
* Ride ponies
* Face painting
* Play «Basse»
* Antiques and used bike auction