It’s almost here! As sure a sign of spring as any — The authentic French Market sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown. This year’s event will take place, Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing.

In its seventh year, this market has grown by leaps and bounds. The Fifes & Drums of Yorktown will open festivities at 10 a.m.. DJ Ron Herrick will create authentic ambiance with a selection of French street music. Vendors will offer all manner of products and edibles.

Highlights this year include Hummingbird’s Parisian macarons, Chef K Crepes, Creekside baguettes and croissants, Annika Baker French dresses and smocks, France Naturals (beauty products), and Sinful Treats’ baguettes, croissants and cupcakes decorated with a French flag. Fresh farm produce and flowers all help to emulate the weekly village market in Port-Vendres, France, which has enjoyed a relationship with Yorktown since 1990.

Back by popular demand is the “marché aux puce,” a flea market distinguished by member donations of French linens, pottery, art, French art books, travel books, and cookbooks. Also, don’t miss the silent auction, featuring LPG golf tournament tickets, Redskins football tickets, salon services, fresh seafood, wine, gift baskets, and more.

Sister Cities Yorktown members will staff a French Wine Garden for refreshment, complete with a souvenir wine glass. And don’t miss a chance to support York County French students, who will offer gift baskets for auction.

Event proceeds support activities of Sister Cities Yorktown, including student and citizen exchanges with Port-Vendres.