The Hesperia Civic Market & Street Faire returns for its second year of food, crafts and music in May.


Last year's market season ended with a concert. There won't be one when the market begins its second year on May 12, due to budget constraints, but there will be more music this year.


"The first Wednesday of every month, we're doing karaoke down in the amphitheater. That's new this year," said Brandon McAnulty, with the Hesperia Recreation and Park District. "And we're looking at more kid-friendly activities -- nothing set in stone yet -- we're still looking into activities."


The park district is also open to live music, although they're looking for ones who are happy to only be paid with applause.


"We're looking for bands looking to play for exposure only."


The district is still signing up vendors for this year's markets.


"Last year, we averaged about 90" vendors per week, McAnulty said, "And we're aiming for that again this year. We've had a real good turnout with early sign-ups."


The Hesperia Civic Market & Street Faire takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 8 p.m. from May 12 through Sep. 29 at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, behind the city library. For more information, visit HesperiaCivicMarket.com.


For information about becoming a vendor at the market, call 760-244-5488.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star