SPECIALIST markets return to our area this spring and summer. First, the Continental Market makes a welcome return from Thursday May 4.
And it's bigger and better than ever - bringing a mouth-watering array of European delights to Huddersfield town centre.
Back by popular demand, the Continental Market will bring the town centre alive with its unique display of colour, vibrancy and bustle, and its fabulous variety of authentic quality produce from across Europe.
It runs for four days including Sunday May 7.
The best of French charcuterie, Dutch and French cheeses, German sausages, a great variety of garlic and vegetables, French African art, Italian leather and a host of other delights will tempt the most discerning purses.
There'll be biscuits from Brittany, olives from Europe's sunny south, delicious French honey and jams, and much more.
Perhaps the focal point of the entire market is the finest mobile boulangerie in Europe. Four large ovens bake on site, so you can savour the aroma of fresh croissants, pain chocolate and patisserie.
Many stallholders will offer samples so that visitors can try before they buy.
The market is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Later in the month, visitors can enjoy the French flavour of shopping at Holmfirth Market from Friday May 26 to Bank Holiday Monday May 29.
The French Market will make a popular return to Holmfirth where it trades on the lower floor of Holmfirth Market Hall.
The Gallic traders will be selling a wide selection of goods including an award- winning cheese stall with more than 70 varieties of cheese, olives, preserves, honey, crepes, breads, and tasty dried meats and ham.
There will also be a selection of specialist soaps and ceramic cookware, direct from France.
The regular craft market traders will also be showcasing their unusual and traditional craft items on all four days of the event.
There is always something unique to be found at the craft market with items for the home or a gift with a difference.
The market opening hours are Friday, noon to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 5.30pm, Sunday and Monday 10am to 4pm.
Chris Cotton, market operations manager, said: "This event, as with all the other specialist markets we organise throughout Kirklees, reflects the council's commitment to keeping the town centres vibrant."