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Nanaimo Night Market

Changes happen weekly at the Market! What you saw last week will be different this week. Join the feet on the street at this free event when downtown streets are closed to cars and the community celebrates summer in the heart of the city.

We’ve turned Commercial Street into a pedestrian-only boulevard as artisan vendors, crafters, food and beverage purveyors and downtown merchants line the streets with everything from fashions to crafts to curios and fun. Play some street games, visit the food trucks, sample some adult beverages and check out the local organic farmed-food on sale at Diana Krall Plaza.

Live entertainment runs through the evening and families with little ones will enjoy bouncy castles, climbing walls, face painters and balloon and bubble artists. A self-guided Arts & Culture Crawl highlights the downtown Arts District. Restaurants and cafés are joining in and bringing their hospitality out onto the street.

This Thursday, July 12 check out the design concepts that architects contributed last year at the Royal Architectural Conference showing how they think our downtown should evolve. Feature performers on the Plaza Stage this week are Marty Steele, a Salsa Demo, Gabe Vadas and Dave Hart. Food Trucks include Taco Revolution, Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mini-Donuts, BandWagon, and others still confirming.

Thursday night festivities continue through to August 30. Festivities run from 5 pm to 9 pm with traffic and parking prohibited on Commercial, Skinner, Wharf and Museum Way starting at 2 pm. Free parking is available at the Bastion Parkade, inexpensive pay parking can be found at the Port Theatre and VICC underground parking garages.

Interested in becoming a Vendor, Entertainer, or joining the Food Truck circle? Got other ideas? Click here to request information.

Visit this site often as we update activities weekly!

Arts and Cultural Crawl and parking brochure.

Download our list of Vendors for July 12, 2018

Night Market Sponsors

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Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
2133 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H8


Phone: (250) 756-1191