NANAIMO – June 5, 2017
BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR IS BACK FOR 2017!
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the ever-popular downtown summer celebration known as ‘Bathtub Days Street Fair’ will continue during the 2017 Marine Festival.
Two days of festivities will take place on Commercial Street and in the Victoria Crescent area. Saturday morning’s “Sail Past on Wheels” parade will be one feature of the weekend’s celebration. The parade gets underway Saturday with a 10:30 am start time. The parade is one way that the celebrations can touch on all three of the recognized downtown neighbourhoods including the Old City Quarter, Victoria Crescent and Commercial Street.
Street closures will be in effect on Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22. This will allow for vendors, entertainment on stage and street, special events and activities during the daytime hours. Specific plans are in the works with updates posted to the Chamber and Marine Festival websites
“Once we saw that this was an event that could have possibly been lost with the demise of the DNBIA, we began to take action to save it for 2017. It is too important of a community-wide, family celebration and a vital component of the Marine Festival overall. We’re working with Commercial Street merchants, Victoria Crescent Association, the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, and Old City Quarter Association to help make this all work.” stated Kim Smythe, Chamber President & CEO.
More details will be released as plans unfold. Preliminary vendor applications and early information are currently available at www.bathtubbing.com under ‘Downtown Street Fair’. Vendors and performers can also contact the Chamber at 250-756-1191. For specific information on Victoria Crescent activities, contact Jean Lemieux at 250-754-7877 or visit him at Sound Heritage.
For more Vendor information contact Renee Bohun, Operations and Events, 250-756-1191 ext 2