The Commercial Street Night Market Returns!

*2024 applications and waitlist closed*

The Commercial Street Night Market brings life, colour and the sounds of summer to downtown Nanaimo. Over 11 weeks, the Market will host nearly 200 artisan vendors, more than a dozen food trucks, multiple musical entertainers, and a kids’ zone creating a festive family vibe. The Night Market was created to bring locals and tourists into the heart of our city to showcase our local restaurants and businesses. The artisan vendors help demonstrate the creative community you’ll find in the mid-Island.

The Commercial Street Night Market is located on the traditional, unceded territory of Snuneymuxw First Nation and we pay respect for the opportunity to live, work, and host this event on their land.


What happens if it rains? The Market runs rain or shine.

Can I bring my dog? Yes! As long as they are on leash.

Where do I park? Paid parking is available at underground parkades at Port Theatre and the Conference Centre. Free parking is available at the Bastion Street Parkade and on street level at locations surrounding the Market. 

Will there be toilets? Yes, we have portables onsite.

Will stores be open as well? Many merchants stay open for the entire market.

How do I find out the entertainment schedule for this week?  Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Is there a list of vendors? We have many vendors in for the season, but some that change weekly. Drop by and check out the variety.

I’m interested in performing. Who do I contact? Please fill out our entertainment application first. Then reach out to 

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June 13, 20, 27
July 04, 11, 18, 25
August 01, 08, 15, 22
From 5-9 PM each night


Commercial Street, Downtown Nanaimo

© Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce | Photography by Dirk Heydemann HA Photography | Video by Tannar Pictures