• Commercial Street Night Market

This summer Nanaimo’s heart of the city will beat a bit stronger with the Commercial Street Night Market running from June 20th until August 29th. The popularity of ‘night markets’ has grown throughout urban centres over the past few years and now it’s Nanaimo’s turn to join this popular movement.

Are you interested in performing at the 2020 Commercial Street Night Market? 

Stay tuned for more information!

Time lapse done by Zachary Tannar of Tannar Pictures.

Thank you for your enthusiasm for the 2019 Commercial Street Night Market!  All spots are currently filled.  Details on the 2020 application process will be out shortly.

Bring the family down to this FREE event at the Commercial Street Night Market running Thursday nights from 5 – 9 pm from June 20th until August 29th in downtown Nanaimo. Artisan vendors, crafters, food trucks, live entertainment, and downtown merchants will be lining the streets selling everything from food to crafts to jewelry.

Be sure to visit the Food Truck Circle on Diana Krall Plaza. Live entertainment will be staged at several points and a variety of family activities like bouncy castles and climbing walls will be offered to visitors.  A self-guided Arts & Culture Walk will be promoted as well.

Looking for Parking? There will be free parking at the Bastion Parkade and parking lots and meters on Wallace, Wentworth, Cavan, and Selby Streets are also free starting at 5 pm.

Come down to the Commercial Street Night Market every Thursday From June 20th until August 29th 2019!

Upcoming Entertainment

June 27th: Crimson Coast’s Multiculturalism Day performances

July 4th: Bob Wilson, Ray Chin, Alana, Jeremy Barnhart, VIBE Hip Hop, Ian Johnstone, Fiddelium, Kosmo Jazz Trio at the Modern Café Stage

July 11th: The Big Mess, Nanaimo’s Piano Man – Marty Steele, Ray Chin, Bob Wilson, Tropic Mayhem, Elysia Trio at the Modern Café Stage

July 18th:  Bob Wilson, Dave Hart, Josh Gellman, Les Tibbo, Violin and Cello, Terra Zetto, Gypsy Trio at the Modern Café Stage

July 25th:  Marty Steele, Dave Hart, The Big Mess, Voodoo Dave, Josh Gellman

August 1st:  Josh Gellman, Dave Hart, Marty Steele, Terra Zetto

August 8th:  Levi and Alana, Bob Wilson, The Big Mess, Tropic Mayhem, Dave Hart, Jake at the Modern Café Stage, Fiddelium in the Food Truck Plaza

August 15th:  Marty Steele, Dave Hart, Josh Gellman, Voodoo Dave’s Drum Circle, Ray Chin, Kosmo Jazz Trio at the Modern Café Stage, Fiddelium in the Food Truck Plaza

August 22nd:  Bob Wilson, Akron the Barbarian, Bourbon Street Jazz Parade, Elise Boulanger, Terra Zetto, Lillian at the Modern Café Stage, Fiddelium in the Food Truck Plaza

August 29th: Bob Wilson, The Big Mess, VIBE Hip Hop Street Crew, Gerry Barnum, Elise Boulanger, Akron the Barbarian, Mark at the Modern Café Stage, Fiddelium in the Food Truck Plaza

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