• 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 4th until August 27th. 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.

Time lapse done by Zachary Tannar of Tannar Pictures.

2020 Commercial Street Night Market Vendor Applications Available!

Been a past vendor? Want to be a future vendor? Get your applications in now for this expanded event (13 weeks this year!). If you are a prior vendor, you know the power of the crowd – tourists and residents flocked to this exciting event by the thousands every week in 2018 & 2019.

We offer live entertainment nightly, up to 150 artisan vendors, food and beverage purveyors, food trucks, and family activities plus almost every downtown business is open all evening. It’s a great opportunity to take advantage of one of the summer highlights of the mid-Island.

Every Thursday From June 4th until August 27th, 2020!

Market Vendor Timeline

Vendor & Food Truck Applications – closed

Review Applications & Consider for Approval – TBD

Confirmation of Application Approval – TBD

Contracts Confirmed – TBD

Opening Night – TBD

Every Thursday Night, 5-9pm June 4th to Aug 27th, 2020

The Chamber works with the city, downtown merchants, vendors and performers to create this 13 week market event celebrating the artists, artisans and food and beverage producers of our region. Since downtown is Nanaimo’s Arts District, there’s also a self-guided Art & Culture Walk.

Nanaimo’s Commercial Street Night Market will run every Thursday for 13 weeks from June 4th until August 29th.  Commercial Street will be closed to traffic between Terminal Avenue and Church & Chapel Streets. Diana Krall Plaza holds the food and beverage services and kids entertainment. Museum Way, Wharf, and Skinner streets are also blocked off.

There is free parking in the Bastion Street parkade and meters on Wallace, Wentworth, Cavan, and Selby Streets are also free starting at 5 pm.

Tourism Nanaimo is on hand to help guide tourists make their way around the region, and other arts groups are on hand to let you know what else you can experience in the region from a cultural perspective.

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