Night Markets are back!
This summer, join us on Friday nights of the Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day Long Weekends for Night Markets!
Night Markets at Gibsons Public Market are growing into a highly anticipated summer tradition, attracting thousands of locals and visitors alike. It’s a series of community-focused events, at the heart of which are growing a culture of joy and connection, placemaking, and community celebration.
These family-friendly celebrations feature an array of savory and sweet food options, beverages from across the Sunshine Coast, live music, performances, clowns, magicians and on-site artisans and service providers.
The entire building and area of Gibsons Public Market will be transformed in to a vibrant hub of Coastal life. In addition to 40 outdoor vendors, all 8 Gibsons Public Market merchant businesses, as well as the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, will be open for extended hours, from 4 – 10 pm.
Come on an empty belly, bring your neighbours, family, friends & visitors to shop the stalls, eat, drink and enjoy all of the evening’s festivities:
✸ Local merchants, artisans & food vendors
✸ Fun kids activities & crafts
✸ Live Entertainment
✸ 50/50 Draw
✸ Onsite ATM
Schedule of main Activities:
4-10 pm Night Market at Gibsons Public Market
4-10 pm all Market Merchants
4-7 pm Kids Bouncy Castle
4-8 pm Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (admission: Free for GPM Members, $2 for 12 and under and $5 for 12 and over)
5-7 pm The Billy Hillpicker Band
6-8 pm Kids Movie Night (playing: Despicable Me)
8-10 pm DJ Buzy B
Interested in becoming a vendor at our Night Markets? We are now accepting vendor applications for our next two Night Markets (Aug 2 & 30). Read the full vendor information package before applying, HERE. Applications can be completed online, HERE.
Applications for each Night Market will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. We are encouraging applications from vendors who fit into one of the following categories:
>>Prepared Foods: Ready-to-eat meals, snacks, desserts, beverages
>>Service Providers: On-site services to be enjoyed (i.e.: reflexology, tarot readings, massage, etc.)
>>Artisans: Handicrafts and other hand made products
>>Local Businesses: Sunshine Coast owned and operated businesses
>>Community Groups: Sunshine Coast community organizations
Entertainment // Busking at Night Markets
Send us an email and let us know that you are interested in performing // busking at our Night Markets. All emails must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
Night Market Sponsors
The 2019 Night Markets are made possible by the support of our community and our sponsors. We are delighted to announce our 2019 Night Markets sponsors:
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of both our sponsors for this year’s Night Markets.
Vendor Success Workshop
Thank you to our workshop sponsors – the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) and Community Futures.