2019 Night Markets

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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

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Schedule of main Activities:

4-10 pm Night Market at Gibsons Public Market

4-10 pm all Market Merchants 

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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

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Night Market Vendors

Introducing Night Market: 

🌭 FOOD VENDORS🌭

  • Salt & Swine
  • RISE UP Donuts
  • The Gibsons Butcher
  • Look for e.b.’s Ice Cream
  • Kitchen Rejuvenation
  • Jerkpanman
  • Emelles Market Bistro
  • All Thaid Up (Thai Cuisine on the Coast)
  • Nauti-Girl Tacos
  • Cb N Dees Fudge Co.
  • High Road Chocolates
  • Indian Food
  • Mamma Musey’s Pierogies
  • Gibsons Public Market Pop-up Kitchen

As well as all Market Merchants:

  • Crazy Reds Breads
  • Wholesome Market Eats
  • Fromagerie De Baie
  • Fisherman’s Market
  • Cascara botanics & gifts
  • GG Greens
  • The Gibsons Butcher
  • Emelle’s Market Bistro

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Vendor Information

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

We have put together a Vendor Information Package for confirmed vendors. The package includes vendor details, production schedule, set up, take down, parking, marketing and social media support and other information. Click HERE to download it. 

 

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 events@gibsonspublicmarket.com Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. 

Thank you! 

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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:

Presenting Sponsor

 

 

 

Community Sponsor

 

 

 

We are hugely grateful for the generosity of both our sponsors for this year’s Night Markets.

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Vendor Success Workshop

Groundswell lead a Test Market workshop at Gibsons Public Market. During the workshop, vendors set up a mock booth for feedback, connected with fellow makers and small business owners, and participated in hands on workshops that provided effective tools to prepare businesses for Night Markets. 
 
At the end of the season in mid-September, the Groundswell team will return to debrief your learning experience. 

Thank you to our workshop sponsors – the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) and Community Futures.

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