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Every Thursday Night 5-9pm
June 20th to Aug 29th 2019

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.

The Nanaimo Chamber has worked with the city, downtown merchants, and vendors to create an 11 week night market.

Nanaimo’s Commercial Street Night Market will run every Thursday for 11 weeks from June 20th until August 29th.  Commercial Street will be closed to traffic between Terminal Avenue and Church and Chapel Streets.  Museum Way, Wharf, and Skinner streets will also be blocked off.

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

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

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

August 22nd Performance Schedule

5:00 pm Bourbon Street Jazz Parade (dance alongside this as it winds up and down Commercial Street)
6:00 pm Terra Zetto (Latino dancing and grooving music)
7:00 pm Akron the Barbarian (unicycles, plus sharp swords, plus juggling equals audience thrills)
8:00 pm Elise Boulanger (refreshing young woman vocalist)
8:30 pm Bob Wilson (Classical Guitar)

Modern Café Stage


Come Join the Fun!

Commercial Street from Terminal Avenue to Church & Chapel Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as artisan vendor booths line the streets selling everything from food to crafts to curios. Live entertainment will be staged at several points downtown. Food trucks will be located on Diana Krall Plaza and a variety of family activities like bouncy castles and climbing walls will be offered on each of the market nights.

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