Sunfest Country Music Festival 2018

WIN Sunfest Country Music Festival Kick-Off Party Passes

Who:  Presented by Sunfest Country Music Festival (Sponsored by Island Savings)
What: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (2 PASSES + 2 FULL CUPBOARD BUTTONS)
When: Thursday Kickoff Party, August 2, 2018
Where: Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park (648-8811 YOUBOU RD, LAKE COWICHAN, BC)

Vancouver Island Market in partnership with Island Savings  is proud to present 2 free kick-off party passes and 2 fundraiser buttons (see what these buttons can win you below) on August 2, 2018 at Laketown Ranch Music & Recreational Park.

These passes are to the Kick-off Party taking place Thursday, August 2nd out at Laketown Ranch in Youbou.  Tickets are General Admission and retail for $69 each. The great music  line-up for this night includes:
The Heels               5:20-6:00 pm
Brad Saunders      6:40-7:30 pm
Danielle Ryan        7:30-8:10 pm
Aaron Pritchett    8:10-9:30 pm
Danielle Ryan        9:30-10:10 pm
George Canyon    10:00-11:40 pm

Additional Information:
Additional Costs:  Tickets provide access to the General Admission area for the Thursday, August 2nd  Sunfest Music Festival. Parking on site is extra. There is also a bus shuttle service from Nanaimo, Victoria and Duncan (Details on this service are still to come and will be posted on the official Sunfest website) Additional FAQ’s about the festival can be viewed online at https://sunfestconcerts.com/faq/

Full Cupboard Button Fundraiser:  This year Island Savings is working with Sunfest to raise money for our signature cause The Full Cupboard. Each day of the festival one lucky button wearer will be selected and win a VIP upgrade for two or an exclusive Meet and Greet with one of the performers. There are 2 buttons provided along with the tickets in this giveaway.

To win these passes, you must follow the instructions above on our Facebook or Instagram page. (Do both to double your chances)  

Winner must pick up in the Southend of Nanaimo on Monday, July 30th.  There are no refunds or exchanges.

Sunfest is Canada’s premier country music festival, and we want to make sure you’re there.

Night Market Thursday

Get ready for another Night Market in Nanaimo’s Downtown Core!

Who: Presented by Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
What: Night Market Scene in Downtown Nanaimo
When: Every Thursday from till August 30 (5-9pm)
Where: Commercial Street, Downtown Nanaimo

Bring the family down to this free event at the Nanaimo Night market Thursday, June 28th 5-9pm in downtown Nanaimo. With artisan vendors, crafters, food producers, and downtown merchants line the streets selling everything from food to crafts. 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? 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.

Want to be a vendor, apply here on the Nanaimo Night Market website.

Want to know more about the opening night, visit our post.

Nanaimo Night Market in Partnership with Vancouver Island Market

Nanaimo Night Market in Partnership with Vancouver Island Market

Who:  Presented by Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
What: First Night Market Scene in Downtown Nanaimo
When: Every Thursday from June 21 – August 30 (5-9pm)
Where: Commercial Street, Downtown Nanaimo

Over 75 vendors, roving entertainers, food trucks and music took part in downtown’s first night market hosted by Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.  

There were free activities such as bouncy castles and wall climbing as well as live entertainment that delighted people of all ages.

We bumped into friends from Tourism Nanaimo, ate Gelato at Cold Front and shaved ice from Island Kabobs and Shaved Ice and experienced some wall climbing with the Romper Room.

Our VIM Vendors

We spotted a few of our past Spring show market vendors at the show including Long Lake Studios and Simply Straight Forward Clothing Co., as well as a few new vendors: Ease natural remedy and Kid-Os Hats and Accessories!

We had such a great time walking around Commercial Street visiting vendors and saying hello to downtown merchants.

I even got dared by Janice to try some free wall climbing!

Like a Boss!

Want to see some highlights from opening day?  Click here.  

Want to be a Nanaimo Night Market vendor?

There’s 10 more Thursdays until end of August to apply as a vendor.  Please use our partner discount code: VIM to receive a discount off your vendor application.

Click here to go on their website and apply.

Nanaimo Night Market Free Parking

Are you ready for the opening day of the Commercial Street Nanaimo Night Market on Thursday, June 21st 5-9pm.

Bring the family down to this free event at the Nanaimo Night market opening day, June 21st 5-9pm in downtown Nanaimo. With artisan vendors, crafters, food producers, and downtown merchants line the streets selling everything from food to crafts. 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? 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.

VIM will be there – Make sure to say hi!

Want to be a vendor, apply here on the Nanaimo Night Market website.

Apply Now for our Winter Market

Our application for our Winter Market is now LIVE!

We have now posted our Winter Market Application on our Events Page. Join us for this three day event with over 200+ vendors, live entertainment, beer garden, workshops and wine, craft beer and liquor sales held December 14 – 16th 2018 at the beautiful Nanaimo North Town Centre.

VENDOR GIVEAWAY: Looking for a chance to win a vendor space for free? Like and Share this post on Social Media and tag us. Winner will win a 6 x 5′ space at our upcoming market, prize worth $260.00!

Need to know more, check out our FAQ’s.

Nanaimo Night Market

The Chamber of Commerce is turning Commercial Street into a pedestrian only market every Thursday evening this summer hosting artisan vendors, entertainers, food and fun for families.

The inaugural Commercial Street Night Market kicks off on June 21st 5 – 9pm, and every Thursday until August 30th 2018

Featuring food trucks, live entertainment and join our family fun activities or, for a more leisurely pace follow the self-guided Art Walk through downtown to experience the local shops.

Join us every Thursday all summer long!

Apply Today: www.nanaimonight.market   Don’t forget to use your VIM Discount code. Applications and Payment can be dropped off at Lucid Clothing Downtown, 35 Commercial St, Nanaimo.