The BC Day long weekend saw the Gibsons Public Market host their first-ever Night Market, a vibrant family-friendly affair that drew some 2,000 diverse visitors from all generations to their Lower Gibsons seaside location.
The Public Market’s parking lot was transformed into an outdoor bazaar featuring 25 local vendors selling their wares and culinary creations, while crowds were kept in high spirits by beloved Coastal performers including Lippy the Clown, Finn the Magician, DJ Buzy B and Keia Papa Kaua Hawaiian Hula dancers.
“This was a tremendous success,” said Jenn McRae, Gibsons Public Market events and community development manager. “The kids’ movie night was oversubscribed and our food and beverage vendors sold out of their inventory twice over by the end of the evening. We’ve been getting tonnes of positive feedback around town about what a great time folks had, asking us when the next one will be. For an organization whose mandate is to serve as a community gathering place, we couldn’t imagine a better outcome. This shows us there is a real appetite on the Coast for gatherings of this nature.”
The team is already getting geared up to host their second Night Market, happening Friday, Aug. 31. Interested vendors and performers are encouraged to contact market coordinator Nicole McKay at email@example.com