March 27, 2023

Sidney Street Market returning to Beacon Avenue with new operator

Sidney, BC;

Sidney’s iconic Thursday night market is returning to Beacon Avenue. Following a Request for
Proposals process, the Town of Sidney has signed an agreement with Victoria-based Blue Coast
Event Group to operate the Sidney Street Market on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

It will be the first time the market has been held on Beacon Avenue since 2019, as a result of
provincial protocols associated with the pandemic.

“After hearing from the community, Council made it a strategic priority to see the Sidney Street
Market return to Beacon Avenue, where it benefits the Town culturally, socially, and
economically,” said Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith. “It will be a great joy to see the community and
visitors of all ages once again experiencing magical summer night markets on Thursdays in our
wonderful downtown.

“We are delighted to have been selected to produce the much-loved Sidney Street Market,” said
Douglas Smith, Blue Coast Event Group. “We look forward to working with the Town of Sidney
and the Sidney BIA in a successful market return. We are especially excited to showcase an
amazing lineup of local and regional artisans.”

“It is exciting to see the return of the Sidney Street Market on Beacon Avenue where thousands
of people can experience Sidney’s friendly, vibrant, and picturesque downtown,” said Morgan
Shaw, President of Sidney’s Business Improvement Association Society. “Experiences like that
make people fall in love with Sidney and want to come back with family and friends.”

More details about the market and opportunities to become a vendor are available at

Media Contact:

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith

Douglas Smith
Managing Partner
Blue Coast Event Group