January 17, 2023

Town of Sidney working toward to the return of Thursday night markets on Beacon Avenue

Sidney, BC;

The Town of Sidney is seeking a contractor to organize Sidney’s iconic Thursday night market on Beacon Avenue.

“Council is committed to doing all we can to see this remarkable summer tradition return to downtown Sidney,” said Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith. “Watching thousands of community members and visitors line Beacon Avenue on Thursday nights to enjoy shopping, eating, live entertainment, and to take in Sidney’s beautiful waterfront has always been a source of pride for our small town.”

Council allowed a modified Thursday night market to be held in the Mary Winspear Centre parking lot during the summer of 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the longstanding removal of COVID-related health restrictions in BC, a market on Beacon Avenue is once again feasible.

A Request for Proposals is now open until mid-February. If there is a successful applicant, the market would likely be smaller in scale during the summer of 2023 reflecting this period of transition.

Media Contact:

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith
Town of Sidney