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Events

Wonderful Oak Bay Village Night Market: Victoria, BC

The monthly summer Oak Bay Village Night Market is such a great event in this upscale British enclave of Victoria, I’m surprised how little publicity it gets. I searched a half dozen Oak Bay related websites, including a community calendar, the official Oak Bay Tourism site, and others, and couldn’t find a thing about it.

Unlike most of Victoria’s weekly summer markets, the Oak Bay Village Night Market is restricted to the third Wednesday of each month from June through September. But if anything, the community really pulls out the stops to make their monthly market that much more fun and flavourful.

From 4 pm to 8 pm on the designated Wednesday, Oak Bay Avenue is closed to traffic between Hampshire Road and Monterey Avenue. Local entertainers and vendors then fill the street with live swing music, traditional Morris Dancers, arts, crafts, local fruit and garden produce, miniature cupcakes, cotton candy, and the aromas of grilled salmon, made-to-order tacos, and fire-roasted pizza.

Rather than woo you to the event with more words, let me show you some photographs I took at the Oak Bay market in August. These should seal the deal.

Many of Victoria’s summer markets end as of the Labour Day weekend, but others carry on into the fall months.

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5 comments to Wonderful Oak Bay Village Night Market: Victoria, BC

  • We would like to request information on becoming vendors at your 2011 night markets. Looking forward to your reply

    Brian and Judy Bloomfield

  • anitabean

    Hi Debbie,
    Hi Brian and Judy:

    I’m not affiliated with the Oak Bay Night Market myself. But I believe the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association is quite involved with the market.
    I suggest you contact them to try to get more information about becoming a possible market vendor.

    Oak Bay Business Improvement Association.
    210-2187 Oak Bay Ave
    Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G1
    Tel: 250-598-5252

    Good luck!

    Anita

  • Susan Gillrie

    I am looking for information on how to become a vendor at the markets. Can anyone help?

  • rekha molleken

    Hi, I am looking to participate as a vendor at the market, hoping to sell indian food.
    Please let me know what is required and how I go about doing that , and the health regulations etc.
    Thank you, Rekha

  • Hello Rekha,

    I am not personally associated with the market. I’ve just written an article about it for readers to enjoy.

    You should contact the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association for information about how vendors are selected and/or approved:

    # 104 – 2187 Oak Bay Ave.
    Victoria BC V8R – 1G1
    Phone: 250-598-5252
    Fax: 250-598-7114

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