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Sidney Street Market

Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y7, Canada
+1 250-507-0108
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Was overnight in Sidney before a trip to the gulf islands. Thoroughly enjoyed the market and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PartagasCat
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Alberta
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Nothing exciting

Lived in Victoria my entire life and frequent all the markets, from Moss Street to Duncan. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary D
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Victoria, Canada
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Every Thursday night from May - August, the Town's charming main street, Beacon Avenue, is closed to traffic and transformed into one of the most spectacular, festive street markets in British Columbia.With over 150 vendors offering everything from locally grown produce, handmade jewellery by local artisans, one of a kind clothing, toys, flowers, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge and so much more; there is something for everyone in the family! The Sidney Street Market attracts up to 5,000 people a night who all come to savour the flavours, see the sights and listen to the sounds of a myriad of musical performers. The Sidney Street Market is a must see and do event for everyone's summer activities list. Market hours are 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y7, Canada
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+1 250-507-0108
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was overnight in Sidney before a trip to the gulf islands. Thoroughly enjoyed the market and chatting with the varied vendors. Nice and varied, beautiful jewellery, fun reversible skirt made it into my closet....go and enjoy it, stroll through as you head to the shore...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Victoria my entire life and frequent all the markets, from Moss Street to Duncan. The Sidney market seems low budget compared to all others. There’s lots of people milling about and the energy appears good, but the vendor list, specifically the food, could...More

Thank Gary D
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Town of S, Public Relations Manager at Sidney Street Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for attending the Sidney Street Market Gary D. We are glad to hear that you dined at one of Sidney's great restaurants as this is something that we encourage. The food vendors on the street are food trucks that offer an easy to...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The energy is amazing. Fantastic Street performers everywhere and food galore. This is the best place where you can support local. Whether looking for some fresh veggies, sample some local spirits or gift buying. Everything is here.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This event held every Thursday night 5pm to 8pm in the summer is a great experience for tourists and locals alike Full of diverse stalls ranging from specialist food arts and crafts and community projects There was a number of cool bands and solo artists...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Street Market in our one week visit to Sidney. Enjoyed some street food, live music, bought some fresh strawberries(so sweet!) and smoked cheddar. A nice selection of vendors and entertainment. Just people watching is fun. And dog watching! Never been anywhere...More

Thank TeresaSammis
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

If you want to shop local, this is the place to be. The Sidney Street Market offers everything to hand made crafts, local food and great entertainment. A great place to get to know the local flair and be part of the community.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Sidney Street Market is not to be missed in the summertime, every Thursday afternoon/evening. Lots of local product to buy and sample. Good for kids and adults alike. I like to just stroll and people watch.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This market has got a lot of visitors but the number and quality of booths and merchandise has fallen significantly in the past year.More

Thank KipWilson
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Town of S, Public Relations Manager at Sidney Street Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello Kip and thank you for taking the time to post a review. Just a few things in regards to your observations; the Sidney Street Market continues to be the biggest market on Vancouver Island with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people attending each night...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We're locals and attend once, maybe twice a year with friends. We don't buy much, but when we do it is usually fresh produce and/or locally made condiments. Four blocks are closed to traffic and in addition to vendor stands a number of shops/restaurants stay...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Come early and try all kinds of food. Filipino vendor has some of the best. Meet lots of locals and try some different dishs. Small town feel, very friendly.

Thank Challenger01
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Roxann M
26 May 2017|
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Response from Town of S | Property representative |
Hello Roxann, it's quite varied. Some Vendors have square which accepts credit cards but many still work on a cash bases so best to come with cash.
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