Moss Street Market
When: Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm running from May through October
Where: On the corner of Moss and Fairfield, AKA Sir James Douglas schoolyard
What: A diverse array of organic eats and treats as well as a large selection of eggs, meats, and cheeses to greet you upon arrival. Not to mention the numerous booths selling intricate and beautiful crafts! You truly can get everything on your grocery list here – from brussel sprouts to a bottle of mead. Bring your kiddos along and let them enjoy the free craft table while you search out your weekly must-haves.
James Bay Market
When: Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm running from May to September
Where: On the corner of Menzies and Superior, between the Legislature and James Bay Tea Room
What: One of the things that we love so much about James Bay Market is their live music every week. There are few things that can make shopping even more fun than it already is, but live music sure is one! Visit James Bay Market to get your hands on some truly unique pieces.
Esquimalt Farmers Market
When: Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM running from May to September
Where: Memorial Park on Esquimalt Road
What: Having only just begun in 2015, the Esquimalt Market is the new kid on the block. But with new Markets come new ideas, such as Esquimalt Market and Victoria SPCA’s doggy daycare! As with almost all markets, canine friends are not allowed near the booths, but here you can leave your pup in great hands of capable SPCA volunteers for just $5. If you’re interested in vendors, EFM also updates their website weekly with a full list of vendors for the coming Thursday – gone are the days of showing up and hoping for your grocery list items to be available!
Sidney Street Market
When: Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30 running from May through August
Where: all along Beacon Avenue in downtown Sidney
What: The entire street is shut down every Thursday for this popular weeknight destination! Filled with produce, baked goods, handmade creations and incredible musical talent, the Sidney Street Market is most definitely topping the must-see list here in Victoria. With over 5,000 attendees a night, make sure you plan to arrive early in order to get that special item before it’s gone!
Oak Bay night Market
When: on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:00-8:00PM running from June through September
Where: Oak Bay Avenue, in the heart of Oak Bay Village
What: Oak Bay Ave transforms into a European street market once a month for the duration of the summer! Besides having some of the most incredible produce and crafted goods on the island, OBNM hosts some great entertainment – from musicians to face painting, magicians to balloon animals. There’s something for everyone here!
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