Written By Holly Brooke Farm & Market / Places / Victoria Aug 31, 2015 There’s Still Time to Visit Victoria’s Night Markets before Summer Ends SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOne of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer months is to visit one of our many outdoor markets. These family-friendly (and free) events are a great way for people to browse and shop for handmade crafts, find fresh organic produce and enjoy a wide array of hot and cold foods.Though, when the sun sets Victoria’s night-market scene lights up. These open-air markets carry much of the same goods as the daytime markets with the added excitement of the night-time vibe. With plenty of food trucks on-site, night markets are a great place to go and grab some dinner, mingle with the crowds and socialize with friends. There’s often live music and again amazing street food to be had.These exciting public markets run from June to September attracting residents and visitors. They provide an opportunity for artisans and growers to promote and sell their goods in a vibrant night-time atmosphere.With summer almost over (can you believe it?!) be sure to check out Victoria’s summertime night-markets. Oak Bay Village Night Market Date: Every second Wednesday from June – September (next dates: August 12 and September 9)Time: 4pm – 8pmLocation: On Oak Bay Avenue between Monterey and Wilmot StreetFacebook: Almost 100 vendors gather together to showcase a variety of farm fresh produce, artisan bread, cakes, cookies and locally crafted items including jewelry, pottery, clothing and furniture.Market find: Live music, locally produced beer, wine and cider, artisan bread and roving magicians Oaklands Sunset Market Date: June 24 to September 2 (Wednesdays)Time 3:30pm – 8:30pm. (no market July 1)Location: Oaklands Community Centre 1-2827 Belmont AvenueMore info: Market Manager, Alex Harned (250) 370-9101Facebook: Every Wednesday during the summer, the Oaklands Sunset Market is the happening place to be. Several food trucks and delicious hot food from around the city is on-site. Plenty of vendor tables are set up with fresh veggies, breads, canned and baked goods and other handmade delights and great live music.Market finds: Hoyne Brewing Company available in the beer garden (every second Wednesday). Next beer gardens: August 19, and September 2. The Juma Food Truck and Tetote Japanese cuisine. Ship Point Night Market Date: June 19 – September 19 (Weekends)Time: 7pm – 10:30pm (Note: No market August 14-15 during the Dragon Boat Festival)Location: Ship Point Pier, Inner Harbour (by Milestones Restaurant)More info: (250) 516-1769This night market offers a great mix of vendors and entertainment along Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour. Close to 75 vendors sell their crafts on the pier showcasing art, handcrafted jewelry, and great food. Live music can be found heard each week musicians from classical to heavy rock in an acoustic setting.Market Find: Fresh squeezed lemonade, Ogopogo mini donuts, Miguelito Mexican corn roast and frozen mango on a stick. Happy summer and happy night market ventures! SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Holly Brooke Holly Brooke is a true B.C. gal. Having lived on the west coast most of her life, except for several years in the Kootenay's where she canoed and fished and lived in a tipi, she's very much at home outdoors and in the kitchen. ... Read More You may also like Destinations / Farm & Market / Sustainability May 27, 2016 Get Your Hands Dirty, Become a Producer! “Gather July 9 – 16 on historic Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island, for their annual ORGANIC MARKET GARDEN WORKSHOP.” You’ve dreamed of ... Read More Accommodations / Destinations / Farm & Market May 5, 2016 Welcome Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island to the EAT Community Welcome to Linnaea Farm on beautiful Cortes Island. This historic 314 acre organic farm on one of BC’s Discovery Islands in the Georgia ... Read More Farm & Market December 15, 2014 Organic Delivery Services Stay on Trend As we near the end of 2014, it makes sense to reflect on the past year. I’ve noticed two significant trends emerge. First — and I’d like to ... Read More Farm & Market / How to Cook October 2, 2014 Resurrecting a Kitchen Garden for Winter Delights It’s been a while since I had any proper dirt. I’ve been living in the deep city and growing everything on my windowsills in small pots. For a ... Read More Farm & Market / Restaurants September 15, 2014 From Farm-to-Table at Salt Spring Island Harbour House Dining farm-to-fork (or table) is currently one of the biggest trends in the culinary world. The phrase “farm-to-fork” indicates ... Read More Farm & Market July 25, 2014 Meeting Some of Victoria’s Farmers. I thought it would be fun to visit some of the outdoor markets in Victoria and talk to different people at the stalls, just to see what their stories ... Read More Comments are closed.