A popular street market in Sidney could be returning to its former location this summer after scaling down over the past two years due to the pandemic.
The Town of Sidney released a statement saying it is looking for a contractor to organize the iconic Thursday night market along Beacon Avenue.
For the past two years, the scaled down night market operated out in the parking lot of Mary Winspear Centre due to pandemic concerns.
“Council is committed to doing all we can to see this remarkable summer tradition return to downtown Sidney,” said Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith.
The Town of Sidney said it will soon open up a request for proposals to organize the weekly night market on its website. Once live, the application process will be open until mid-February.
“With the longstanding removal of COVID-related health restrictions in BC, a market on Beacon Avenue is once again feasible.”
While the event is expected to return to its original location, the town says this year’s night markets would likely be smaller compared to previous years as the event restarts along Beacon Avenue.
“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,” said McNeil-Smith.