Come down to the Gibsons Public Market on Saturday, December 2nd to see our Artisan Market in the Atrium and Coastal Room! Featuring local artists and small businesses including: LOVE UP – Pop Up, Moe & Syd, Coastal Cottage Co., Mama’s Kitchen Kreations, View The Sea, CM Creative Woodworks, Christabel’s Chocolates, MonikaRoseDesigns, Bruinwood Estate Distillery, and more!
We will also have lots of fun activities for kids as well as our Annual NSMEC Scuba Claus from 10am – 12pm. Come get your picture taken with Scuba Claus (by donation) and support the Marine Education Center!
Free admission to the Nicolas Sonntag Marine Eduaction Center from 10am-5pm, donated by BC Ferries.
For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.
Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.
Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email sunshinecoastwritersandeditors.com
Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.
Painting, Storms Pass, by Paddy Meade.
Night Markets at Gibsons Public Market have become a highly anticipated summer tradition, attracting thousands of locals and visitors alike. At the heart of these community-focused events is a growing culture of joy and connection, placemaking, and community celebration.
During the Night Markets, Gibsons Public Market really shines as a vibrant hub of Coastal life. These family-friendly celebrations feature an array of savory and sweet food options, beverages from across the Sunshine Coast, live music and performances, clowns, magicians, local artisans and service providers. Our Market merchants offer specials and our Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre opens its aquarium for extended hours. Night Markets also offer fun activities and crafts for kids and a 50/50 draw for the adults!
Free Concerts by local musicians, noon to 2pm, every Saturday, from Canada Day through Labor Day weekend.
Canada Day we start at 1100 with Hula Hooping by Dixie Honey White
Charlotte and Matt Diamond – https://charlottediamond.com
Celso Machado – www.celsomachado.com
DAHAZA – www.dahaza.ca
And watch for pop-up performances by Driftwood Players Story Theatre
Vince R. Ditrich of Spirit of the West fame and author of the humorous series The Liquor Vicar, The Vicar’s Knickers, and the upcoming The Vicar’s Vortex (February 2023), will be presenting the SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors. He has circled the world, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum albums, and been enshrined in several Halls of Fame.
Vince will come from Vancouver Island to do a reading, and sales and signing from his books. He will be the emcee of our first annual SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors.
Enjoy the Pulling Strings Players performance as we wrap up the four-day Art & Words Festival at the Gibsons Public Market.
Jane Richardson and Alex Buchanan will play an electronic bagpipe duo.
A Concert not to be missed! Inspirito Vocal Ensemble will host the BC Provincial Choral Festival in GIBSONS on May 26 and 27. Join us for what promises to be a magical Choir Concert. The concert will feature an 82 piece Mass Choir that will include local singers as well as singers from accross the province. DR. ROLLO DILWORTH – Internationally acclaimed Conductor, composer and clinician will be our guest conductor for the weekend! For Rollo, the most gratifying moments, personally and professionally, are when all the facets of musical personality and existence come together. In those moments, his passion reaches a new level. He believes that music is a natural way of bringing people together because, as he says, “every single culture across this globe sings.” Let’s SING TOGETHER!
Calling all Entertainers! We are looking for fun, family friendly performances for our upcoming Hackett Park Artisan Fair. Musicians, Performers, and Entertainers of all kinds welcome. Apply to perform in the amphitheatre at Hackett Park Artisan Fair, frequenting close to 5,000 visitors.
Fair Dates: August 19th – 20th, 2023, 10AM – 4PM
Deadline: July 5th, 2023
This year’s fair will take place in the lower field of Hackett park, and will feature a wide variety of artisans, artists, live music, and delicious food.