Call for Vendors and Buskers for Canada Day Celebrations at Ship Point

Applications are open for community organizations, local artisans and buskers to be part of a Multicultural Street Market at Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations, presented by Central Walk, Friday, July 1 at Ship Point on the Inner Harbour.

For the Multicultural Street Market, organizers are looking for an eclectic mix of vendors featuring high-quality, artist-made goods. Street performers will bring a high level of energy and excitement to the market area, which will include up to 24 vendors and be located at Ship Point below Wharf Street. Interested vendors and buskers can complete an online application through the event website.

Applications for the market are being accepted for multicultural, artisanal and craft vendors. Market spots are being filled based on availability and the requirement for a diverse selection of items that are artist-made. Vendors are expected to be self-sufficient and provide their own event tent, tables, chairs and power. The market will be open from noon until the event ends at 10:30 p.m.

Buskers will perform at the Multicultural Street Market at Ship Point from noon until 7 p.m. on Canada Day. The types of performers encouraged to apply include:

  • musicians
  • magicians
  • dancers
  • buskers/street performers
  • acrobats/circus performers
  • other outdoor performance activities

Performers are required to provide their description and biography as well as links to social media and performance images or video. Applications for vendors and buskers must be submitted by Friday, June 10 at noon.

Victoria’s Canada Day is going zero waste. There will be a Green Team of volunteers and members of the DVBA’s Clean Team will support recycling efforts at the street market and throughout the day.

This year’s event has been designed to honour the Lekwungen people and their lands and culture and to offer a fun, family-friendly, and inclusive event that reflects the diversity of our community and our country.

Local Indigenous arts, culture and craft will be woven throughout the day, beginning with a traditional First Nations canoe protocol. Upon arrival, there will be an Official Welcoming Ceremony on the main stage, followed by a performance by the Lekwungen Dancers. 

This year’s Canada Day festivities will include live, multicultural entertainment on the main stage, interactive kids’ activities, a Multicultural Street Market filled with artisans, the best of the Victoria food truck scene and a fireworks spectacular to conclude the day. Everyone is invited to participate and enjoy the day. There will be an accessible area for viewing the stage and volunteers dedicated to helping those who need assistance.  

The full main stage schedule and additional event information will be announced in the coming weeks.   For the complete list of current opportunities, please visit: www.canadadayvictoria.ca.