Stroll through the heart of Fernwood on Thursday nights in August and check out locally made paintings, textiles, candles, skin care, jewelry and more

>> Arielle Moore

Night markets are coming to Fernwood Square this summer! For three Thursday nights in August, Picot will be filling the square with local creative vendors and a small selection of delicious food and drink stands.

The goal for these evenings is to build connections in our community and celebrate both established and budding creative businesses. With four more businesses opening up in the coming months: a kids consignment shop, metaphysical store, stick & poke tattoo studio, and a photography studio, we want to take this opportunity to not only bring our neighbours together but draw people from the rest of the city into Fernwood to celebrate and share our amazing community.

There is no shortage of creativity in this town, and although we have done our best to curate the shop for our vision, the market is an opportunity for us to share artists’ work that we love and open the space up to other local artists! We’re keeping it simple, with around 30 vendors in the square each night, and it won’t be the same each week! The assortment of vendors features a great variety of talents; ceramics, paintings, prints, candles, macramé, skin care, textiles, vintage, jewelry, clothes, embroidery… the list goes on. There will be a few rotating artists who will be playing acoustic music in the gazebo that night too.

For the opening market on August 11th, we are excited to finish off the evening with a fun sunset Intro to Acro Yoga with Katie Thacker & Brandon Sherbrook on the Vic High field, by donation. Very beginner friendly and you can come with a friend or come solo and get partnered up! If you are looking for something more on the theatrical side of things, the Belfry’s production of Mom’s The Word is running every night in August at 7:30 pm.

Come meet the creators behind these businesses, catch up with your neighbours, and create some new friendships. There will be a different assortment of vendors and music each night, so be sure to make a habit of attending! We look forward to seeing you there. Catch the Fernwood Night Markets from 4:00-8:00 pm on August 11th, 18th, and 25th. For more information and a detailed list of venders, visit