Events & Lifestyle

EVENT: Shipyards Market Returns Every Friday this Summer to Lower Lonsdale

What better way to enjoy the long days of summer than at the weekly Shipyards Friday Night Market in Lower Lonsdale? Happening every Friday from 5pm to 10pm until September 27, cross over to the North Shore and see the Shipyards Plaza transformed into a lively celebration site while enjoying a stunning waterfront view of the Vancouver skyline, 150+ food and artisan vendors, a 19+ beer garden, and local musical talent on the Shipbuilders’ Stage.

  • When: Every Friday from May 3 to September 27, 2019
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE and no lineup to enter
  • Getting There: Catch the Seabus from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver – the Market is conveniently located just east of the SeaBus terminal and Lonsdale Quay.
  • Parking: There is street parking and free parking in the ICBC Parkade after 6 p.m. on Fridays, which is adjacent to Lonsdale Quay.
  • Dogs: Well-behaved dogs, which are on a leash, are welcome.

Here’s what you can expect at the Shipyards Friday Night Market:

Dining at The Shipyards Friday Night Market

Skip dinner before heading to the night market, as there are typically 30+ local food trucks and food vendors set up in ‘hot food alley.’ New to the market this year are unique food trucks like the vegan double decker Buddha-Bus from the owners of Buddha-Full, the Chowdery and Truckin BBQ. Some returning favorites include Reel Mac & Cheese, Rolling Cashew, Tacofino, Mama’s Fish & Chips, Taters and Urban Wood Fired Pizza. Visitors should leave room for desserts such as Pocket Pies, Dolce Amore gelato, Chouchou Crepes, Kettle Corn, Slavic Rolls and more.

Bonus: The Shipyards Friday Night Market recognizes its potential environmental footprint, and is dedicated to using compostable cutlery and straws and to sorting and minimizing all waste.

The Beer Garden at The Shipyards Friday Night Market

Selections include local craft beer from a variety of local breweries including Bomber Brewing, vodka and gin sodas from Nude, red and white wine, and cider. With a 350-person capacity, there are plenty of seats with a great view of the stage and each evenings’ headlining band.

Shopping & Entertainment at The Shipyards Friday Night Market

The Shipyards Friday Night Market believes in a local lifestyle and in showcasing BC’s artistic and culinary artisans. The artisan marketplace, which is both inside The Pipe Shop and outdoors, features products such as jewelry, clothing, kids wear, baked goods, distilleries, cideries, preserves, soaps, plants, chocolate and more. New this year is a used book trailer. Need more to do? ACatch the weekly changing line up of BC bands and dance under the sun, and later, the stars.

For more information, visit: shipyardsnightmarket.com.

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