Market Day Fun in the Village on Saturday
Cumberland is always the place to be Victoria Day Weekend and this Saturday the streets of downtown Cumberland will be bursting with energy at Village Market Day! From 10 am till 4 pm the streets are alive with over 60 vendors, live music, kids activities, food and drink, plants sales, artists, crafters, community groups and more!
Village Market Day is a rich collaboration between the merchants of Cumberland, local non profits and Elevate the Arts, who have provided coordination for this years street celebration. It’s a showcase of the very best of Village life.
Local shops will be showing off their wares including hand made chocolates, vintage clothing, consignment fashions, home and bath boutique items, books, art supplies and curios, salons and stylists, flowers and bedding plants and much more! Pubs and restaurants also get into the action with great dining specials, craft beer, fine coffee, street bbq, pizza by the slice and other delicious offerings.
Live music is always a treat in Village Square. Kick back with a fresh doughnut and a fair trade coffee and enjoy live music from young local talents Josie Patterson, Alannah Clarke and Keisja Cox; Flamenco powerhouse Oscar, Brit and Tomomi and local ensemble Figment featuring Vig Schulman, Blaine Dunaway and Tom Walton.
Check out street levels art and craft activities for kids including a special craft from the Cumberland Community Forest Society and Elevate the Arts. Together they’re making colourful magic wands with kids of all ages as part of the Gumboot Fairies for the Forest Project. Kids and their parents are invited to find out more about the Cumberland Forest and even join in the parade on Monday!
Make sure you pick up your ticket for Cumberland Thunderballs, a fantastic new addition to Monday’s parade day - 2000 balls rolling down Dunsmuir Avenue between 1st and 2nd in an exciting race! The first ball to cross the finish line wins a cash prize of $500! Buy your $5 ticket this weekend at Village Market Day! All funds will support the Cumberland Community Schools Society and the Cumberland Skatepark Project.
Add to that community vendors of toys, jewelry, art, cards, artisan soaps, community info booths, furniture, herbal teas and tinctures, original designs and so much more and you have an awesome day in the small but mighty Village of Cumberland. Bring your bike or a good pair of shoes and head out on the trails for some springtime exploring. Or stop by the Museum and find out more about the amazing history of Cumberland.