Open-air kiosks will line the streets of Cumberland Saturday for the annual Village Market Day. (Photo by Ron Pogue)

Cumberland’s Village Market Day takes place Saturday

Beautiful downtown Cumberland is where all the action will be this Saturday, May 18, when merchants, makers, musicians, artisans, locals and visitors converge for a day-long celebration of culture, commerce and community. From 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., Dunsmuir Avenue will be filled with over 130 vendors, incredible local merchant specials, tasty eats and treats, community groups, plant sales, samples and hands-on fun, two stages of live music and much, much more.

Village Market Day is Cumberland’s annual street market and artisan fair featuring diverse, handmade, homemade or fair trade delights. Part of Cumberland’s Victoria Day weekend celebrations, Village Market Day is a day to celebrate the best of village life. Jewelry, locally made clothing and screen printing, toys, woodworking, pottery, glass-works, artisan liquors, fine art, cards and prints, plants and flowers, body care and baby wear, magic wands and tasty elixirs are just some of a wide reaching selection of goods being offered up on Dunsmuir in the historic village core.

Cumberland’s vibrant food scene and delicious eateries will be feeding the hungry crowds burritos, pizza, pasta, barbecue, locally crafted beer, handmade chocolates, incredible ice cream, wicked pub grub, fair trade coffees, gourmet burgers, smoothies and dragon bowls, decadent baked goods and so much more. Come hungry and discover first-hand why Cumberland’s reputation as a foodie destination is growing.

Live music on two stages will include Andrea Rose, Chad Pab, Shane Philip, Goat Boys, Rise Rose, Blaine Dunaway and many more. Geoff Berner, Kris Demeanor and Carolyn Mark will offer up a sneak peek set in Village Square, and then that night will serve up the full blown show at the Waverley Hotel. Visit Cumberland Village Works for tickets and details.

Head to the hills this Saturday and dive into the festive spirit of Legendary Cumberland. Village Market Day is produced by Elevate in partnership with the incredible business community of Cumberland. Find out more by visiting Elevate or Cumberland BC on Facebook.

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