Festival

Join us for our Spring into Parkdale’ Sidewalk Festival and Night Market! 
The 6th annual outdoor street festival features a sidewalk sale with over 100 vendors, live entertainment and FREE family-friendly activities. Take part in the 1.4km sidewalk sale, and visit one of 4 markets including the 10,000 sqft outdoor Night Market showcasing Parkdale’s eclectic food and chefs, and a 10,000 sqft Kids Zone!

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?
The Sidewalk Festival takes place on Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 11:00am-6:00pm, and the Night Market attraction at the Festival takes place 4:00pm-9:00pm.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
The Sidewalk Festival takes place along Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Ave to Dufferin St, and includes two side road closures at Cowan Ave and Callender St, as well as 2-3 Green P Parking lot closures. The Festival includes up to 11 designated ‘Zones’ with added attractions. (We do not close off Queen Street West)

WHO COMES TO THE FESTIVAL?
54% of Festival attendees come with their families / 70% of attendees are from Parkdale, Roncesvalles or Brockton / 38% are from 36-45 years of age / 62% say they came for the outdoor Festival atmosphere & music / 40% said they came to eat local / 68% spent up to $50

HOW CAN BIA MEMBERS PARTICIPATE?
If you are a BIA Member selling Food in front of your Cafe/ Restaurant OR want to sell Food in our 10,000 sqft Night Market, you must first submit a Application. We will contact you with next steps. Please note that space for the Night Market is curated, limited & fills up fast. Vendors Application Form PDF / Vendors Application Form WORD

If you are a BIA Member selling goods, promoting your services or hosting a craft in front of your store or you need us to relocate you to another area, you must notify us about your participation via [email protected] If you are participating with in store deals, don’t forget to tell us too!

NOT A BIA MEMBER? HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE!
If you are a local vendor or artisan selling goods/food or an organization promoting services, you must first submit an Application. If chosen we will contact you with next steps. Vendors Application Form PDF / Vendors Application Form WORD

HOW CAN MUSICIANS OR ENTERTAINERS PARTICIPATE?
If you’re a local musician, performer or busker and want to share your talent with the community, we would love to hear from you. You must first submit an Application: Entertainers Application Form PDF / Entertainers Application Form WORDIS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE?
There is a $15 rental fee for any Festival participants requiring a table or tent. Quantities are limited, you must indicate your need when contacting us, rental is not guaranteed.

There is a $75 fee for all Night Market participants.

There may be additional costs if you are a vendor participating in one of the other Markets such as the Parkdale Flea, please contact them directly.

WHAT IS THE NIGHT MARKET? 
The Night Market (4pm-9pm) is a 10,000 sqft outdoor Food Market, & includes food vendors, musical entertainment, patio seating & more! From $5 to $12 enjoy cuisine from around the world and most importantly from Parkdale Chefs, from glorious donuts to Tibetan, Japanese & Cuban inspired cuisine. Entry to the market is free, food can be purchased from each vendor. Stay tuned for deals & contest announcements for the Night Market.

WHAT IS THE KIDS ZONE? 
The Kids Zone is a 10,000 sqft free outdoor family play area located at Callender Ave and featuring free crafts, facepainting, musical entertainment, a Pirate Ship & More!. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about more Kids Zone attractions!

WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY ZONE? 
The Community Zone is a 5,000 sqft road closure located at Cowan Ave and featuring agencies doing incredible work within the Parkdale Community – come & support a cause!

CAN I SPONSOR THE FESTIVAL OR MAKE A BIA DONATION?  
The BIA works hard to ensure the Festival is financially accessible to all participants, thus sponsorship or donations can go a long way. If you would like to make a donation to the BIA (tax receipt provided) or would like to support through Sponsorship, email [email protected]

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? 
The BIA needs you!! Volunteer and paid coordinator positions need to be filled. Stay tuned for Volunteer Call out or email [email protected]