Sackville Sunset Market
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Sackville Sunset Market

Thanks to everyone who joined us! Our Sackville Sunset Market returned to Acadia Park (650 Sackville Drive) on Saturday, July 20 from 6–9 p.m. It was an amazing evening filled with a makers' market, dynamic performances on the main stage, and fun children's activities. We hope you had a fantastic time!

A special thank you to all our performers, vendors, and sponsors who made this event unforgettable. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated.

Main Stage Performances

Indigenous Drumming Circle


Opening Prayer/Teaching and Indigenous Drumming Circle

Chief Petty Officer Second Class (Ret’d) Debbie Eisan will be giving the opening prayer and teaching. An Ojibway Anishinabe kwe from Batchewana First Nation, Eisan has received multiple awards for advocating Aboriginal cultural awareness in the Canadian Armed Forces. She is now the Community Events Planner at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax. Denise John (Victims Support Navigator at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre) and Trena Empringham (Coalition Coordinator at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre) will be drumming and singing.

Indian Classical Dance


Indian Classical Dancers

Four talented students, Hitee Wadwa, Anie Joseph, Madhuri Iyer, and Gopika Gopakumar Kurup, will be performing two different Indian classical dance styles. They will showcase the rich traditions and intricate movements of Indian classical dance, creating a captivating and culturally enriching experience.

Drum & Dance


Wontanara Drum & Dance

Wontanara Drum & Dance is a company and school of African dance and percussion based in Halifax, NS which has been founded by master dancer and choreographer from Guinea, Mohamed André Duranteau. This dynamic group specializes in teaching and sharing traditional languages, rhythms and songs from Guinea in West Africa. Wontanara, which means "we are united" in the Susu language of Guinea, is a true definition of the spirit of West African dance culture and traditional music and the driving force behind it making Wontanara an unforgettable experience!

Diaga Irish Dancers


Diaga Irish Dance

Established in 2010 by World medalist and Riverdance cast member Zeph Caissie (pronounced KAY-see), Diaga Irish Dance has become renowned for excellence. Diaga Irish Dance is connected to the rich Celtic heritage of the Maritimes, and their performances regularly feature local musicians. They have performed at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, with the Chieftains at Celtic Colours International Festival, and at the Hamburg Police Show. In 2023, Diaga Irish Dance became the first ever school from Atlantic Canada to win a Recall medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships. The dancers love sharing their passion for Irish dance and music, and sincerely hope you enjoy their performance.

Marcel Amores & Plan Ashé


Marcel Amores & Plan Ashé

Marcel Amores & Plan Ashé (M.A.P.A.), is an upbeat Latin music fusion band based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their vibrant music is influenced by Cuban, Spanish and African rhythms that blend with contemporary Latin Jazz and Funk. Their bandmates bring a beautiful mosaic of culture from Cuba, Canada and Latin America.

Plan Ashé has performed at local venues and Festivals such as the Halifax Jazz Festival, Cape Breton Jazz Festival, Africa Festival of Arts and Culture, Nova Multifest, and Multicultural Festivals across the province. They showcased three original songs at the ECMA radio in May 2018 for the ECMA week and continue to produce original music in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Sarah Hunt


Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt is a Filipina-Canadian singer/songwriter from Sackville. She developed a love for singing at a young age and started composing her own music in 2021. Her passion is to share her experiences through songwriting.

Sunset Market Vendors
Glass House Studios
Cozy Little Loops
Mousseline Pastries & Delicatessen
Piccott Fence
Talya's Taverna
Evertide Chocolate
Whipp'd Body Butters
Nova Blush Creations
Sweetly Tess
Numb Ikiga
Kind Considerations Specialty Gifts
Pink Boba Customs
Wooden Xpressions Art by Xavier Tyler
Twig and Daisy
Pumpkin Village
Wild Rose Craft Co.
Bearskin Designs
Sam Plants
Burned by Jeff
Halifax Henna
The Birch Canoe