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SWITCH Open Streets


The Town of Yarmouth Planning and Recreation Departments have teamed up to bring a street party to Main Street. The dates for the 2019 event are pdf Sunday, July 28th and Sunday, August 25th. (2.14 MB)

Switch Open Street is a re-occurring event where volunteers take back local streets transforming them into safe, fun, festive and carefree family spaces.

Everyone is welcome at SWITCH, with the exception of cars. Whatever you can imagine will happen in our streets. Residents will be encouraged to join the party for FREE and participate in planned activities, classes, shopping, food, music, entertainment and much more!

SWITCH Open Street events are planned for the last Sunday of each month. Vendors who are interested in participating are encouraged to complete a pdf REGISTRATION FORM (458 KB)  and drop it off to Town Hall (400 Main Street), Main Floor Reception Lobby Drop Box during business hours or email to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Music vendors MUST register and be assigned a spot. If you have any questions, contact the Planning Office at 902-742-1505.

On Event Day:

  • Main Street will be closed from Parade Street to Cumberland Street; however, traffic will still be able to flow on Parade Street and Cumberland Street.    
  • Please remember this is a first come first serve space event, with exception to vendors playing music, who will be assigned a space when registering.
  • Vendor set up is at 11:00 am to 12 noon and vehicles must be removed from the area before 12 noon.
  • Clean up is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Street will remain closed during that time.
  • Individual/Organizations are responsible for own garbage/waste which should be taken away at the end of the event.
  • Individual/Organizations have to provide all required items themselves (tables, chairs, extension cords, signage, garbage bags, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Access to power (if needed) is to be arranged by the organization/individual.  You can bring a generator/power supply or ask a business nearby.
  • No town permits are required; everyone is covered under the Town umbrella; HOWEVER, the pdf vending terms and conditions (64 KB) still have to be followed. Any other permits (i.e. food handling) are the responsibility of the individual/organization to obtain (see below food permit contact information).

The  event will take place rain or shine!

                                               ATTENTION FOOD VENDORS:

While the Town has provided the vendors license to blanket the entire group, it is up to individual vendors to ensure they have all other licenses/approvals in place.  Local Food Safety Specialist: Seamus MacNeil email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (902) 742-8985.  Food Protection Permit Forms  You must allow a minimum of two weeks to process your food permit application.

Food Vendors are encouraged to have healthy eating options available as per the Town of Yarmouth’s Healthy Eating Policy


We can't wait to party in the street with you.

For more information, check out the pdf SWITCH BROCHURE (1.63 MB) or the pdf  MERCHANTS INFORMATION SHEET (447 KB) .

pdf ROUTE MAP (106 KB)


Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
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