Another great event for New Westminster is coming up on the rapidly changing 12th street area. Significant infrastructure upgrades and livability features have recently been installed and the merchants association sees a bright future ahead.
Merchants, associations and community groups will join with special events all along 12th street, providing a wide array of activities. Tenth to the Fraser will be there (just look outside the Village Coffee House).Come on out and be part of your New Westminster!
Sunday August 2nd. 11:30 to 4:00.
From the official announcement:
Set along 12th Street between 6th and 10th Avenues, the upcoming 12th Street Festival features a day of fun and entertainment for everyone. The annual community event presents a free program of live music, children’s entertainment, displays by local businesses and community groups, and events for kids and adults.
“It’s going to be fun for everyone,” said festival coordinator John Ashdown. “We have a great line-up of entertainment, exhibits and special events.”
Mayor Wayne Wright will welcome residents and visitors at 11:30AM from the main stage at 12th and Hamilton Streets. Shortly thereafter, at 12 Noon the Mayor will be at 12th and Edinburgh to unveil a unique mosaic created for the Step Up To 12th Street community art initiative.
“This is a wonderful community event that truly captures the spirit of this great neighbourhood,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fun.”
A dedicated Kid Zone at 12th Street and 8th Avenue features music and entertainment for children. Located in the parking lot behind Sprott-Shaw Community College, Kid Zone activities include balloon sculpture, face painting, chalk art and craft work shops.
The Rotary Parade of Wheels is a special event for kids of all ages to decorate and parade their bikes, scooters and wagons. Everyone who registers is eligible to win a $150 term deposit and prizes will be awarded for creatively decorated wheels.
Throughout the day festival goers can savour the eclectic flavours of 12th Street restaurants, cafes and shops. Local merchants are sponsoring a festival passport and scavenger hunt, and there’s an outdoor festival crafts market at London Place Plaza. With the oldest city in Western Canada celebrating its 150th Birthday, residents and visitors can enjoy a neighbourhood walk led by volunteers from St. Aidan’s Church.
Prior to the festival opening, MP Peter Julian and MLA Dawn Black will host a pancake breakfast for friends, volunteers and sponsors.