Back for a third year, the Quayside Festival & Sidewalk Sale will be back on the Quayside boardwalk this Saturday August 22nd from 10-3, with more tables, more entertainment, more activities and more food than ever before.
Organized by the Quayside Community Board which represents over 4,000 residents in the Quayside area of New Westminster, the Quayside Festival will be a fun time for New Westminster residents young and old.
With over 100 tables booked, come bargain-hunt, there is sure to be incredible treasures and ‘finds’ for everyone. Port Metro Vancouver will be present with Salty the Seagull, games, and prizes.
With so many vendors and so much browsing, take a break and enjoy one of the two bands that will be playing. The Jaimie Dale Band will be performing all day at Reliance Court featuring a unique mix of Blues, R&B and Rock. And Legal Limit will be entertaining crowds at K de K performing covers of hits of today and yesterday.
Make a day of the festival – there’s plenty of food on site as well. The Tim Hortons Community Cruiser will be on scene in the morning with coffee and timbits. The Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and cold drinks. TJ’s Nut Hut will have fresh-roasted hot nuts available. Riva Café located beside the River Market will be serving a salmon barbeque. QMFM 103.5 will be on site giving out Tetley Ice Tea and Talk 1040AM will have Lillydale Turkey Smokies to sample.
We’re also very proud to say all unsold items will be donated to the St. Barnabas thrift shop to help fund their good work in the community. Bring your cans and non-perishable goods; donations for the New Westminster Food Bank will be accepted at the festival tent. Or swing by and buy a raffle ticket with over $1,000 in prizes available, all proceeds going to the Royal City Musical Theatre Society.
Of course none of this could be possible without the help of all our volunteers and sponsors. If you want to help add to this community event, come on out at 7am to help move tables – a great workout to start the day and get you ready for all the food and fun.
Who know a small annual community garage sale hosted by The Lido at Renaissance Square, which began nearly a decade ago, would grow in to what is sure to be one of the biggest events of the year in New Westminster.