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13 can’t miss ‘Summer 2017’ events in New Westminster


Photo: Tourism New Westminster / Facebook

Summer is the season to tan and spend as much time outdoors. The Royal City has no shortage of events taking place during Summer 2017. Here is our list of 13 events to check out in New Westminster.


New Westminster Summer 2017 Events

All summer | Fridays on Front

New Westminster
Photo: Jerry Meaden / Flickr

Fridays on Front, a brand new weekly night market experience in Downtown New West opened on Friday, July 7th, 2017. Fridays on Front will run every Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks on the 600-block of Front Street. Open until Friday, August 25th, the family friendly market will feature artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft.

July 13 | Music By The River Festival 2017

Music By The River returns to Westminster Pier Park. This year’s festival takes place on July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. The show runs from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. each evening. Put on by the Arts Council of New Westminster, Alex Jopson (of City to Suburb Real Estate Group) and the City of New Westminster, this all-ages event delivers high-quality entertainment to the community.

July 15 | New West Craft Summer Night Market

New WestminsterThe New West Craft Summer Night Market is on from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun summer evening of shopping, live music, live entertainment, food, drinks, and more. This is a free, family-friendly event.

July 18 | RCLAS: In Their Words

Every second month, a collection of four featured speakers will each showcase a well-established author. The next event takes place on Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

July 22 | Uptown Live Presented by TD

On Saturday, July 22nd, the Uptown Live Music Festival returns to the streets of New Westminster. From 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., enjoy live concert performances, the Red Truck Beer Garden, and plenty of food trucks.

July 22 | Etsy Popup: Baby & Family Themed Market

New Westminster
Photo: Etsy Vancouver / Facebook

Etsy Vancouver is hosting a baby & family themed market. The new partnership with Arts Council of New Westminster aims to highlight the work of local makers.

July 23 | The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

This free, family-friendly performance takes place at the Queen’s Park Bandshell on Sunday, July 23rd. Bring your own blankets and chairs to be as comfortable as possible. The show runs from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

July 29 | Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival 2017

New Westminster
Photo: Downtown New Westminster / Facebook

Canada’s largest one day food truck event is set to return to New Westminster on Saturday, July 29th, 2017. The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is in its 5th year and is a free event for anyone to attend. Food trucks will line the streets of Downtown New Westminster’s Columbia Street from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and offer endless tastings from 38 food carts as a result.

August 9 | New West Pride Hoedown

On Wednesday, August 9th, take part in square dancing, two-step and line dancing for New West Pride Hoedown 2017.

August 12 | Big Yoga For Big Sisters

New Westminster
Photo: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland / Facebook

Hundreds of yogis will come together for an all-level, fun-filled yogathon to raise funds for the mentoring programs at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. The event takes place at Westminster Pier Park from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 12 | New West Cultural Crawl 2017

The annual New West Cultural Crawl returns this summer to showcase local artists all across the city. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m.

August 18 | Ocean Lighthouse Paint & Sip Pint Night – Art Painting, Drink & Food

This paint and sip night includes a glass of wine or beer and light appies to help you relax and enjoy your evening. We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the painting. This fun evening does not require any painting skills. The event takes place on Friday, August 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.

August 26 | Uptown Unplugged

Uptown Unplugged is a free, weekly performing arts series presented in partnership with the Uptown New West Business Association and the Arts Council of New Westminster. Performances will take place at numerous venues showcasing talented artists.

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