May 10, 2019

Summer Festivals & Events in New Westminster

School's almost out, which means summer events and activities are on! Grab your sunscreen and a couple friends and check out one (or all) of these exciting events happening around New Westminster this summer.

Father's Day Concert | June 16 

Queen’s Park Bandshell 3rdAvenue, New Westminster 

The annual Father’s Day concert is the perfect place to take dad after his mid-day nap. Just a five-minute drive from Brewery District, you can watch the Senior Concert Band, the Jazz Band and the Forte Wind Ensemble and show dad how much he means to you at this in-tune event.


Video Game Events in New Westminster

Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo | June 22

Anvil Centre, New Westminster

Dust off your Tetris, Mario Kart 64 and Street Fighter skills! Game tournaments, live music, improv, trivia and much more - the eighth annual retro gaming expo is an all-ages licensed event and the perfect way to spend your Saturday. Happening from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the day is jam packed with special guests, panels, gaming tournaments and live entertainment. 


Fridays on Front | July 5 - August 23

600-Block of Front Street, New Westminster

For the third summer in a row you can make the most of your Fridays, all summer long! The series will run every Friday evening from 5:00-9:00pm for eight consecutive weeks (July 5 – August 23). This family friendly market features artisan vendors, live music and your favourite food trucks. You truly can't go wrong with this event - it's steps away from two SkyTrain stations and admission is FREE.


Image of New West Grand Prix. Image taken from New West Grand Prix website.

New West Grand Prix & Kids Prix | July 9 

Columbia Street, Downtown New Westminster

Calling all cyclists and spectators! The New West Grand Prix is an international professional cycling race taking place in downtown New Westminster. The New West Kids Prix invites young riders, aged 12 & under, to race like the pros and even win prizes.
With a kids’ zone, kids prix race, youth race, pro women and pro men’s race – this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Details & Registration

Image of StrEAT Food Truck Festival. Taken from 'New West City' website.

StrEAT Food Truck Festival | July 27 

Columbia Street, Downtown New Westminster 

One of North America’s biggest one-day food truck festivals is coming back to New Westminster for its seventh year running. Just one quick SkyTrain station away from Brewery District, stop by and indulge in the beer gardens, live music and of course… the food trucks!