By Anna Black
If you’re looking for something fun and different to do in historic Downtown New Westminster, then be sure to check out Fridays on Front, a free family-friendly event.
A brand new weekly community experience that launched July 7th, 2017, Fridays on Front runs every Friday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm until August 27th along Front Street in New Westminster. The event takes place in the 600-block of Front Street, which has recently been transformed into a modern, pedestrian friendly walkway that still retains a sense of industrial character.
The fully licensed event offers visitors artisan, farm, meat, baked goods, and dairy vendors from New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and food trucks from the fifth annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest (happening July 29th from 4 pm – 10 pm). This includes Vancouver’s first bar truck, the Vagabond Bar Truck, which will be serving up Steel & Oak beers on tap.
Visitors to past Fridays on Front have been treated to Air Canada En Route People’s Choice award winner, Vij’s Railway Express, the mouthwatering authentic recipes of Thai Box on Truck, and the dessert delicacies of Rocky Point Ice Cream. Cheeses Crust was also on hand with their signature Bacon Bomb and Cheese Steak alongside food truck staples Brazilian Roots and Japadog. So, if you’re in the mood for Butter Chicken Schnitzel, Green Curry, a real fruit smoothie, an amazing grilled cheese, or more, come hungry!
Needing a caffeine pick-up after a long day? Be sure to stop by Old Crow Coffee, a well-loved local coffee house, open until 8 pm during Fridays on Front. Or, if you’re in the area early, and love everything wine, New Westminster’s very own award-winning Wine Factory offers a chance to explore over 250 wines from across the globe. Raincity Juicery, open until 6 pm, offers healthy and tasty cold-pressed organic juices perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer night. For a complete list of participating Front Street businesses, please click here.
Fridays on Front is conveniently located near the New Westminster and Columbia Street Skytrain stations with entry via McKenzie Street and Columbia Street.
Drink tickets can be purchased from the cashier stations along Front Street with cash or credit card only. Don’t forget your ID!
Fridays on Front – ongoing until August 25, 2017
Friday evenings from 5 PM – 8 PM
600-block of Front Street, New Westminster