Don’t miss this Summer’s best local events

Looking for fun, free, family-friendly activities to keep you busy in the city this summer? Look no further! Douglas is supporting cool local events in New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver. You’ll even find us onsite at some of these festivals and parades! Stop by and say hi; we’ll have games, prizes and more to make it worth your while.

Surrey Canada Day

To kick off the summer fun, we’ll be celebrating Canada Day in Surrey. Swing by our booth to test your knowledge of all things Canada for the chance to win sweet prizes! There will also be live music, rides, food trucks and fireworks. See you there!

Monday, July 1
10am–11pm
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
176 Street and 64th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Fridays on Front

Every Friday, from July 5 to Aug. 23, check out Fridays on Front in New Westminster, presented by Douglas College and the New Westminster Business Improvement Association. The 600 block of Front Street will be closed off to vehicles and filled with artisan vendors, food trucks, live music and more. Stop by, grab a cold beverage and stroll through the street with your friends and neighbours while enjoying the riverfront breeze and scenic views. TGIF!

Friday, July 5–Friday, Aug. 23 (every Friday)
5–9pm
600 block of Front Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Uptown Live

Don’t miss New Westminster’s ultimate street party! There will be a full schedule of live concert performances – including Douglas Music grad Nicole Audrey – plus 20 food trucks serving up tasty treats, interactive exhibits, artisan vendors and a beverage garden. Covering more than six city blocks, this free Saturday event offers no shortage of things to do. Be sure to stop by our booth to test your knowledge of music trivia for the chance to win cool prizes!

Saturday, July 20
Noon–9pm
6th Ave. and 6th Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Vancouver Pride

This is a historic year for Pride, marking the 50th anniversary of both the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada and the Stonewall Riots in New York City. If you’re heading to the West End (from Robson and Thurlow Streets all the way to Sunset Beach), look out for Douglas College and the Douglas Students’ Union during the parade as we come together with the greater LGBTQ2S+ Vancouver community in celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Sunday, Aug. 4
Noon–3pm
West End, Vancouver
Admission: Free

New West Culture Crawl

The Amelia Douglas Gallery is part of the Crawl again this year, presenting City Squares, drawings, textiles and paintings by John Steil, Judy Villett and Martha Jablonski-Jones. Opening reception Sat., Aug. 10, 1 – 3pm, featuring refreshments and live music.

Aug. 10 – 11
3–8pm
New Westminster
Admission: Free

New Westminster Pride

New West Pride is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year! At the end of a full week of festivities, enjoy the incredible Pride Street Party in downtown New Westminster, including food and live entertainment. Douglas College and the Douglas Students’ Union will be there with fun activities and a shady tent, so be sure to pop by. Plus, Douglas is proud to present the awesome Pride window displays competition for local businesses – the winner to be announced at the Street Party!

Saturday, Aug. 17
3–8pm
Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

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