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Celebrate Prince George Summer Festival Lineup Announced

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9:51 AM

Prince George, B.C. – July is shaping up to be a fun month in B.C.’s northern capital.

This as the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George have announced this year’s Celebrate Prince George grant recipients who will participate in next month’s Celebrate Prince George Festival.

The lineup is as follows:

BMO KidzArt Dayz – July 8 & 9

Hosted by the Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association. It takes place July 8 and July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Canada Games Plaza. It will include a free performance by children’s entertainer Fred Penner.

Northern Hardware Prince George Canoe Race – July 10

Hosted by the Two Rivers Canoe Club, the Northern Hardware Canoe Race will be held from 8:00 a.m. starting at Isle Pierre and Wilkins Park and finishing at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. The event will wrap up with music/bands at the Exploration Place.

Summerfest – July 17

Hosted by the Downtown Business Improvement Association it will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Veterans Plaza. This free event will feature Exhibitor Alley, Taste Pavillion, mobile food vendors and live entertainment.

Celebrating Zombie Pop Culture – July 23

This event will start at 9:00 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. Will include a zombie phone booth, prize giveaways and a “zombification station” to help complete costumes. The Zombie walk starts at noon on the steps of City Hall.

Sound of Summer Concert – July 23

Hosted by the Prince George Community Foundation it goes from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. It is a youth organized free outdoor concert featuring local musicians, activities and booths.

The Celebrate Prince George Festival is part of the City’s Community Celebration Program and was first approved by Council in August, 2015. It is provided $30,000 annually which is matched by Tourism Prince George.

According to the City: “The purpose of the program is to provide financial support to existing or new events that maximize public attendance in civic spaces, show public facilities, increase community pride, provide entertainment for locals and visitors, and create a regional tourism draw.”


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