The downtown core is buzzing with excitement.
Thousands of people threw on the sunscreen and basked in beautiful weather for the annual Downtown ‘Summerfest’ Sunday. The event boasted all sorts of fun activities for young and old to enjoy.
Many gathered to the main stage on 6th and George to feast their eyes on tons of live performers including magicians, actors, dancers, and bands. The crowds certainly didn’t go hungry this year either, as 23 Prince George restaurants set up shop to showcase their best cuisines for the taste pavilion.
New to this year’s event as well, was the chance to check out 600 butterflies feeding on flowers in a greenhouse. Kids were able to get up close and personal with the creatures before being released into the air. Not to mention, the New Undergraduate Student Society (NUGS) offered a cyclists their very own bike valet this year. All proceeds went to AiMHI to support community living.
Executive Director of Downtown Prince George, Colleen Van Mook says Summerfest invites the entire community and anyone around the north to invest in the City. “Come out and play come out to downtown, see what a great place it is and what we want you to do is have some fun and realize that our downtown is becoming more active,” she said. “We’ve got 35 restaurants, we have over 70 retailers, we have new shops opening everyday, so this is an opportunity for people to just come and support us know that downtown is important to Prince George.”
The Downtown Summerfest event runs until 5pm Sunday.