Fridays on Front: New West's new weekly night market (with booze!)

May 31 2017, 10:02 pm

Fridays this summer just got a whole lot more fun, thanks to the news that New Westminster’s upgraded historic Front Street will be home to a free weekly night market event–with booze!–called Fridays on Front.

Kicking off on July 7, and running every Friday from 5 to 8 pm through August 25, the 600-block of Front Street will turn into a family-friendly market and hang-out zone, complete with artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and food trucks (which you may also catch at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest this July).

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Oh, but we mentioned booze, didn’t we? Fridays on Front is fully licensed, so not only can you buy a buy from local suds stars Steel & Oak Brewing Co. or pick up a glass of wine from the Vagabond Bar Truck, but you can also carry it around with you as you wander the full event. How civilized!

Speaking of civilized, Front Street in New West has really gotten an excellent refresh, thanks to a long-range project to evolve the area into Front Street Mews. It’s prime for river-side views, and with the parkade partially removed, and plenty of street work done, the area is now pedestrian-friendly, and perfect for an evening stroll.

Fridays on Front

When: Every Friday from July 7 through August 25, 2017
Where: 600-block of Front Street in New Westminster
Cost: Admission is free

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