Festivals & Events

12th Street Music Festival
12th Street Music Festival New Westminster

12th Street
New Westminster, BC

Taste of 12th Street complete with street dancing, live music, kids zone and great entertainment! They have live music on 4 stages, and activities such as a charity pig roast, craft tent, heritage tours, pony rides, car down, dunk tank and more! Photo Credit: Mike. W

Key West Ford Show and Shine
Annual Royal City Show and Shine New Westminster

Historic Downtown
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-524-4996

Since its inception over a decade ago, the Royal City Show & Shine has grown to be the signature event for the City of New Westminster. Held in July, the event attracts over 300 car enthusiasts and over 100,000 spectators to the Downtown area making the Key West Ford Show & Shine one of the largest car shows in B.C. It’s fun for the whole family!

New Westminster Cultural Crawl

New Westminster, BC

The City of New Westminster has long committed to being a creative and vibrant city and its residents have put the Royal City on the cultural map by creating galleries, theatres and historical venues that invite residents and visitors alike to discover our unique history and locally-created works of art.

This two-day event on August 9th & 10th will include open studios and local artists featuring their work and presenting live paint-ins at your favourite arts, culture and heritage destinations around the city. Festivities begin at 11 am and run until 5 pm both days.

Click here for this year’s venue guide and map. Venues are organized in convenient neighborhood clusters including Sapperton, Downtown, Uptown, Victory Heights and Queensborough. Produced by Van Dop & Associates, Arts Council of New Westminster and the BC Cultural Crawl.

Pride Week
Annual Pride Week New Westminster

New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-544-4725

New West Pride presents an annual four day event that includes a comedy night, Saturday festival followed by a Sunday brunch. Come and celebrate the diversity and spirit of New Westminster’s LGBTQI family. All ages welcome to our daytime events. Some evening events are 19 and over. Contact us for more information.

RiverFest – Inspired by the Fraser
River Fest

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604.521.8401

Celebrating BC and World Rivers Day! From city streams to wilderness whitewater, be inspired by the river at this fun-filled celebration of BC and World Rivers Day. Enjoy artistic and environmental displays, live entertainment, harbour tours, kids activities and the famous workboat parade.

Visit www.fraserriverdiscovery.org  for a full schedule of events

Royal City Farmers Market

Tipperary Park (summer) River Market (winter)
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 778-928-7236

Royal City Farmers Market

Shop fresh and local at the Royal City Farmers Market!

Summer markets run from 3pm to 7pm on Thursdays from June to the first week of October at Tipperary Park (4th Street & Royal Ave).  The summer markets are a great place to pick up some local food, purchase some quality, handmade crafts and enjoy some yummy street eats while supporting your community.

Winter markets run from 11am to 3pm on the first and third Saturday of every month from November to the first weekend in May.  The winter markets are held indoors at River Market (810 Quayside Drive). Come in from the cold this winter to enjoy fresh seasonal produce, locally prepared yummies, and an artisan market featuring handmade jewelry, crafts, gifts etc.

Both summer and winter markets are family friendly events featuring live music and kids activities each week.  Join your neighbors in shopping local and supporting your community.