Downtown Summerfest is one of the city’s most popular events and welcomes thousands of people to the downtown neighbourhood. The event has become a great opportunity to celebrate downtown and invites the community to ‘take to the streets’ to enjoy food, fun activities and entertainment for all ages.
Great food from local restaurants is a main attraction to Downtown Summerfest and the Canadian Western Bank Taste Pavilion makes it easy to sample a wide variety of dishes, while live entertainment on the mainstage keeps the atmosphere festive. The event also invites community partners and vendors to showcase programs, products and services and there are organized activities for children including mini train rides and a petting zoo area.
Interest gained through Downtown Summerfest has prompted organizers and partners to host Downtown Winterfest, which focuses similar attention on the downtown neighbourhood and makes the most of the cold weather season. Residents and visitors may enjoy activities such as the snow slide, snow yoga, ice carving and yummy treats to warm up with while enjoying the outdoors. There is also an indoor winter market showcasing businesses, artisans, programs and services from near and far.