Sum­mer­fest hap­pen­ing Sun­day

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Frank PEE­BLES Cit­i­zen staff

Sum­mer­fest heats up the down­town on Sun­day.

The an­nual extravagan­za of fam­ily fun hap­pens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canada Games Plaza.

“Come to­gether in the heart of our city for fun, fes­tiv­i­ties, fab­u­lous food and fan­tas­tic en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily,” said Colleen Van Mook, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Down­town Prince Ge­orge, the main or­ga­niz­ing agency for the event.

Lead­ing the list of at­trac­tions is the ever-pop­u­lar Cana­dian Western Bank Taste Pavil­ion, where lo­cal res­tau­rants and food providers gather in a tight clus­ter of mouth-wa­ter­ing spe­cials. Small­sized samples and unique even­tonly dishes abound.

“Taste tick­ets are $1 each and food items range from $2 to $5,” said Van Mook. “Here’s your chance to get the best of Prince Ge­orge’s food scene with 22 res­tau­rants and four food trucks all in one place.”

If you buy your food pavil­ion tick­ets in ad­vance (get them at Cana­dian Western Bank or at Tourism Prince Ge­orge), you are en­tered to win flights to Vic­to­ria or Van­cou­ver cour­tesy of Pa­cific Coastal Air­lines.

“With so many de­lec­ta­ble choices, you must be sure to bring your big­gest ap­petite,” said Van Mook.

An­other ma­jor gath­er­ing point at the event is the TD Main­stage where a slate of fam­ily-friendly per­form­ers will en­ter­tain the crowds. This year’s lineup in­cludes Good Juju, Steel Wheels Blues Band, Bare­foot Fri­days, Stu­dio 720 and The Sun­set Strip. Also on the mar­quee is a sneak peak of Judy Russell Presents Dis­ney’s Beauty & The Beast.

At Ex­hibitor Al­ley, you’ll find, said Van Mook, “your chance to stroll and shop to your de­light amongst a huge ar­ray of ex­hibitors along Sev­enth Av­enue. With over 50 ex­hibitor booths, you will dis­cover a myr­iad of prod­ucts on dis­play, items for sale and in­for­ma­tion for your en­joy­ment. It is an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the tal­ents of artists and en­trepreneur­s all in one place.”

There is also the Kidz Zone where hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties will keep the youngest com­mu­nity mem­bers busy and smiling: ride the mini-train, meet some crit­ters at the pet­ting zoo, mar­vel at the The Home Hard­ware But­ter­fly House, go on a Big Dig, en­joy the Hockey Cir­cus Show, and en­joy the af­fa­ble en­ter­tain­ment of Clin­ton W. Gray.

There re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one, and it’s all down­town this Sun­day.

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