Red Beans and Rice perform at a past Uptown Street Festival. This year’s party is set for Sept 10 and will include plenty of live music.

Party set to hit the street

Uptown Street Festival takes place Sept. 10

On Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., White Rock’s uptown business district invites the public to join the Uptown Street Festival, which is to include a chili cook-off, live music and kids activities.

And this year, everyone is being encouraged to bring their pet pooches to enjoy the event, in a first-ever festival dog show.

“They don’t have to be a particular breed or anything,” said White Rock BIA executive director Sherri Wilson Morrisette. “It’s all about having fun – and bringing your dog to have fun too.”

Prizes will be awarded, including Best Dressed and Dog the Judges Would Like to Take Home; dog portraits will also be offered by donation, with proceeds going to ovarian cancer research.

Participants can register the day of the Uptown Street Festival at Central Plaza.

The Main Stage – one of three stages set up for the day – will feature Red Beans and Rice, Yours Truly, Freedom 95 and more on the east side of Johnston Street and Russell Avenue.

The Todd Brewer School of Music Stage – in the north parking lot of Central Plaza – is to feature many talented students from the school, while the Performance Stage will have demonstrations from Live Yoga, FloMotion, Seung-Ri Wttu Black Belt Academy and Arthur Murray Dance Studio at the latter’s Russell Avenue location.

Outside the Box Art Exhibition – a celebration of art in fibre and textiles – will be held at White Rock Community Centre on Russell Avenue and Knitopia on Johnston Road, and the Family Fun Zone will be in the south parking lot of Central Plaza with kid-friendly activities.

Back for its third year, the Chili Cook-off Contest invites visitors to vote for their favourite recipe and help raise funds for Rotary community projects.

A fundraising barbecue will also be held at Penguin Meats on Johnston Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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