From ADBA. Everyone is welcome at this weekend’s 32nd Annual Berry Festival. Cover Photo by Win Wachsmann Let the fun and festivities of summer begin with the 33rd Annual Berrybeat Festival in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Music, dancing, food and fun will be had by all. Bring the family down to Montrose and Essendene Avenue July 5 (9am-8pm) July 6 (9am – 4pm) Legal Grounds Coffee House will host this year’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. For a minimal cost, you can enjoy a delicious strawberry pancake breakfast on Saturday July 5th at Legal Grounds Coffee House on Montrose Avenue from 8am – 10am. We’re excited to announce many changes to the Berrybeat Festival this year. One of which is the addition of 2 new stages to the event. With the help of Atangard Community Project and CIVL Radio, we have added a mostly acoustic stage at Mac & Mango’s patio on Montrose Avenue, and a stage at the platform in the parking lot by the RDM building at the corner of Pauline St and Essendene Ave (the old Liquidation World.) We will still be having the main stage, at the corner of Essendene and West Railway. It is thanks to our amazing Platinum Sponsor, Aldergrove Credit Union, that we are able to give our community such a fantastic lineup at the 33rd Annual Berrybeat Festival on July 5th & 6th! This year the show will include (but is subject to changes):
- A fabulous South Asian performance
- Ace Cheer performance
- Sound of Music students
- 2 Science World shows
- Opening Ceremonies
- Kara Kata Afrobeat
- Tha Realm Dance Studio
- Darcy D Music Group
- Big City Soul
- Genuine Jug Band
- Greg Neufeld
- Johnson Bros.
- A&D Music performances
- Jane Perrett
- Dynamic Dance students
- Groove Daddy
Gary Savard, the Amazing Magician and his Coco Vancouver International Buskers will be performing non stop on Montrose Avenue both Saturday and Sunday. They will absolutely amaze you with their world renown acts. You won’t be able to leave once you start watching. FOOD you ask! Well we have you covered. Big Red Poutine, Poomba’s Smokehouse Pulled Pork, JapaDog, Funnel Cakes, MiniDonuts. I could go on and on. Make sure you take the time to check out our existing eateries, we really do have any type of food you could possibly be craving: Tracycakes Bakery Cafe Ann Maries Cafe Duft & Co. Little White House New Passage to India Phuket Thai Little Saigon Mitch Miller’s Townhall Public House Sushi Parlor Dragon Fort Happy Hour Bubble Tea Knight & Day Restaurant O’Neill’s Sushiteria Paliotti’s Legal Grounds Coffeehouse So what will keep the kids happy you ask? How about this for starters:
- The Carousel is back
- Bouncy House
- Vancouver International Buskers are for EVERYONE, and go all day, both days
- Bells & Whistles Mini Golf
- Roaming Magician, Gary Savard & Coco
- Rock Climb for a minimum donation of $3 to the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre
- The amazing artistry of Chris Crash airbrushing will be doing free airbrushing on the kids courtesy of the ADBA membership.
- Radical Raptors Falconry will have their awesome birds of prey here.
- Strike One for Fun
- Brickville (Lego Adventure) and all the Lego helpers will he on hand to create a spectacular masterpiece over the weekend. The kids will have tons of fun playing at this Lego filled tent.
- The Reptile Guy
- Poultry in Motion – The Educational Mini Barn
6:40 – end ohnson Bros SUNDAY JULY 7 10:15 – 10:45 A&D Music 10:55 –11:10 Jane Perrett 11:20 – 12:10 Harma White 12:20 – 12:50 Dynamic Dance 1:00 – 1:30 Ronald MacDonald 1:40 – 2:15 Big City Soul 2:30 – 3:00 Horizon 3:15 – 4:00 Topaz
*Note: Entertainment schedule/line-up may change without notice