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New West’s Pier Park Sets Scene for Inaugural Safe & Sound Music Fest

When you think of New Westminster, you probably don’t imagine a youthful city with a bustling cultural scene. As of September 3rd, however, you may need to rethink New West as it’s getting a brand new music festival, and it’s no small beans. The inaugural Safe & Sound Music Fest includes an impressive lineup of Canadian hip hop and contemporary r&b talent with headliners Majid Jordan, DVSN, Jessie Reyes and K-OS, plus several local talents. The all-ages event takes place at Pier Park starting at noon and goes well into the evening, so you can get groovy while enjoying the whole spectrum of the scenic Fraser River waterfront. Don’t snooze on this musical milestone! Grab your tickets here.

Sun, Sept. 3rd | Noon – 10pm | Westminster Pier Park (1 Sixth St, New Westminster) | $55 – 95 (children under 10 free)

 

This Week at the 2024 Capture Photography Festival

In order to make the most of the festival over the week/weekend ahead, here are our top five picks to add to your itinerary.

Basta BBQ is Breaking the Barbecue Seal on Sunday, April 21st

Smell that? BBQ season is fast approaching, and the team behind Basta BBQ are primed to get grilling ASAP!

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.