Music, games, food, magic … at Stampede street party

The annual Stampede Street Party Saturday promises a whole bunch of fun for children and their families.

The annual Stampede Street Party Saturday promises a whole bunch of fun for children and their families.

“The Kids Zone is going to be a hit!” vendor co-ordinator  Angie Delainey says.

A huge sand pile, bouncy castles, 4-H Petting Zoo, interactive experiential games, face painting, remote control cars and much more will be there for the kids.

Master Magician Clint W. Gray and Magical Jesaja and clowns will be there.

She says the organizers hired help for the Kids Zone and entertainment.

Linda Bingham from the Boys and Girls Club and Oren Barter, a local musician, have both come to the table with their talents and it’s paying off, she says.

Happening on Oliver Street, right after the parade about noon on Saturday, the Street Party runs until 4 p.m. offering blocks of fun between First and Fourth Avenues.

“Already we have surpassed our vendor/merchant numbers from the last year putting us up around 55-plus booths and businesses to visit,” Delainey says.

“This year we have put more emphasis on organization, gathering spaces and clustering like business so that there will be a flow to the market that will take you up and down the streets and in and out of our shops.”

The entertainment component boasts three stages with performers such as Bluenote, Perfect Match, Nostalgie, Eighth Deck Kelly, GMO’s, Carmen Mutschele, Kalvin Cairnes, the Youth Fiddlers, Williams Lake Pipe Band, Francis Johnson and the Emerald Lake Dancers and much more!

“Plus a special surprise!” Delainey says.

“I’m really stoked that more of our local merchants are participating this year by bringing their goods either to the street or onto the sidewalk, we want to make sure that the 10,000 people who come to the streets with money in their pocket have places to spend it.”

She says there has also been an increase in community participation.

“We’ve got the Stampeders Street Hockey Tournament by Caribou Ski as well as a barbecue by donation put on by FBB Accountants, and a flea market and Pet Parade/Show organized by Sue LaChance of New World Cafe.

Anyone who would like to be part of the Flea Market or Pet Parade can contact Sue at info@newworldcoffee.ca or by calling 250-267-3284.

She says the street party will also have a farmers/artisan market, and festival eats located in Spirit Square.

During the afternoon Delainey expects that about 10,000 people will visit the Street Party.

 

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