Four Directions Festival volunteer Terry Lyons (left) gets an enthusiastic smile from two year old Truett Flett Saturday afternoon in downtown Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photos

PHOTO GALLERY: Four Directions Festival Williams Lake

Several streets in downtown Williams Lake are closed off to traffic Saturday for a flurry of activities

Under moody skies that are changing every moment, the Four Directions Festival is underway in downtown Williams Lake.

Hosted by the Williams Lake Downtown Business Association the festival is the newest incarnation of what used to be known as the Stampede Street Party.

Read more: Five shades of fun at Four Directions Festival

“We’ve had 20 businesses open today doing promotions, we’ve got more than 20 restaurants doing specials, and we’ve got quite a few non-profit organizations running different zones,” said BIA executive director Stefanie Hendricksen Saturday afternoon as she watched three brothers play street hockey on Second Avenue North at a zone organized by BIA director and WLIB councillor, Willie Sellars.

From games, art, live music and sports activities, there’s things to keep all ages busy.

Here Blackberry Wood from Vancouver performs a set at the main stage located in the Cariboo Growers parking lot at Oliver Street and Third Avenue.

“So far, the weather is great and there hasn’t been too much rain,” Hendricksen said.

The festival goes until until 5 p.m.

Sunday Canada Day festivities will begin at Boitanio Park at 11 a.m., going until 1:30 p.m. There will also be a skateboard and BMX jam in the skate park, also beginning at 11 a.m.

Read more: Canada Day festivities in Boitanio Park July 1



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