Diversity, unity the themes of this new Burnaby street festival
August 28, 2023
By Burnaby Now |
A new day-long street festival is coming to Burnaby’s City of Lougheed neighbourhood next weekend.
And organizers are expecting thousands of local residents to attend and take in a diverse slate of musical acts, dance performances and food trucks.
The North Road Festival is in the final stages of preparation for its debut on Saturday (Sept. 2).
The Burnaby North Road Business Improvement Association (BIA) is hosting the free inaugural event, believing it can lay down a foundation for more unity.
“Embodying the vision of a vibrant and diverse community that embraces multiculturalism and fosters growth for all BIA members. Reflecting the community’s commitment to inclusivity, cultural exchange, and collective progress. Our unwavering commitment lies in the development of businesses, in the North Road Region, and the overall vitality of the area,” reads a statement on the festival’s website.
“Renowned as the largest Korean shopping district in the Lower Mainland, the North Road Festival has the potential to become the quintessential annual event, capturing the heart and soul of Lougheed.”
Live and interactive street acts are set to entertain visitors to the festival.