Bernard Ave. set for Saturday party
Aug 10, 2012 / 12:29 pm
Bernard Avenue will come alive Saturday.
The Downtown Kelowna Association will host a 'Block Party' from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. all along Bernard.
To accommodate the 'Block Party,' Bernard Avenue will be closed to traffic between Richter Street and the Sails from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday.
In past years, the downtown celebration has gone by Mardi Gras and last year, Fusion Festival.
DKA Communications Manager, Ryan Watters, says there will be something on the street for everybody.
"Vendors will be coming out of their businesses with shopping deals, there will be restaurants bringing food out," says Watters.
"Then we have attractions. There will be a monster truck set up, three live entertainment stages, dog agility within Kerry Park, yoga demonstrations, music, food. Everything you can think of."
Cirque du Soleil will also be on hand with their summer street team to perform for children of all ages
With the 18-month Bernard Avenue revitalization project set to begin later in the month, Watters says the 'Block Party' will give businesses a chance to remind people that downtown Kelowna is, and will be, open for business.
"That's the biggest message. Even though a portion of the street is under construction it is open for business. The entire downtown will be open for business."
Watters says the City of Kelowna will also have a booth set up Saturday to talk about the revitalization project.
"It's not our project so, yes we are assisting the city, but it's a city project," says Watters.
"They will have a booth set up with information, answering questions and that kind of thing and highlighting what is about to happen."
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