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Blackberry Festival in Powell River

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - August 18 @ 10:30 pm

Blackberry Festival in Powell River

Food, friends, fun and fireworks- does it get much better than that? Powell River may be 5 hours
from Vancouver, but we sure know how to throw a good party! Every other day, Downtown
Marine Avenue is filled with people moving to their destination, always in a rush. The evening of
Blackberry Festival is a time for everyone to slow down and simply enjoy a good time before the
summer ends. For 26 years, the third Friday of August has been an evening that is long awaited
and marked on every calendar. Check out what makes this Festival so fabulous:

Food

Come to Blackberry festival with an empty stomach and a desire for cultural adventure, because
the street is packed with food booths from all over the world. Your only problem will be choosing
between curry and dim sum! Local entrepreneurs line the road selling their cultural foods along
with blackberry renditions. The blackberry cheesecake is a popular favourite, but you can find
blackberry crumble, pie, ice cream lemonade and many more blackberry creations.

Friends

It is difficult to walk down the marine avenue street party for a minute without seeing a familiar
face. Some reunions are unofficially reserved for blackberry festival. That once a year
conversation you can have with an old neighbour or co-worker happens at blackberry festival. If
you enter the party not knowing a soul, you are sure to leave with numerous new friends. The
contagious friendly mood brings all out of their shells and helps with amiable get-togethers.

Fun

What screams fun louder than a blackberry pie eating contest? Fun is the main ingredient in the
recipe of success for Blackberry Festival. The blackberry pie eating contest fills the portion of
the street with spectators who loudly cheer for the participants that eat the blackberry pie
without their hands. Other fun stations include the Powell River Kings Hockey shootout, a
fishing for candy booth, square dancing and talented local musicians filling the street with their
songs. There is no shortage of entertainment at the Blackberry Festival and it helps everyone
have a blast.

Fireworks!

The grand finale… fireworks! The whole crowd moves from downtown Marine to Willingdon
Beach to watch the firework show. The lights fill the air and help conclude a fantastic evening!
Blackberry Festival, the perfect way to celebrate a berry while commemorating the summer.
This Powell River Tradition is rich in value by the citizens and makes for a fantastic evening out.
Come on down to Powell River the third Friday of August and see what it’s all about!

Details

Start:
August 11 @ 6:00 pm
End:
August 18 @ 10:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/868712986803493/

Venue

Marine Avenue
Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada
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