LitFest New West 2019 in New Westminster

LitFest New West 2019

The 9th annual LitFest returns to celebrate New Westminster’s literary arts community. Enjoy readings, workshops, poetry and more.

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Singing in the Rain 2019 in New Westminster

Singing in the Rain 2019

Enjoy this classic musical at the Massey Theatre from April 4th through 20th in celebration of the Royal City Musical Theatre’s 30th anniversary.

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New Westminster Spring Break 2019 in New Westminster

New Westminster Spring Break 2019

Enjoy the wide variety of activities that New Westminster has to offer this spring break. From dance workshops to science activities and video game design, there is something for everyone in your family.

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Recovery Blues: Live at the Metro in New Westminster

Recovery Blues: Live at the Metro

In honour of International Women’s Day, Westminster House is hosting a substance-free event: Recovery Blues: Live at the Metro, with special guests Sue Foley and Rita Chiarelli. You don’t want to miss this spectacular performance on March 8th at 7pm.

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Victorian Valentine’s Family Drop-In 2019 in New Westminster

Victorian Valentine’s Family Drop-In 2019

Learn about the history of Valentine’s at Irving House, one of the oldest heritage sites in BC! Enjoy making your very own Valentine’s to send out to your loved ones. This Valentine’s event takes place on February 9th from 1pm-3pm. Admission is by donation.

New West Craft  February 2019 in New Westminster

New West Craft February 2019

New West Craft is the place to find something special made by your local artisan’s. Explore the market and enjoy unique items from jewellers, knitters, crafters and more! The market takes place on Saturday, February 16th from 11am-4pm in community square.

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Board Game Buy/Sell/Trade January 2019 in Chilliwack

Board Game Buy/Sell/Trade January 2019

Are you a board game lover? Check out this local event from Boardgame Warriors and find some great deals on used games! The event runs from 11am-3pm on January 20th at the community square. Drop by and check it out!

New Westminster Fire Fighter’s Charitable Society Tree Chipping 2019 in New Westminster

New Westminster Fire Fighter’s Charitable Society Tree Chipping 2019

Recycle your Christmas tree by donation! On January 5th and 6th, the New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society will be hosting their Annual Tree Chipping Event. The event runs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, with a BBQ, popcorn, music, and demos. Fun for the whole family!

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Royal City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker in New Westminster

Royal City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker

View a cast of 100+ talented and amazing dancers in The Nutcracker this holiday season. The show will take place on December 22nd at 1pm and 4pm at the Massey Theatre.

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Santa Claus Parade in New Westminster in New Westminster

Santa Claus Parade in New Westminster

Visit Columbia Street in New Westminster on December 16th for the Santa Claus Parade and tree lighting celebration. The parade will take place from 11am-noon.

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Fall Harvest Celebration 2018 in New Westminster

Fall Harvest Celebration 2018

The BC Wildlife Federation invites you to an evening of locally made drinks and wild game hors-d’oeuvres on November 24th from 6-9pm.

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FusionFest 2018 in New Westminster

FusionFest 2018

Enjoy this free concert featuring Douglas College Fusion Bands at 7pm on November 29th!

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Family Halloween Cruise 2018 in New Westminster

Family Halloween Cruise 2018

Take a cruise on the paddlewheeler with your family and enjoy a Halloween cruise on October 27th or October 28th. Get your tickets soon!

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7th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival in New Westminster

7th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival

Get your tickets to view the splendour of Indian classical music and dance on September 29th at 6:30pm at the Massey Theatre.

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Back to School Anti-Bullying Seminar in New Westminster

Back to School Anti-Bullying Seminar

This back to school anti-bully seminar will teach counter-measures to bullying for children between the ages of 5 and 13 on September 22nd.

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Outdoor Summer Movie Night in New Westminster

Outdoor Summer Movie Night

Check out these free outdoor movies for all ages! For the month of August, watch Cars at Port Royal Park on August 10th and Trolls at Sapperton Park on August 24th.

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Family Friday Drop-In in New Westminster

Family Friday Drop-In

Explore New Westminster’s heritage spaces every Friday afternoon. In August, explore Irving House and learn about Victorian life in the oldest intact house in the lower mainland.

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2018 Queensborough Summer Sizzle in New Westminster

2018 Queensborough Summer Sizzle

Bring your family down to Ryall Park to enjoy some free family entertainment. Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch!

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Sapperton Day Street Festival in New Westminster

Sapperton Day Street Festival

Visit the Sapperton Day Street Festival on June 10th from 11am-5pm with lots of family fun and amazing food! All proceeds raised will go to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

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Annual Queens Park Garage Sale in New Westminster

Annual Queens Park Garage Sale

Attend the 23rd Annual Queens Park Garage Sale in support of Canuck Place. The sale takes place on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00am-4:00pm.

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The Hyack Festival Week in New Westminster

The Hyack Festival Week

Participate in fun activities at Hyack Week from May 20th-27th in New Westminster!

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Easter in Queen’s Park in New Westminster

Easter in Queen’s Park

Visit Queen’s Park on April 1st from 11am-2pm for live entertainment, face painting and fun family-friendly activities!

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Inspiration Day in New Westminster

Inspiration Day

Find ways to bring inspiration into your life! Dr. Davidicus Wong will be the keynote speaker and he will share his inspirational look on life on March 3rd from 10:00am -1:00pm.

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Fun, Learning & You (FLY) at Begbie St in New Westminster

Fun, Learning & You (FLY) at Begbie St

Fun, Learning and You includes circle times, healthy snacks for kids as well as parent information sessions. This FREE event is for New Westminster residents and their children aged 18 months- 5 years. Don’t forget to register before you attend the event!

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Hack Our City in New Westminster

Hack Our City

Hack Our City is a hack-a-thon that focuses on apps and projects that touch on transportation. This event takes place at the New Westminster campus of Douglas College from 9am-5pm.

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Innovation Week in New Westminster

Innovation Week

Celebrate innovation in New Westminster during Innovation Week from February 23rd to March 3rd. From an Innovation Forum, to Business Expo, to the 2nd Annual Hack-a-thon, there’s something for everyone!

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Northern Lights Paint & Sip Night in New Westminster

Northern Lights Paint & Sip Night

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, along with snacks, and paint your very own masterpiece.  The instructor will take you step-by-step to paint the Northern Lights, no painting skills necessary.

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International Guitar Night in New Westminster

International Guitar Night

With the overwhelming success of last years show, the Massey Theatre is thrilled to again present International Guitar Night – the worlds premiere touring festival that highlights the dexterity and diversity of acoustic guitar for one show only.

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Vagabond Players Presents Sleeping Beauty in New Westminster

Vagabond Players Presents Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional production! When a prince stumbles across a castle in Queen’s Park that nobody else can see, an old man tells him the story of how an evil fairy put a curse on a princess 116 years ago in this comedic interactive adventure.

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New West Craft Christmas Night Market in New Westminster

New West Craft Christmas Night Market

Visit the craft fair and shop from over 50 handmade vendors while you enjoy a festive evening of  music, food, drinks and fun in beautiful downtown New Westminster.

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Artisan Crafts for Africa in New Westminster

Artisan Crafts for Africa

Visit the Royal City Gogo’s 5th Annual Artisan Crafts for Africa event from November 3rd-5th. The market takes place in Unifor Hall, and all proceeds go to Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

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Remembrance Day Ceremony in New Westminster

Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Royal Westminster Regiment is hosting their Remembrance Day Ceremony in Conjunction with the City to feature keynote speakers and a specific address in The Armoury of The Royal Westminster Regiment.

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Evening in Tuscany in New Westminster

Evening in Tuscany

Seniors Services Society will be holding their 3rd Annual Evening in Tuscany event – an Italian inspired dinner and show at La Perla Ballroom at the River Market.

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Tree Care Workshop in New Westminster

Tree Care Workshop

Join the City of New Westminster Arboriculture Team to learn how to best care for trees on your property and in our community and what the City is doing to help protect and promote this resource. The workshop is on September 6th from 5pm-7pm.

New Westminster Riverfest in New Westminster

New Westminster Riverfest

Riverfest is a festival that celebrates World Rivers Day in September with art and historical and environmental exhibits along the Quay in New Westminster.

Fridays on Front in New Westminster

Fridays on Front

Fridays on Front is a brand new weekly night market experience in Downtown New West. Fridays on Front will run every Friday evening from 5:00-8:00pm for eight consecutive weeks (July 7 – August 25) on the 600-block of Front Street.

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New West Cultural Crawl in New Westminster

New West Cultural Crawl

The annual New West Cultural Crawl returns this summer to showcase local artists all across the city! From Victory Heights, Sapperton, Uptown; to West End, Downtown, and Queensborough; you will be able to discover beautiful artworks in your neighbourhood! Free and family-friendly!

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest in New Westminster

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest will be on July 29th from 4-10pm presented by the Downtown New West BIA and Save-On-Foods. Admission for this event is FREE and it’s accessible from two skytrain stations.

New West Grand Prix in New Westminster

New West Grand Prix

The New West Grand Prix is the newest member of BC Superweek that is North America’s most prestigious road cycling series. The City of New Westminster will play host to the best riders in North America with over 13 different nationalities represented.

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Colours 4 Kids in New Westminster

Colours 4 Kids

As a community health care provider & resource for many local minor sports teams, Royal City Physio is extremely passionate about ensuring kids stay involved in sports. That’s why on June 24th right outside their clinic; they will be hosting a huge parking lot party fundraiser for Kidsport New West.

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Queensborough Children’s Festival in New Westminster

Queensborough Children’s Festival

Queensborough Children’s Festival is a fun filled family event celebrating children of all ages! There will be interactive play, young entrepreneurs market, live entertainment, craft stations, food and more!

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Uptown Street Fest in New Westminster

Uptown Street Fest

The 5th Annual Up Town Street Fest is on Saturday, May 27th from 11am-5pm.  After the Hyack International Parade, stay with us to celebrate on Belmont Street. Enjoy incredible food, shop from our market place vendors, check out some kid’s amusement activities or catch the free street level entertainment.

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Annual Queens Park Garage Sale in New Westminster

Annual Queens Park Garage Sale

Check out the Annual Queens Park Garage Sale on May 13th from 9am-4pm. The event is in support of Canuck Place.

Century House Thrift Sale in New Westminster

Century House Thrift Sale

Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up odds and ends at a great price. The thrift sale takes place on April 8th in New Westminster from 10am-2pm.

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Anything Goes – Musical in New Westminster

Anything Goes – Musical

Royal City Musical Theatre will bring the Massey stage alive with the Tony Award winning, big tap-dancing musical, Anything Goes. The musical takes place at Massey Theatre on April 16th at 7:30pm.
April Verch in New Westminster

April Verch

Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. Watch her on March 5th at the Anvil Centre Theatre.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Westminster

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Master story tellers, Monster Theatre, have created a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s classic tale of fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Never too early to introduce children to Shakespeare, especially when presented in a fun and magical way.

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Painted Pots & Polka Dots in New Westminster

Painted Pots & Polka Dots

Pottery Works is now offering pottery workshops. Come choose a blank pottery canvas and paint it in your favourite colours. We have different moulds available from pots and mugs to lady bugs and dinosaurs. This is a great activity for kids 5 years and older.

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Board Game Meet-Up in New Westminster

Board Game Meet-Up

Join us on the 2nd Floor at River Market for Sunday board games!

This all-ages meet up is a great place to meet friends.

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Zumba Class in New Westminster

Zumba Class

ZUMBA is a great combination of dance and fitness! Join May Elford on Sunday, January 15th at 9am for a ZUMBA session.

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Soap Making Drop In in New Westminster

Soap Making Drop In

Learn the basics of soap making! This workshop takes place on January 9th from 10:30am-5:30pm. The cost is $12.50 for a pound of glycerin soap base and the use of a wide variety of fun scents, molds, flowers, and colours.

Skate with Santa in New Westminster

Skate with Santa

Visit the Moody Park Arena for their festive skate with Santa event! There will be plenty of family oriented games and activities for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a camera to take a photo with Santa.

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Santa Parade in New Westminster

Santa Parade

Come and enjoy the great floats and entertainment at the 2016 Santa Claus Parade!

The parade is set to march down historic Columbia Street Saturday, December 3.

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Lighting of the Fire Hall in New Westminster

Lighting of the Fire Hall

Kick off your holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Fire, which will feature caroling, hot chocolate, pizza and crafts.

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Rememberance Day Service in New Westminster

Rememberance Day Service

The 2016 Remembrance Day service will begin at 10:30am in front of City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue.

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Fraser River Frights in New Westminster

Fraser River Frights

Climb aboard the Samson V ghost ship for Fraser River Frights on October 29th. There will be an afternoon of ghost stories and spooky nautical crafts.

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Night at the Museum in New Westminster

Night at the Museum

Visit the museum by flashlight and hear some spooky stories in the Anvil Centre. The event takes place on October 26th from 6pm-8pm.

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Royal City Farmers’ Market in New Westminster

Royal City Farmers’ Market

The Royal City Farmers Market Association focuses on bringing locally grown and produced foods to the community. Visit the Farmers Market every Thursday for farm-fresh produce, plants, local crafts, live entertainment and more!

Magnificent You Women’s Conference in New Westminster

Magnificent You Women’s Conference

Magnificent You Women’s Conference is designed to educate, empower and inspire women from all walks of life.

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 in New Westminster

Each Friday night until August 26th, enjoy outdoor movies at Queen’s Park Stadium in New Westminster with the Summer Movie Series!

The next movie night is coming up August 5th and will be playing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest in New Westminster

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

From perogies to pizza, to pubs and the pier, discover tons of delicious food at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!

Head to Downtown New Westminster on August 20th to try over 90 food trucks!

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Uptown Live! Music Festival in New Westminster

Uptown Live! Music Festival

Head to the streets of Uptown New Westminster on July 23 for live music and dancing! There will also be lots of food trucks, interactive activities, art installations, kids zone and the New Westminster Farmer’s Market.

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Uptown Street Festival in New Westminster

Uptown Street Festival

The 3rd Annual Up Town Street Fest!  presented by the Hyack Festival Association.  On May 28th, 2016 come join us for the Hyack International Parade and stay with us to celebrate the Up Town Street Fest! 11AM – 5PM!

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21st Annual Queens Park Garage Sale in New Westminster

21st Annual Queens Park Garage Sale

Come and experience the 21st Annual Queens Park Garage Sale, in Support of Canuck Place.

Date: Sat May 7th

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Queens Park Neighbourhood

Fiddler On The Roof in New Westminster

Fiddler On The Roof

Wonder of Wonders, Royal City Musical Theatre is proud to present the musical masterpiece, Fiddler on the Roof. The acclaimed musical won nine Tony Awards and tells the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain “Tradition” as he sees his three oldest daughters fall in love.

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Student Showcase Concert in New Westminster

Student Showcase Concert

The popular The Arts at One series is held most Thursdays during the Fall and Winter semesters, starting at 1pm. This series features professional musicians and outstanding Douglas College music students.

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Bucket List Festival in New Westminster

Bucket List Festival

A Bucket List is about living. Learn how you can live life to the fullest by enjoying an uplifting day full of valuable information, resources and prizes.

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