Abbotsford celebrates 30th annual Berrybeat festival

Downtown Abbotsford will be loaded with activities like fashion shows, musical performances and craft making this weekend.

There will be a weekend of entertainment and activity downtown during the Berrybeat Festival.

There will be a weekend of entertainment and activity downtown during the Berrybeat Festival.

Downtown Abbotsford will be loaded with activities this weekend in celebration of the 30th annual Berrybeat Festival.

Fashion shows, musical performances and craft making will fill the streets of Montrose and Essendene on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  and Sunday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Mac & Mango will host a fashion show on the main stage at 12:50 p.m. and another in their store at 2:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Launch Menswear and Lady Fern will be featured in a fashion show at the Bishop Centre.

Throughout the weekend, the Berrybeat stage will offer great music including gospel and rock and roll.

Dance performances by ACE Allstar Cheerleaders, Aerial Dance Academy, Dynamic Dance, Abbotsford Dance Centre and Giddha Dancers will also take place. And an interactive magic show by Ronald McDonald will entertain all ages.

Businesses from the historic downtown plan to join the festivities, including Sound of Music and A&D Music, which will be giving musical performances, while a garage sale will take place at Hidden Treasures.

Next door, Avenue Body Shop will host a show and shine car show and Hemingway’s Bookstore will            celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Enjoy a photo shoot at Bump to Baby, or a $5 foot detox or foot mud-wrap at Emotional Rescue following a square dancing lesson with the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association.

Parents will love tasting the award-winning wine at The Little Farmhouse in the City over lunch. Kids will enjoy the variety of craft and treat stations set up by Paper Nation Stationery, Legal Grounds Coffee House, JB’s Candy Shoppe, Neat Freakz and Abbotsford Community Services.

Enter to win a getaway package to the Harrison Hot Springs Resort at the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association’s information booth.

A free bike valet service will be available at the festival on the corner of Pauline and Essendene, with donations accepted for the Abbotsford food bank.

Just Posted

AHL president and CEO Scott Howson believes the new Abbotsford franchise is off to a strong early start. (AHL photo)
AHL president: ‘Tremendous success’ selling season ticket deposits for Abbotsford franchise

President and CEO Scott Howson optimistic about new Vancouver Canucks affiliate in Abbotsford

Stock photo by LEEROY Agency from Pixabay
Drop-in vaccination clinics slated in Abbotsford for construction workers

Among three sites in Lower Mainland holding no-appointment clinics in June and July

A CH-149 Cormorant from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. (William Snow photo)
VIDEO: Military search and rescue training in Chilliwack Wednesday

CH-149 Cormorant and CC-115 Buffalo from CFB Comox participated in downed aircraft rescue simulation

The committee to name the new Eagle Mountain elementary school will now not reveal the top three school names until September. (File photo)
Committee to name new Abbotsford elementary school needs more time

Top three Eagle Mountain elementary school names will now be narrowed down by September

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court. Labbee was convicted April 12 for the fatal hit-and-run of 78-year-old Fourghozaman Firoozian on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sentencing hearing scheduled for 72-year-old Chilliwack woman found guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Crown will seek jail time for Linnea Labbee who struck and killed 78-year-old woman in 2016

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Attorney General David Eby attend opening of the first government-run B.C. Cannabis Store, Kamloops, Oct. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
B.C. government to allow home cannabis delivery starting July 15

Added convenience expected to persuade buyers to ‘go legal’

The first suspension bridge is the tallest in Canada, with a second suspension bridge just below it. The two are connected by a trail that’s just over 1 km. (Claire Palmer photo)
PHOTOS: The highest suspension bridges in Canada just opened in B.C.

The Skybridge in Golden allows visitors to take in views standing at 130 and 80 metres

BC Green Party leader and Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau introduced a petition to the provincial legislature on Thursday calling for the end of old-growth logging in the province. (File photo)
BC Green leader Furstenau introduces old-growth logging petition

Party calls for the end of old-growth logging as protests in Fairy Creek continue

B.C. Premier John Horgan leaves his office for a news conference in the legislature rose garden, June 3, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. premier roasted for office budget, taxing COVID-19 benefits

Youth addiction law that triggered election hasn’t appeared

A vial containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is shown at a vaccination site in Marcq en Baroeul, outside Lille, northern France, Saturday, March 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
mRNA vaccines ‘preferred’ for all Canadians, including as 2nd dose after AstraZeneca: NACI

New recommendations prioritizes Pfizer, Moderna in almost all cases

Homicide investigators say the disappearance of a 33-year-old Burnaby man is linked to ongoing gang warfare in the Lower Mainland. (IHIT)
Disappearance of Burnaby man no accident, foul play suspected: IHIT

Parminder Paul Rai, 33, is known to police for his connection to drug and gang activity, says Sgt. Frank Jang

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August 2019 about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)
Elections BC approves petition application for referendum on Surrey policing transition

Application was filed under Recall and Initiative Act by the widow of a Surrey murder victim

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read