Car Free Day New West presented by TransLink, is pleased to make its debut on Columbia Street this summer, taking place Saturday August 6, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm.

The festival will feature four stage areas programmed with local recording artists, plus dance groups, family friendly entertainers and more!  The renowned Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest will be featured as a delicious new zone at Car Free Day.

This is the first annual Car Free Day New West, brought to you by the Downtown New West BIA and the City of New Westminster, providing FREE family fun and activities for all to enjoy! The event will take along Columbia Street, between 4th and 8th Street in New Westminster, and the street will become a pedestrian paradise filled with vendors, food trucks, exhibitors and interactive elements! 

“Car Free Day New West is an exciting evolution from Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest” says Kendra Johnston, Executive Director at the Downtown New West BIA, “We’ve learned over the years that events need to evolve, grow and change in order to stay relevant, so after a forced 2 year break due to COVID, this was the time to rethink everything.” 

“After much consideration, we have decided that now is the time to try something new. Hence our decision to move forward with Car Free Day, which will still involve some food trucks, but be much more focused on sustainability and community.”

Offering more than just great music and family entertainment, Car Free Day New West offers a chance to learn more about the future of transportation in our region.

“TransLink is committed to providing continued new and improved services to help reduce the high volume of single occupant vehicles as we approach this critical new era of climate change” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn.  “Everyone has to do their part to choose alternative transportation so we can reduce congestion and improve air quality.  Car Free Day is a great way to share these important messages.”




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