Uptown is going to get rocked on Saturday with the first ever Rock the Town community festival.
Formerly known as the Uptown Festival, Rock the Town will take over Johnston Road between North Bluff Road and Thrift Avenue on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is being organized by the White Rock Business Improvement Association and is a tie-in with Semiahmoo Arts's "Paint the Town" event in celebration of Canada Culture Days.
Central Plaza will host a main stage with a variety of entertainment, including a fashion show and live music by the Pat Chessell Band, Medderrick, the Much Mo Motown Review, Tommy Alto and the Surrey premiere of poprock band Jane's Blonde. The Red Beans & Rice Jazz Band and Cooper Studios Music Students will also perform along
The festival also features the South Surrey Rotary's fifth annual Chili Cook-Off at the Whale Wall, in which competing teams will prepare gallons of chili for tasting by the public and judges starting at 11:30 a.m. Tasting kits are sold during the event for $5 and tasters vote for their favourite for the People's Choice Award.
As well, Rock the Town will showcase the third annual Uptown Companion Dog Show in Central Plaza, where dogs and owners will compete for prizes in numerous categories. Those interested in registering their dogs may call the White Rock BIA at 604-536-4958.
For the shopaholics, some local stores will offer in-store specials, and there will be various merchants for a sidewalk sale.
For more, visit whiterockbia.com.
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