Festival Square is Almost Here!

June 3, 2022

Wednesday June 1st , the Lethbridge Downtown BRZ excitedly offered the public a status updated on the construction of Festival Square. Construction has been going on since 2021, and is expected to finish on schedule later this month in time for the upcoming “Lighting up Festival Square” event to be held in Festival Square. The construction saw the addition of a multi-use stage, new patio area, new lighting fixtures, and a sign indicating the location.

Festival Square will officially be opened to the public for regular use on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022, with the “Lighting up Festival Square” 3-day event. The event will feature many different performing acts, 22 to be exact in addition to other activities and amenities. Keep reading to get a play by play of the three-day grand opening event!

Light Up Festival Square

Wednesday June 22nd     

The events kick off at 11 AM with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the square, followed by a Barbecue put on by the Downtown BRZ. After the barbecue, those in the area can then enjoy some performances from some of the talented Blackfoot performers in Lethbridge, featuring music, dance, drumming and theatrical performances through the rest of the day! Performers for this day are:

·      Ruben Big Sorrel Horse

·      Kristy Bruised Head/White Buffalo

·      Singers (SATbC)

·      Celtric Routes

·      Patrick Bad Eagle/Northstone

·      Highland Dancers

·      Shakespeare in the Park

·      Lethbridge pride/ Thetatre Outré 

Thursday June 23rd

Things start up again at 11 AM on Thursday with the Downtown Farmers Market. But that’s not the only market happening! The Youth Artisan Market will also be at festival square for the second day of their grand opening event. You will also be able to more Blackfoot performers, doing live music, dance and theatre as well as a poetry jam! This day’s performers are:

·      Centric Musicfest

·      Sky’s of Rigor/Stephanie Brave Rock

·      Conservatory of Music / Theatre Outré

·      Rudy Strangling Wolf

·      Little Lethbridge Opera Company

·      Eric Dyck

·      Youth One

·      Last Minute Let Downs

·      The New Testaments

Friday June 24th

The final day of celebrations at Festival Square are focused on family and getting together and kicks off at 12PM with a Pop Up Yoga class in the square. There will be many different activities for this day of “Family Fun on Festival Square”, as well as the amazing Blackfoot performers who can be seen performing in the square throughout the day! The performances scheduled for this day are:

·      Heroes and Princesses

·      The Band Formerly Known as Karen Lewis & Pam

·      Hootenanny!

·      Jj First Charger/ Westwinds Thunders

·      Sheldon Day Chief & Dancers

·      Chad Bare Shin Bone

·      Blackfoot Games

·      Allied Arts Council

·      Lethbridge Public Library 

·      Branches Fine Arts

·      Indigidrip

·      Willy Big Bull

·      Makiisma 

·      John Wort Hannam

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