The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd during a previous Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. along Ocean Boulevard. (Gazette file photo)

Eats & Beats returns to Colwood waterfront this weekend

Thousands expected to attend annual event

One of the best beach parties of the year returns to Colwood this weekend.

As part of the fourth annual Eats & Beats at the Beach event, residents of all ages can listen to live entertainment, enjoy dishes from local food trucks, and take in the natural beauty of Esquimalt Lagoon.

“It’s a fun event where we get to celebrate the beautiful waterfront that Colwood enjoys,” said Sandra Russell, communications manager with the City of Colwood. “People get out and celebrate, make connections and just have a great time enjoying music and food in this gorgeous natural setting.”

This year’s event includes performances by Kuba Oms, the New Souls, Dirty Mountain, Jaimey Hamilton, Johnny Gr4ves and SweetLeaf, as well as hot eats from food trucks such as L’Authentique Poutine & Burger, Deadbeetz, Molly’s Fish and Chips, Ali Baba Pizza, Greek on the Street and Indecent Risotto.

In addition, residents can go for a paddle on a kayak or stand up paddle board with West Coast Outdoor Adventure, take an e-bike for a cruise, try out a climbing wall, and take a stroll through the beach-side street market.

New this year there will be an area where residents can enjoy craft beverages from Phillips Brewery or Merridale Cidery, among others.

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Last year’s event drew roughly 5,000 people and the City expects a similar turnout this year as well.

“Colwood is a really beautiful place with a strong and connected community where people enjoy getting together and are really connected to nature,” Russell said. “That’s what this is really all about is showing off the beautiful location that we have here in Colwood … It will be a really relaxed and nice event.”

Eats & Beats at the Beach takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m., along Esquimalt Lagoon. The City is encouraging residents to walk or cycle to the event, take transit, or hop on the shuttle, which takes residents from the park and ride at the corner of Island Highway and Ocean Boulevard to the event throughout the day.

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and parking will be available along the lagoon on either side of the event location.

For more information visit colwood.ca.


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