Performances in the Park is the place to be on a Thursday night. From July 6 to August 24, the Gwen Ringwood Theatre in Boitanio Park will light up each Thursday evening with awesome musical performances from 6 – 8p.m., along with food vendors, face painting, and children’s activities. Arty the Artwalker and ArtWalk 2017 will be part of the event starting August 10.


Busker Fest 2017, organized by the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area (WLCBIA) and with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake via the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, is also happening every Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. downtown Williams Lake, prior to Performances in the Park.

Performances in the Park is a true community event. It is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society in partnership with the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, and is supported and sponsored by business and media partners.

Each concert night sees between 500 and 600 spectators, rain or shine, who bring their lawn chairs and blankets or umbrellas and tarps (we are tough in the Cariboo), to enjoy the summer evenings and fantastic acts by talented local, national, and international performers.

The team behind Performances in the Park gets into high gear in November to assure a fun-packed, family-friendly series the following summer. Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio, Performances in the Park co-ordinator, said she couldn’t make the event a success without the staff and volunteers of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and all their help.

The business community in Williams Lake has once again been more than generous in sponsoring the performances. We couldn’t do it without them, so please take note of our wonderful sponsors and be sure to thank them for their support. We have again received phenomenal support from local media outlets, who are promoting and advertising our event to make sure everyone knows about it in our communities.

Come out and enjoy the great music, fun atmosphere, tasty food, and children’s activities on Thursday nights in July and August. And, don’t forget to bring your friends!


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