Feature Story                                                                       Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Wasn't That a Party

Week's end annual Chilliwack festivals begin

Staff/Voice photos


Crowds dance to the music of Steve "Elvis" Elliot at the first of four Party in the Park" events Friday, July 7. Below, a female singer's feet leave the stage.


he highly anticipated "Party in the Park summer festival season has officially kicked off. The first event of four planned Fridays in July. Even though the dates of the urban events fluctuate each year, there is no lack of crowds wanting to be entertained and make great summer memories.

This year, a diverse lineup of local talent from rock to country hit the stage.


In years past, musicians were brought in from outside of Chilliwack, however this year local acts have been given the opportunity to showcase their bands. Doing this undoubtedly means more cost savings for the Downtown Chilliwack BIA.

Organizers moved in food trucks adjacent to the park which caused some cramping, but crowds managed to navigate through the lineups.


Paramedics Rick White ( r ) and Phil Bruce were relaxing and having a good time.


Apparently, a list of bands isn't available to those not directly involved in the event, so it's going to be a surprise for the next three Fridays which bands will be featured on the stage.

Thanks has to go out to volunteers who help make it it happen. Harold Zinke, a smiling street cleaner, is always happy to do everything from picking up trash, to giving directions and even posing for photos.


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Thanks for looking. See you at the next Party in the Park July 14.