(Abbotsford, BC) Tourism Abbotsford celebrates BC’s Restart Plan with a tiered campaign starting with Let’s Go Do Something, which launched on June 17th. Everyone from across BC is invited to experience Abbotsford’s ever-changing handmade and homegrown experiences where farm meets table, spirit meets nature, and travelers meet our cultivated city. Suggested itineraries are themed by outdoor adventures, farm excursions, seasonal sips at wineries, cideries, and breweries, boutique shopping and local eats, and arts culture.
Sun & Soil Concert Series Returns
Starting on July 23, presented again by the Abbotsford Tech District, Tourism Abbotsford’s Sun & Soil Concert Series returns for its second year, showcasing a diverse mix of genres and local musicians. Various locations are featured select Friday evenings throughout the summer.
• Date: Friday, July 23rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: At Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery, with orchard views
Musical Artist: Nelson Padilla
• Date: Friday, August 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: the Eco Dairy with views of Mt. Baker
Musical Artist: K.C. Roces
• Date: Friday, August 13th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Maan Farms with views of Mt. Baker
Musical Artist: Chelsea Amber
• Date: Friday, August 20th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Mt. Lehman Winery with views of the vineyard
Musical Artist: Ryan McAllister
• Date: : Friday, August 27th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Ripples Winery and New Wave Distilling, amidst the gardens
Musical Artist: Kyler Pierce
“It’s been a difficult year for our tourism and hospitality businesses. We are thrilled to see travel begin to re-open and are tremendously excited to see Abbotsford come back to life this summer with events and things to do throughout the community. Let’s Go Do Something encourages people to come out and have fun again, to explore our nature trails, cycling routes, wineries, breweries, restaurants, shops, and farms. Sun & Soil unites farm-fresh food, diverse music, and beautiful country views. With vaccination rates increasing and life slowly returning to a post-pandemic state, we are pleased to welcome people back to our community,” says Craig Nichols, Executive Director of Tourism Abbotsford.
Although gathering sizes for outdoor events have been greatly increased as of July 1st, attendance for each concert will be limited to under 70 people to maintain an intimate experience. Tickets are $65/person, sold in packages for two or four people, and include local wine, beer, or cider, and charcuterie and picnic boxes with ingredients sourced from local farms. Concert attendees are invited to bring a picnic blanket but chairs will also be provided.
Abbotsford International Airshow
From August 6-8th, the Abbotsford International Airshow is returning with a Skydrive theme where attendees may remain in their vehicles or set up lawn chairs. The skies will be active for 3.5 hours per day with evening fireworks planned on August 6th and 7th and daytime performances on August 7th and 8th, I Closing the season, Tourism Abbotsford announces a Taste of Abby running from September 17th to September 25th. Plans include launching with a food and entertainment night festival and ending with a long table dinner. Details will be announced throughout the summer.
To learn more about Let’s Go Do Something, visit www.tourismabbotsford.ca/lets-go-do-something/
To purchase Sun and Soil tickets, visit www.tourismabbotsford.ca/store
Tickets are available as of Friday, July 9th.
To learn more about Skydrive, visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com/faq/
Photos: Robyn Bessenger Photography. Used with permission
Article written and provided by Summer Dhillon, email@example.com, 604.614.4609