Foodie Fridays is coming back for a first and second encore featuring popular local food trucks, street vendors, and live music downtown at Wood Innovation Square next to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre at Fifth Avenue and George Street.
The encores on September 13 and 20 will allow city staff to decide whether Prince George’s newest park is a fit for the 2020 season or if it is best located somewhere else. The event was originally held at Veterans Plaza in front of City Hall, but had to be relocated to Canada Games Plaza and later Wood Innovation Square due to the construction activity along Seventh Avenue.
The White Goose Bistro, Smokey J’s, North City Donair, and Spicy Greens are confirmed to be in attendance at Foodie Fridays on September 13 and 20, and the Frozen Paddle will be serving ice cream at the park on September 20.
This year’s Foodie Fridays have been more popular than ever. The average daily attendance was up 16 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018, and up 32 per cent compared to 2017. The average daily attendance in 2019 has been 563 people per event compared with 486 in 2018, and 425 in 2017.
“The extension of Foodie Fridays was driven by the participating food vendors simply not wanting the event to end for the season, and the numbers indicate that neither does the public,” said Civic Events Coordinator Jen Rubadeau.
The idea of an outdoor food court was brought forth in response to suggestions from local businesses and as a means to help activate the downtown core, support business, and provide a beautiful space for locals to enjoy cuisine outside. In 2017, the program was recognized at the BC Economic Development Awards as best community project.
The city encourages any food truck operators, restaurant operators, or licensed food vendors who are interested in participating in Foodie Fridays to contact the City of Prince George:
Civic Events Coordinator