Taste of Downtown on Saturday features local food and drink, live music, kids’ activities, and shopping

Annual family-friendly event takes place on Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough on June 1

On Saturday, June 1st, the 2019 Taste of Downtown features food from 24 local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, live music from local performers, children's activities, and a sidewalk sale on Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
On Saturday, June 1st, the 2019 Taste of Downtown features food from 24 local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, live music from local performers, children's activities, and a sidewalk sale on Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

Taste of Downtown — a family-friendly event featuring local food and drink, live music, and shopping — returns to Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taste of Downtown takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1, 2019  on Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)
Taste of Downtown takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1, 2019 on Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of Peterborough DBIA)

There will be delicious cuisine from 24 local restaurants, beverages in the beer and wine garden hosted by The Venue and Publican House Brewery, and local live music sponsored by Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

“Taste of Downtown is your chance to find your new favourite restaurant,” says Terry Guiel, executive director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA).

For the kids, there will be a bouncy castle, face painting by Faces by Two, a fun photo mural, live art by the Art School of Peterborough, and a visit from George King of Downtown.

You can also get some shopping done as the businesses along Charlotte Street will put on a giant sidewalk sale with special deals.

The restaurants participating in this year’s Taste of Downtown are:

  • Caribbean Sizzle
  • Cosmic Charlie’s
  • Curry Mantra
  • Curry Village
  • Dodrio
  • DR J’s BBQ & Brews
  • Empress Gardens
  • Hobart’s Steakhouse
  • Hunter Street Tavern
  • Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine
  • Jasmine Thai Cuisine
  • La Hacienda
  • La Mesita
  • McThirsty’s Pint
  • Nateure’s Plate
  • Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
  • Publican House Brewery
  • Simply Delicious Bistr& Bakery
  • The Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
  • The Pin
  • The Turnbull Café
  • The Venue Peterborough
  • Village of Thai
  • Wild Wing

This year’s musical performers are Hillary Dumoulin from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Jerry Jerome steel drum band from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., and Bobby Watson from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

“We’re ready to kick off the summer season this Saturday on Charlotte Street with lots of great food, entertainment, and shopping,” Guiel says.

The event will take place rain or shine (as of the date of this story, the weather forecast for Saturday is sunny and warm).

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