Post on : June 19, 2024

The Downtown Pedestrian Mall (DPM) will open on June 20, and will run until September 2, 2024. Operating daily from noon until 10 p.m., Water Street from Adelaide Street to Prescott Street will transform into a bustling vehicle-free, people-friendly zone.

The Downtown Pedestrian Mall will be enhanced with a variety of new activities, including:  

  • Music on Water - The City is excited to host two concerts at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall this summer which will feature local musicians. Concerts will take place on July 6 and August 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. 
  • Markets on Water - Every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., starting July 4, the Downtown Pedestrian Mall will host local vendors, artists and makers from the St. John’s Farmer’s Market, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, IceberGallery and more.  There will also be a variety of food trucks.
  • Public Art - This summer, enjoy vibrant public art by local visual artists displayed throughout the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. 

In addition to the above initiatives and events, there will be pop-up events each Friday throughout the summer showcasing local entertainers. The City also provides free space on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall for organizations to get creative and engage with the community. More information is available on the City’s Downtown Pedestrian Mall webpage.