Ah, the 1920’s…the decade of bathtub gin, the model T, speakeasies, flappers and gangsters. Referred to as the Roaring Twenties and The Jazz Age, it was a period of American prosperity and optimism. A time of great social upheaval and change…the most explosive decade of the century. Women were granted the right to vote, but Prohibition cast its shadow over the decade and inspired the rise of organized crime. The decade was a time of great advancements as America became more urban and more commercially driven until the market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression.
Join us here at Boundary Bay Brewery for a rip-roaring party on Saturday, December 5th as we relive the 20’s/30’s and celebrate the End of Prohibition! This is a family friendly event that starts around noon and lasts all day.
Costumes are not only welcome, but encouraged! Dress up in 1920’s/30’s period costume and join us as we re-enact prohibition.
In the evening, we’re going to shut down the taps, stage a protest, and then let the beer flow once again. But that’s not all! We’ve got good times planned all day for you…FREE horse drawn wagon rides from 1-4 pm, live music from 5-9 pm and costume contests with prizes for best dressed. And, don’t forget to get your portraits taken by professional photographer, Jon Brunk to memorialize your flapper dress and pearls or zoot suit and tommy gun!
Need costume ideas? Come as a speakeasy owner/bartender, a factory worker or a moonshine runner. How about a gangster, a flapper or a protestor? You could be a Suffragette, model Depression era clothing or just cobble together something that reminds you of the 20’s and/or 30’s. Think zoot suits, pinstripes, wing tips and martinis. Feathers, beaded fringe, evening dresses and long pearl necklaces. Cigarette holders, finger waves in your hair and pinstripe suits.
Come re-enact history with us. Join the protests. Raise your voice. Demand your right to beer!