Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2008 and Summerfest

Monday, July 14th, 2008 — 12:00pm PST
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This weekend I’ll be out in Surrey for Fusion Festival but for those who cannot make the Skytrain out to Surrey Central for this (free) three day event filled with dancing, food and concert performances in the park, there’s another event happening down at Jericho Beach Park.

Celebrating three days of world music. Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes place every third weekend of July. Founded in 1977, this annual festival uses eight outdoor stages, located at Jericho Beach Park on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia. [DiscoverVancouver]

There are seven stages including performances by Michael Franti and Spearhead, Aimee Mann, Ozomatli, Jajouka and Abigail Washburn, and the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck. There are weekend passes for $165 but the price can be broken down by day and kids 12 and under get in free.

Photo credit: Richard Eriksson on Flickr

If you cannot make it out to Jericho Beach or Surrey, there’s also Summerfest happening in Delta at the Wellbrook Winery on Saturday July 19th.

Featuring: Blueberry Festival with blueberry pie eating contest, Blueberry Bake Off and more. Specialty Farmers’ Market. Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. Live Music. Vendors & Displays — We have more than 30 artisans and farmer’s market vendors registered to date. Salmon BBQ lunch and dinner with Chef Romy Prasad and much more.

There is no admission price for Summerfest and partial proceeds from event sales will be donated to the Delta Hospital Auxiliary.

Check out my summer outdoor concert listing for more upcoming events in the sunshine.

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