West Vancouver sure knows how to throw a festival, making use of its spectacular setting and the loads of culinary, visual, performing, and literary arts talent in our region. The Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, runs July 29th to August 7th, 2016 is now in its 26th year of celebrating arts on the waterfront.
Harmony Arts Festival
On both weekends of the festival, attendees will have the chance to stroll down Argyle Avenue between 14th and 16th streets to purchase high quality artwork from the ABC Senior Services Art Market. The popular ArtSpeaks workshops, sponsored by British Pacific Properties, entice amateur artists who are looking to delve further into their own artistic processes.
For kids, there’s the Artsy Kids tent sponsored by the North Shore News. Young people can also take part in the Harmony Kids Camp from August 2nd to 5th.
Music lovers always find a welcome mixture between the new and t he familiar at the many musical venues at the Harmony Arts Festival. The popular Onni Group Sunset Concerts, featured nightly on the West Vancouver Community Foundation Stage, will return with ten concerts at 7:30pm. Along with this is the Hollyburn House Seniors Series, showcasing three shows including a special Remembering Dal with the Dal Richards’ Orchestra commemoration event.
This year’s much anticipated new venue, The Park Royal Marina Club, will be located right on the beach in Ambleside landing, and will feature an adults-only culinary & bar experience. Attendees will sing & dance the night away with the Marina Club Concerts, showcasing dueling pianos on the Marina Club Stage.
Also new this year is the Readings in the Park series, sponsored by Amica Mature Lifestyles, taking place on the West Vancouver Community Foundation Stage.
Cinema in the Park sponsored by West Vancouver Optometry, will return with nine movie screenings at 9:00pm. every evening on the West Vancouver Community Foundation Stage in John Lawson Park. This year’s movie screenings will include Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Wizard of Oz, A League of Their Own and Sleepless in Seattle.
No trip to the Harmony Arts Festival is complete without sampling the food and beverages on offer. The popular RE/MAX Waterfront Lounge will return to Millennium Park and feature delicious Italian cuisine provided by Caffe Al Mercato. There is also the Beachside Patio on the west side of Millennium Park offering drinks and local seafood from The Dirty Apron. Attendees looking for something more casual may opt for one of the food carts at Artisan Eats, sponsored by Canadian In-Home Care and located within John Lawson Park.
Enjoy the 6th annual Best of the West event, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas. Held on August 3rd at the Ambleside pier, this competition is a pairing event featuring 12 restaurants and 12 wineries. In addition, a new Mixology Night on the Pier event will be held on August 4th, and will feature exciting cocktail creations from the best bartenders in the city. Boaters can once again take advantage of the best view in town with the return of the Pop-Up Marina & Club 25, sponsored by Eric Christiansen – West Vancouver Real Estate.
Win Tickets to Mixology Night on the Pier
I have two tickets to give away to Mixology Night on the Pier on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. This exciting new culinary event will feature several bar stations, catered food and great music – all taking place under the gorgeous setting sun along Ambleside Pier. BC’s top bartenders will entice participants with an array of creative and daring new drinks. Visitors will be able to relax and sample spirits at each station.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. I will draw one contest winner at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Follow the Harmony Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
Update: The winner is @PoMoNancyO!