Harmony Arts Festival 2018: Win Tickets

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The Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, is entering its 28th year with a cornucopia of festival favourites and some exciting new additions. Enjoy a variety of free events and activities including live concerts, art exhibitions, outdoor installations and culinary events along the Ambleside waterfront this August.

Harmony Arts Festival

When: August 3–12, 2018
Where: Ambleside, various venues, West Vancouver

Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver

New This Year

  • A new Indigenous Exhibition, sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal, will include an authentic marketplace and group exhibition, starting with a traditional welcome on Friday, August 3, 2018.
  • The inaugural Indigenous Feast featuring Salmon n’ Bannock will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 on Ambleside Landing.
  • We are proud to offer a stunning feature artwork designed by a Coast Salish artist, Sinámkin Jody Broomfield, which pays homage to the spirit of the eagles who live near Ambleside and John Lawson Park.
  • Salt & Earth Catering Co. brings savoury treats to the Salt & Earth Oyster Bar in the RE/MAX Waterfront Lounge for all 10 days of the festival.

Enjoy music, film, art, literature, food, and more at Harmony Arts!

Visual Arts

An eclectic mix of local and international artistic talent in a variety of media

  • The Fresh St. Market Art Market features a wide range of juried products including ceramics, glass, jewelry, leather, painting, photography, textiles and wood. The market runs both weekends (August 3–6 and August 10–12) on Argyle Avenue.
  • ArtSpeaks, sponsored by British Pacific Properties, features a range of workshops, demonstrations and artist talks at the Ferry Building Gallery.
  • The Group Exhibition, sponsored by the Always Best Care Senior Services, is an outdoor exhibition, open daily.
  • Located at Ambleside and Dundarave storefronts, Art Beat, sponsored by Cressey Development Group, showcases local artists in more than 40 local businesses.
  • For the Love of Art, sponsored by Kin’s Farm Market showcases youth art in an outdoor exhibition, open daily.
  • Artsy Kids, sponsored by the North Shore News, offers a fun and messy creative outlet for kids. Drop in for crafting, painting and other fun workshops.

Music and Performing Arts

Enjoy over 50 free concerts

  • PARC Retirement Living Garden Concerts at the PARC Retirement Living Garden Stage in Millennium Park offers three different performances daily with daytime concerts, dinner concerts at 5:30pm and late-night concerts at 8:45pm.
  • Onni Group Sunset Concerts also offers nightly performances at 7:30pm on the Main Stage.
  • Enjoy the classics from 2:00pm-4:00pm on August 5, 6 and 12, during the Seniors’ Series sponsored by Hollyburn House.
  • Jazz by the waterfront returns with Live Music at the Silk Purse.

Culinary Arts

A feast for the senses with pop-up restaurants and more

  • Sample delicious family-style Italian fare from La Sorella Di Mangia in the RE/MAX Waterfront Lounge in Millennium Park.
  • The Park Royal Beachside Patio in Millennium Park features down-to-earth cuisine from a pop-up restaurant created by Feast Dining.
  • Artisan Eats, sponsored by Just Like Family Home Care, turns John Lawson Park into a mecca of mobile food trucks.
  • The always-popular Best of the West, sponsored by Grosvenor Americas, is a ticketed food and wine pairing event. Twelve local restaurants and wineries compete for culinary mastery on Ambleside Pier.
  • Catch innovative cocktail stylings from bartenders at the ticketed Night on the Pier.
  • Cinema in the Park: enjoy a film in the park. For movie lovers and cinephiles, Cinema in the Park, sponsored by West Vancouver Optometry, offers free nightly movies every evening at 9:00pm on the Main Stage.

Literary Arts

Readings in the Park, sponsored by Bridgewater Tile Ltd., features Canadian poet, Joy Kogawa. This is a perfect event for literary lovers and written word aficionados.

Harmony Arts Festival Night on the Pier

WIN TICKETS: Night on the Pier

The Harmony Arts Festival, sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited, celebrates the rebirth of cocktail culture at the 3rd annual Night on the Pier. It’s a vibrant and exhilarating evening on Ambleside Pier that features some of the best bartenders from around the Lower Mainland. Each mixologist competes to create innovative, daring and bold drinks for you to enjoy. Paired with delicious catered food and a stunning waterfront view, Night on the Pier is the place to be.

Here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to Night on the Pier:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Follow the Harmony Arts Festival on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more info.

Update The winner is Jennifer R!

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96 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jill KMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 11:53am PST

    Perfect date night at Harmony Arts Festival. Cheers !

  2. ChloeMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 12:31pm PST

    How lucky are we to have this as our backyard? 😍🌅

  3. PatMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 1:54pm PST

    Sounds like a fun night out!

  4. IsabelMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 3:34pm PST

    Would be fun to attend it! Twitted @drama_otaku too!

  5. RayMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 4:54pm PST

    Yes, please.

  6. Rebecca fMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 5:32pm PST

    Yes please and thank you

  7. Don MMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 6:13pm PST

    What a great night that would be. I would love to go.

  8. WenMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 6:39pm PST

    This sounds like a great evening event. Thanks!

  9. JoanMonday, July 30th, 2018 — 10:35pm PST

    I want to go!!! 😁🍷🍸🍹🍺🥃

  10. AmandineTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 12:33am PST

    sounds like a wonderful event!

  11. AlexMTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:51am PST

    Food and drink! Sounds great

  12. CKSTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:56am PST

    What a beautiful spot!!

  13. Michelle WTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:11am PST

    I would love to go to Night on the Pier!

  14. TalTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:41am PST

    Looks like the perfect night out! Drinks, food and an amazing view! I’d love to take my wife!

  15. Christina KosiancicTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 11:46am PST

    That is a perfect summer evening, basking in the ocean breeze while sipping on a cocktail seaside & enjoying some yummy nibbles, yes please an amazing prize!

  16. Jeff STuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 1:13pm PST

    What a great event! It would be awesome to attend.

  17. EileenTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 3:23pm PST

    I’d love to attend!

  18. RonTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 3:36pm PST

    Sounds like a great date night!

  19. RoderickTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 3:39pm PST

    Nice contest for a foodie

  20. RebeccaTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 7:42pm PST

    This would be amazing

  21. JocelynTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 7:54pm PST

    Would love to go!

  22. DavidTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:13pm PST

    Wow this looks great!

  23. Michelle ITuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:32pm PST

    This will be an amazing, one of a kind date night. Thanks so much for the chance to win. 😊😊

  24. SteveTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:34pm PST

    Great date night place.

  25. KateTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:36pm PST

    This would be such an amazing date night!! 😍

  26. Alex KingstonTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:49pm PST

    Love to take my wife 😎

  27. GloriaTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 8:56pm PST

    Exciting event!

  28. ChristiTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 9:54pm PST

    What a fun event!

  29. JennyTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:00pm PST

    I would love to take my mom.

  30. Lindsey McDowellTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:32pm PST

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  31. catherine popeTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:53pm PST

    How fun!

  32. catherine popeTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 10:53pm PST

    It would be fantastic to win!

  33. GingerTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 11:12pm PST

    That would be amazing…..

  34. AmTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 11:24pm PST

    This sounds like fantastic fun. Hope I win tickets to Night on the Pier!

  35. Jason BTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 11:25pm PST

    Fantastic

  36. AmyTuesday, July 31st, 2018 — 11:29pm PST

    Love ❤️ to win this night out on the pier!

  37. HollyWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 12:13am PST

    This will be my and David’s 10th year enjoying Harmony Arts together. We would love to experience Night on the Pier!

  38. VickyWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 12:14am PST

    What a great date night! ✨🥂

  39. LindsayWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 6:38am PST

    Fun date night!

  40. Grace GWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 6:41am PST

    Yes please! I’ve never been so would love to check out!

  41. Cheryl GreenWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 9:10am PST

    Awesome! I can’t believe I have never been. Thanks for the chance!

  42. colleen tsoukalasWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 9:26am PST

    Would love to go and write this one up!

  43. Jennifer RWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:15am PST

    This would be an amazing date night!! Sunset 🌅 on the pier and delicious food 🍢🍹drinks!

  44. CindyWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:28am PST

    Would love to win this!!

  45. Angela MWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:39am PST

    I’d love to go! Looks like it would be a wonderful night!

  46. Trevor MWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 11:53am PST

    This would be great! Drinks and delicious food on the Pier!

  47. Shelley ButcherWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 12:25pm PST

    What an amazing event. I would love to win.

  48. Alberto GWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 1:48pm PST

    This sounds like it will be a fantastic night and a really exciting festival to check out!

  49. girlspy66Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 2:24pm PST

    Wounds amazing, would love to win.

  50. Bobby CWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 2:52pm PST

    Cocktails, food, ocean view and great people, what a night !!

  51. Dan MulliganWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 4:34pm PST

    Sounds like a great time

  52. Pam RWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 4:47pm PST

    Have been going to the Festival since 1997 but have never been to this particular event and would LOVE to go!

  53. Niloufar BadihiWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 5:30pm PST

    Love to win this tickets. We have been going there almost every night for he past few years. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Keyvan EslamiWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 5:32pm PST

    We have been going to the festival for the past few years and love it. Thanks for sharing this tickets.

  55. Ron SWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 5:41pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  56. Jesse BlueWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 5:59pm PST

    Oh goodness! This would be a romantic date night for me and my partner! Fingers crossed!

  57. Elaine McHargWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 6:28pm PST

    Summer highlight!!

  58. David HadidWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 7:20pm PST

    Sounds like a wonderful evening. Hope it’s us!

  59. Marie E. LeBlancWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 8:30pm PST

    In my very immodest opinion, I think the Harmony Arts Festival it is one of the absolute best in the Lower Mainland. It includes a wide variety of musical styles, community art displays and very high quality foods. It is also easy to get to by bike, bus, or, on foot. No car needed. With the ocean as the backdrop and a beautiful view of the Moon at night, what could be more perfect?!

  60. Elly killWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 8:37pm PST

    Would LOVE to win this!!!

  61. MayaWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 8:40pm PST

    It would be a perfect evening at my favorite festival!🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹👍

  62. triciaWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 8:42pm PST

    I have never attended this event yet.

  63. Carla FrostWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 9:48pm PST

    What a great event to win tickets too. Summer fun in Vancouver ❤️🙏🏼🤗

  64. Cheuk LauWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:10pm PST

    Great summer fun

  65. Cat KingWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:15pm PST

    Looking forward to Harmony Arts. Wonderful festival

  66. KarolineWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 10:36pm PST

    This is really a great festival with activities for everyone. I would love to win.

  67. StellaWednesday, August 1st, 2018 — 11:06pm PST

    Just in time for my birthday! ❤

  68. VinceThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 5:51am PST

    What a fun evening!

  69. dbThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 6:03am PST

    Just in time for a birthday celebration lol!

  70. Marni SutherlandThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 6:40am PST

    I go every year to enjoy this festival. A dinner would the cherry on top this year.

  71. SUSANNAH PARANICHThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 10:34am PST

    What a wonderful event to enjoy!

  72. Emily TThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 10:37am PST

    Sounds lovely, thank you for the opportunity!

  73. Bianca AuldThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 3:15pm PST

    My boyfriend and I would love to attend Night on the Pier! Cocktails and a view?! What more could one ask for? 🙂

  74. Alyssa JThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 4:10pm PST

    Sounds amazing!!

  75. KIm CThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 5:22pm PST

    This would be the perfect date night.

  76. Steve v.Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 6:43pm PST

    Those food events look phenomenal..

  77. LauraThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 6:43pm PST

    Yes please!!

  78. Bob TamThursday, August 2nd, 2018 — 8:48pm PST

    Looking forward to it~fingers crossed!

  79. Sabrina ChristieFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 6:29am PST

    So happy that the festival starts today – we are all on for a great treat!! Winning this contest would be the cherry on the cake though 😉 I’ll be keeping my fingers cross

  80. Teresa PFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 9:50am PST

    Sounds like an amazing time!

  81. Karen MillerFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 10:12am PST

    Id love to go!

  82. RitaFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 10:48am PST

    Sounds like so much fun! I’d love to go😊!

  83. WesFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 12:32pm PST

    Sounds like a great date night!

  84. Tammy HFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 2:01pm PST

    Fantastic! Lovely adventure!!

  85. valerieFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 3:38pm PST

    I would love an excuse to go to West Van and enjoy Ambleside Park.

  86. AnnFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 3:56pm PST

    What a perfect evening this would be.

  87. MarianneFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 7:38pm PST

    A night on the pier!!!

  88. JasonFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 9:36pm PST

    Sounds like the perfect date night!

  89. JessicaFriday, August 3rd, 2018 — 11:47pm PST

    Would love to go!

  90. Jessica RodgersSaturday, August 4th, 2018 — 12:34am PST

    This would be an amazing experience

  91. TiffanySaturday, August 4th, 2018 — 8:16am PST

    Thanks for highlighting this event! Looks like fun!

  92. Catherine HoSaturday, August 4th, 2018 — 9:37am PST

    Wpuld be a fantastic evening to experience!

  93. KaillySaturday, August 4th, 2018 — 9:41am PST

    Would love love to go to this!!

  94. Theresa HSaturday, August 4th, 2018 — 10:11am PST

    I’d love to go! Great event!

  95. lindaSunday, August 5th, 2018 — 8:27am PST

    It would be great to try the event.

  96. janWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 12:47pm PST

    what a wonderful night this would be

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