5 Things You Can’t Miss at the Steveston Salmon Festivalby
The Steveston Salmon Festival, at 74 years strong, is better than ever, with activities extending from Britannia Shipyards to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and encompassing its traditional home in Steveston Park, for a truly epic Canada Day celebration on July 1st.
Steveston Salmon Festival
Where: Steveston Village, Richmond
When: 10:00am to 10:30pm on Canada Day July 1st
With over 80,000 people expected, the festival will feature multiple stages with over 50 performances! 54-40 will be headlining the festival but you can also catch Krystle dos Santos, Urban Myth, Winsome Kind, Moon Coin Show Band, Bend Sinister, and many more artists throughout the day.
A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival. The Parade marches off at 10:00am sharp from Garry Point Park and winds through the streets of Steveston past the Community Centre to Railway Avenue.
There will also be a Kids Bike Parade. Children interested in entering the bike parade should bring their decorated bikes, trikes and wagons to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery parking lot at the corner of Chatham and 4th Avenue beginning at 8:30am and no later than 9:15am. They will cycle off at 9:30am.
Sammy’s Fun Zone
Sammy’s Fun Zone is an exciting mix of games, face painting, balloon artists, entertainers, and a multitude of excitement for children of all ages. Enjoy family-friendly programming all day on the Family Stage. Find the zone in the main baseball diamond, east of community centre and behind the community police station. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the Sammy’s Fun Zone ticket booth on July 1 for $15 each. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted. Purchase in advance for $10 at the Steveston Community Centre.
The Steveston Salmon Festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. Savour Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon locally processed and expertly barbecued over an alder wood fire and served with salad, bun, and beverage. A must-have treat! $16 per plate. Cash, credit, or debit accepted.
End the night in style! Fireworks start at 10:15pm along the historic Steveston waterfront, presented by Dueck GM.
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