Kitsilano Showboat, 84 Years of Free Seaside Entertainment in Vancouver

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The Kitsilano Showboat returns for its 84th season of free seaside entertainment in Vancouver! Performances run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from June 17 to August 17, 2019.

Kitsilano Showboat

Kitsilano Showboat

Since 1935 this summer staple has featured musical acts, plays, and dancers all near the pool at Kitsilano Beach. Here are just a few of the performances, which take place at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted:

Monday, June 17, 2019
Opening Night with the West Vancouver Concert Band
Friday, June 21, 2019
Dance to the Beat of Greece
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Special Thursday Show June 27th: Multiculturalism Day
Saturday, June 29, 2019
South Van Big Band

Click here to see what will be on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday »

Performers include Sambacouver, Vancouver School of Highland Dance, LiveWire4, Brazilian Swag, Top Line Vocal Collective, Heart and Sole, Royal City Concert Band, All for Dance, Studio Cloud 30, Wailele Wai Wai, 6oh4 Band, Bella Domingo Polynesian Dancers, Mexican Dance Ensemble… and many, many more!

Kitsilano Showboat History

In 1935, the Kitsilano Showboat was founded by Bert Emery. That same year the new Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce organized its first evening of events which included swimming, diving, acrobatics and other entertainment. As the Showboat began during the depression, performers also benefitted as they were not able to secure jobs during those hard times. Made up completely from volunteers, the Showboat has provided free entertainment for almost 70 years. The iconic outdoor stage, built in 1954, represents a Mississippi River showboat. [Source]

This summer, visit the Kitsilano Showboat at 2300 Cornwall (at Kitsilano Beach) in Vancouver, and online on Facebook and Twitter.

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