Richmond Maritime Festival 2020: Re-Imagined

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Richmond’s annual celebration of all things nautical will be embracing the change in the wind for 2020. The Richmond Maritime Festival will bring performances, hands-on fun, storytelling and much more to online platforms from Britannia Shipyards Museum August 28th to September 7th.

Providence 1903 Sailing

Richmond Maritime Festival

When: Friday August 28 to Monday, September 7, 2020
Where: Viewers can tune in daily to the @FunRichmond Facebook page or the festival website for a compilation of music, hands-on activities, story-telling and history from great local artists and performers.

“As with every year, we look forward to celebrating Richmond’s strong maritime heritage,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “And though normally we would gather at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, we look forward to gathering in a different way and enjoying incredible performances and the spirit of the Richmond Maritime Festival from our own homes.”

Richmond Maritime Festival John Bollwitt Photo
2017 Richmond Maritime Festival ship boarding. Photo by John Bollwitt.

For the first time in its 17 year history, the Festival will take place entirely online! The kick-off celebration on Friday, August 28th will feature a welcome from Mayor Malcolm Brodie and performances by a capella trio Cannery Mermaids, Mad Jazz and The Seabillys. Peppered in among the music will be stories by Kevin Lee and the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society, a dance performance by Coastal Wolf Pack, and a hands-on activity by Richmond Maritime Festival artistic visionary Marina Szijarto. There will also be appearances by festival favourites Rikki the Rat and Lulu the Mermaid.

Enter to Win A Sailing Experience

Miss604 is proud to sign on once again as the Social Media Sponsor of the event and to present an awesome giveaway!

You can win a sailing on the Providence, flagship of the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, one of the stars of the Richmond Maritime Festival Re-Imagined and the oldest working vessel in BC waters.

The winner’s experience will include a 3 hour sailing leaving from Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston or the Vancouver Maritime Museum at Vanier Park. The experience is available to one family of up to 10 people. Sail subject to evolving provincial health authority COVID-19 orders and guidelines. Deadline for use is June 15, 2021.

Here are up to four ways you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries on the last day of the festival at 12:00pm on Monday, September 7, 2020.

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47 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Nicole SherlockMonday, August 24th, 2020 — 6:48pm PDT

    This would be such a fun way to end the summer!

  2. JillMonday, August 24th, 2020 — 7:31pm PDT

    I would love this!

  3. Kirsty MagallonMonday, August 24th, 2020 — 9:14pm PDT

    So happy that the maritime festival is happening!

  4. TinaTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 1:12am PDT

    this would be such an amazing experience ?

  5. Carole PitzelTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 10:25am PDT

    Absolutely excited about the event and would love to take my family on this wonderful tour.?⛵️

  6. Todd ProdanukTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 12:28pm PDT

    This would be an awesome day for my large family.

  7. TiffTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 3:22pm PDT

    This would be such a fun new experience to do together as a family! 🙂

  8. daneTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 3:28pm PDT


  9. AnnieTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 8:47pm PDT

    This would a great experience!

  10. HeatherTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 8:53pm PDT

    Our 4 yr old grandson would love this so much!! Thanks for the chance! ?

  11. GloriaTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 9:16pm PDT

    Wow this looks like fun!

  12. RobTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 9:18pm PDT

    Its great to know that the Festival can continue this year.

  13. Leigh-AnnTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 9:46pm PDT

    Awesome, hope I win the draw!

  14. Sandra RankineTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 10:07pm PDT

    I’d probably use it next year with my bff, her kids and my daughter

  15. BeckyTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 10:26pm PDT

    This would be super fun!

  16. Terry+BodalyTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 10:28pm PDT

    your contests are so fun. To spend quality time with family is precious. This would be so much fun. Thanks.

  17. Linda AndersonTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 10:47pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun experience. Would love to take my family.

  18. Matthew RichardsonTuesday, August 25th, 2020 — 11:16pm PDT

    Sounds fun!

  19. Ray CWednesday, August 26th, 2020 — 6:17am PDT

    Yes please, this sounds like great fun.

  20. Deb WildeWednesday, August 26th, 2020 — 2:16pm PDT

    I attend this festival annually and would LOVE to win this! COVID’s been a tough go and we could use some fun!

  21. Sunshine HWednesday, August 26th, 2020 — 10:41pm PDT

    This would be so nice on a bright sunny day! What a unique experience.

  22. HollyThursday, August 27th, 2020 — 9:33pm PDT

    Love the Maritime Festival! My son always loved being able to come aboard the docked ships and explore the different vessels. We have admired her docked at Vanier Park but have never been aboard.

  23. KarenThursday, August 27th, 2020 — 10:08pm PDT

    Yes, please. This would be an awesome family adventure.

  24. GregoryThursday, August 27th, 2020 — 10:09pm PDT

    I’d love to win this! What a great family outting.

  25. SheilaFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 7:52am PDT

    What a wonderful adventure!

  26. ShelleyFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 8:21am PDT

    It would be great to be aboard the Providence, on a three hour tour. Especially because it’s the oldest working vessel in B.C. waters. My family would absolutely love to experience that!!!

  27. wenFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 8:56am PDT

    This would be such an awesome experience!

  28. Kris WFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 10:13am PDT

    We just moved to B.C. last year and enjoy exploring everything it has to offer. I was just reading your article on the history of the False Creek Flats. Thank you for the excellent articles on the history of the lower mainland.

  29. PhilFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 11:52am PDT

    Would be grand

  30. AlanFriday, August 28th, 2020 — 3:38pm PDT


  31. KateSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 9:29am PDT

    This would be such an amazing experience for my daughter’s 5th birthday next year ?

  32. KateSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 9:30am PDT

    Following both on Facebook ?

  33. GraceSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 10:06am PDT

    I’m so glad the festival is able to proceed virtually. This could bring the event to an even wider audience!

  34. LyndaSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 1:32pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance to win !!! I would love to spend some quality family time on this ship ~ what a thrill !!!!

  35. TEDSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 1:33pm PDT

    What an awesome contest !!!! Thank you for doing this 🙂

  36. Zuzana TycSaturday, August 29th, 2020 — 2:30pm PDT

    that would be an awsom experience

  37. Rachel StenbergSunday, August 30th, 2020 — 8:50am PDT

    Would love to do this with my family!

  38. WesSunday, August 30th, 2020 — 10:42am PDT


  39. Jason bMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 1:10am PDT

    Great day out

  40. Iain MMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 7:06am PDT

    Sail the Covid blues away…

  41. VishvaMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 10:44am PDT

    Come sail away, come sail away with me!

  42. CindyMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 12:57pm PDT

    Me and my family would love this experience!

  43. PamMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 5:00pm PDT

    We love sailing. What an awesome experience this would be. Here’s hoping!

  44. ANNA NGOMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 6:32pm PDT

    Following both on IG.

  45. RebeccaMonday, August 31st, 2020 — 7:15pm PDT

    This would be amazing experience

  46. GregLTuesday, September 1st, 2020 — 1:20am PDT

    it would be a great adventure to go on

  47. lindaWednesday, September 2nd, 2020 — 8:00pm PDT

    Let’s get “get underway”!!

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